Monday, July 25, 2011

Meet the Felkers

The east coast has hippies too. At least now it does! In 2002, we packed up our family of mom, dad and 5 kids, left our home in southern California, and drove across the country in an RV. We stayed for a few months in Kansas, before continuing on to Delaware. In March of 2003 we rented a home and decided to stay awhile.


We are the Felkers. Our clan has grown more in the last 9 years to now include 3 more children and 2 grandchildren, and a zoo of furkids who have come and gone.


I am Heather, the family manager, aka "mom". Aside from keeping the home running and the chaos to a dull roar, I am a babywearing educator and owner of Sling With Me. In my spare time I am a La Leche League leader, a leader for our local babywearing group, and work on the board of our local homeschool co-op. I am also finding my way in a newly necessary gluten free diet.


My eternal mate is Brad. He is an aircraft mechanic by trade, and scout dad/ leader on the side. He also enjoys volunteering for our local little league each spring and supporting the swim team each summer.


Brad and I all dressed up a couple of years ago.


Together we parented Patrick, Cameron and Allyson, all grown now. The boys have both returned home for a time, Allyson is away at college near Kimber in Idaho. Still keeping us busy at home are Jayson, Dalton, Landon, Maddox, Sterling, and the grandkids, Phoenix and Ari. Yep, 7 kids, 13 and under. Never a dull moment around here.


Cameron, Landon, Jayson, Allyson, Sterling, Dalton, Maddox, Patrick


Ariadne and Phoenix


In classic hippie style, we are an extended breastfeeding, babywearing, sleep sharing, selective vaxing, homeschooling, natural food eating, cloth diaper using, {fairly} normal family. Stick around and see how and why we do what we do.

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