My family

My family
My Family

Tuesday, March 22, 2011


Everything we do in life has a purpose.  The purpose of this blog is a place for me to tell my experiences, in hopes of helping others. 

The primary subject I want to focus on is parenting. 

Fifteen months ago I became a mother.  This was a life-long dream of mine and on December 12, 2009, my dream became a reality with the birth of my son Austin.  In these short 15 months, I have experienced more than I ever imagined.  Below is a short list of our obstacles - I plan to discuss these challenges in future posts.

1.  NICU - I never imagined my full term baby would be admitted to the NICU
2.  Tongue tie
3.  Breastfeeding
4.  Sleep - mostly lack thereof
5.  Eczema
6.  Food allergies

I will leave with why I chose to name my blog "Adventures Raising "A" Family".  My name is Affton.  I married a man named Adam.  We have a crazy dog named Astro.  We have a wonderful son named Austin.  We are expecting a new precious baby girl in July and her name will be Aubrey.  Yes, we are "that" family. 

I chose the word adventure because of a quote that I love and feel is true in many situations.  This quote was very fitting while I was pregnant with Austin.  It also holds true for this blog...

"A Grand Adventure is About to Begin" - Winnie the Pooh


  1. I'm following you - love it! And love the name Aubrey. AW!!!! Do you all have the same middle initials?

  2. Welcome to the blogging community :)