Mom to Mom: Pixie Campbell
Mom: Pixie Campbell
Of: Miles Lighthorse, 14 months
Blog: Pink Coyote
1. In what ways has becoming a mother changed you?
I now live for someone else completely!
My values are becoming more defined-especially those having to
do with relationship skills and modeling good behavior. When I
didn't have a baby, I was not nearly as conscious about my habits.
Things like procrastination, not doing the task in front of me,
having inconsistent boundaries with people, driving while fumbling
in my purse and the like, were not at the top of my list of things to
change in myself like they are now. I am a vigilant child advocate.
I evaluate strangers differently. I can no longer linger in negative
situations or emotions to seek a solution, meaning my problem
solving skills have become much sharper. I'm a bit more arrogant
about some things: like my need to feed my child only pesticide
free foods, co-sleeping and refusing to go back to work until he is
ready for me to; while being more humble about other things:
my clothes, what I can get done in a day, and how little I know
about life's simple pleasures. To name only a few.
2. What is one tip you would like to share about mothering?
Stay home with your babies and do not put them in daycare.
If you must go back to work, explore creative options for taking
them with you or leaving them for short periods with one consistent
caregiver, preferably a trusted family member or work from home.
Reactive attachment disorder and the ADD's so epidemic in our culture
due to attachment breaks are much harder to heal than a budget that
can easily be downsized. Be willing to change your life to be your child's
primary caregiver. Move if you have to.
3. What is your creative outlet/medium?
Painting, drawing, and journalling.
4. How do you find time for creativity?
Helping Miles in our ever-evolving search for sleep has allowed
me some time lately, especially in the evenings. We started
putting him down as early as 6pm when we discovered that he
was showing signs of being reallyunder-rested. Though we miss
him while he sleeps, I love finally having some time to myself to
devote to creative enterprises.
5. Why do you blog/journal?
I keep a moleskine journal to problem solve my daily stuff
and write down my dreams, and have used this medium to
collect my thoughts and musings since I was a little girl.
Blogging is kind of an extension of this, but I also do it to share
my stories with the community and practice writing. Blogging also
makes it easy to share Miles with our worldwide group of
family and friends, saving me valuable time and energy
(and phone bills). I enjoy being a part of a community of women
sharing ideas about life.
6. Which blogs do you frequent?
Well, I never miss this one! Among my daily stops are:
Bohemian Girl ,Superhero Designs, and Keri Smith.
7. Who are some bloggers that you would like to meet?
I would love to meet Liz, Christina and Nina.
Labels: Mom to Mom Interviews