As I am living this life longer as being a parent, I am learning many things. One of the most frustrating to me is to learn that I have choices. See – a lot of things about parenting lead you to believe that “x” is the way to do something. Whether it is to vaccinate your child, methods of feeding, discipline, medical care, or schooling – there are choices that we have available to make as parents. I guess this frustrates me because on the surface one thinks they have no options. I once thought this about all these areas and more. But the more I spend time in being a well researched advocate for my child, I am realizing that there are actually a world of opportunities and choices we have as parents to make. I wish more parents would take the time to being exactly that for their child rather than taking the first suggestion as “what I have to do.” It has caused me to think and rethink on many things and then to make the best decision for our family and our children. Knowledge goes a long way and opens many doors.