About P&A

Good day! I am Ana, the Panda. I am a 29 year old single mother to one rambunctious young man born in August of 2010, the Ananas. We live in an old Tudor in a lively suburb of Cleveland, Ohio. It's pretty nice. I have a degree in Biology and Philosophy and was fortunate enough to find a job in my field which is looking more and more like a "career" every day.

I like the color green, music, writing, poetry, photography, gardening, literature, research, cooking, baking, crafting, and speaking.

The Ananas is budding into his personhood at amazing rates - my DaSein! He loves causing a ruckus, superheros, Disney, reading, drawing, and taking his clothes off (imagine that). I am astounded every day and love him evermore.

I am a hippie-child, as my best friend calls it. I might be a little crunchy around the edges. We strive to live consciously and do our best to practice some self-sustainability.

I am very much about Natural Parenting - Breastfeeding, Baby-Wearing, Co-Sleeping, Autonomy, Peaceful Parenting, Consciousness, Natural Living. I retain the right to peacefully disagree with anything I want and do my best to make the best choices I am able to with the knowledge I am able to obtain.

I work in an environmental laboratory, passing mounds of paperwork from one end of my desk to another on the daily, and am also a volunteer Articles Editor at Natural Parents Network. I work with Dionna at Code Name: Mama, as well, helping to moderate her FaceBook Page.

This blog has multiple purposes for me: to record my thoughts, memories, and things I really should remember because I won't write them down; to offer information and ideas; to be a place where my friends can get to know what the current haps in my life are; to act as a sort of therapy.

I'm interested to see where this will lead and am quite appreciative that you have taken the time  to read this.



The complex affair we call the world requires a great variety of people to keep it going. - Charles Dudley Warner

Your thoughts and comments are appreciated. If the form below is not working for you today, you may also email me directly at ana.z.panda {@} (gmail.com) or find me on the FaceBook {@} Panda & Ananaso.