About the Author


My name is Paala. I write about my journey through motherhood as co-sleeping, babywearing, full-term breastfeeding parent to four wonderful children. We spend our days unschoolingexploring nature and all that the San Francisco Bay Area has to offer. I’m also a birth, breastfeeding, and women’s rights advocate so I post about those as well.

My blog and activism have taken a back seat to my family lately though since my fourth baby was born at 24 weeks in February and I spent 3.5 months in the NICU with him.

You can follow me on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram if you’d like to see more.

Want to get in touch? You can e-mail me at paalasblog at gmail dot com or message me on my facebook page.

Thanks for being here!

♥ Paala

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All information, photos, and posters shared on this blog are for educational and entertainment purposes. I am not a medical professional so while I do share my own family’s experiences, please contact your health care provider for personal lactation and medical advice.


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22 thoughts on “About the Author

    • Of course! Spreading positive birth stories with women who need to and want to read them is such a gift. You’ve got a great sense of humor that shines through your posts too. Love those OB lies!

  1. Hi,
    I have a natural parenting magazine in Australia (www.nurtureparentingmagazine.com.au). I have an article in my next issue about tandem breastfeeding and would like to know if you would be willing for me to use your beautiful tandem breastfeeding photo? They are just devine!
    Many thanks,

  2. Congratulations on your blog and thank you for your advocacy for issues relating to women, equality and revealing the cultural flaws that I didn’t realize existed.

  3. Hi Paala

    Thank you for sharing my birth video “Birth in Nature” on your website. I was told about it by a friend and after looking around your website I feel honoured to be held in such a like minded space.

    Blessings on your next birth. I look forward to reading about it.

    All love

  4. Hi Paala, I established a group on facebook to organise meetings in my environment for people who are interested in attachment parenting, breastfeeding, co-sleeping etc.
    You have wonderful pics on your page and I would like to ask if you would allow me to share or post some of them from time to time in this group.

    It´s great to see that there are mothers like you :)
    Best regards from germany!

  5. Hi Paala,

    I love your blog and find some myself checking in on it a lot ! I currently am breastfeeding my 11 month old son and we co sleep and I still nurse him throughout the night whenever he wants. My husband and I have been considering trying to get pregnant again very soon and I know conceiving while breastfeeding is possible , but more difficult. I am wondering how you were able to get pregnant while breastfeeding your children at the same time!
    Thank you !

    • Hi Megan!

      Thanks for reading! I was able to conceive easily after my period returned each time. It took 9 months for my cycle to return after my first baby while nursing 24 hours a day and cosleeping, then 12 months after my next birth, then 18 or so. So, if your cycle is back, chances are good. If not, you might have to wait a bit. Kellymom has some great info on conceiving while breastfeeding.


      Best wishes on your journey to have another baby!


  6. Hi Paala, I am a new mom to be and came across your blog when I was searchin for compostable diaper services in MA. I noticed you wrote about Kind By Nature in Auburn, MA. Do you have any idea if this company is still open for business. It seems like they are, they have a voicemail set up and website, but 2 emails, 1 voicemail and 3 calls later, I’ve never actually heard back or connected with anyone and its a bit discouraging. Im desperate to find a compostable service in the area and they seem to be the only ones (offering compostable disposable diapers). Any help is much appreciated!
    Thank you,

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