A mom of tweens lets you peek inside her world — which is sometimes great, sometimes frustrating, often exhausting, usually hectic and never easy. Her objective is to help all parents find a way to find the joy in parenting, to take care of themselves and to remember to laugh now and then.
Who am I? I’m a midwestern girl at heart, so I like keeping it real and staying far away from pretense. I’ve lived on (almost) the west coast and (almost) the east coast and love where I finally landed. I’m lucky to be able to say that my life has been full of great adventures and thrilling opportunities as well as some difficult losses. I used to be on a fast track and full of ambition until we ran into a brick wall of bad childcare and were forced to consider the possibility of my staying home. After researching, analyzing and pondering the question to death, I finally decided to stay home with my kids. My adjustment period was probably a bit longer than average. I initially hated answering the inevitable cocktail party question, “So, what do you do?” but after several years I began to embrace my new life and was finally able to say, “Being a mom is great!”
This blog is really my continued response to that question. All of the experiences, observations and thoughts in all these posts? That’s what I do.
So I guess you could say that I experience, observe and think about life in general, but, more specifically, as lived by a mom.
I hope you spend some time on the blog. And I hope what’s here makes you smile.
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