she researched


i'm running out of "what would ami do?" posts, i believe this series will be finished by june. however, stay with me, because in may i'll be tackling possibly the three biggest decisions my mom made regarding motherhood:

choosing not to vaccinate
staying at home

but in preparation, i'll tell you something i admire most about my mom. she can read boring research books like it's her job.

the older i get, the more i realize that i am my mother. i think all women go through this. we turn into our mothers because, hey, we turned out okay, right?

and though i did take to reading at a very young age, this is one quality of my mom that i don't possess. i hate reading anything but fiction. ugh, i dread the thought of it. i have to fight to finish anything that is non-fiction, unless it's a novel written about a true story or something.

i'm just hoping that when i become a mom, i will naturally become awesome at this. i envy those of you who have this quality. (ahem, paige)

my mom didn't just make her unconventional decisions off the fly or because she was a rebel without a cause, she read and read and read and read some more. and the more she read, the more she leaned towards these decisions. both home-birth and choosing not to vaccinate were not her original plans, but her resources and research led her to those decisions.

i greatly admire how much she cared about us to spend so much time and energy poring over books and researching. thanks mom!

stay tuned for next week!


  1. It would be great to have a list of some of the resources that she used or is using. I'm always looking for reliable sources of information and sometimes it's hard to discern what's good and what's not.

  2. you'll get that way once you have kids - while i was never anti-nonfiction, i've developed a higher tolerance for it over the last couple years! :)