For those of you who don’t know, the folks at 5 Minutes for Mom have put together an Ultimate Blog Party as a way for us to meet and greet fellow bloggers and even win prizes! If you haven’t checked it out yet, you should. If you found me from the links on the UBP site, here’s a little about me and my blog.
I am a 29-year-old high school English teacher and mother to an adorable, laid-back, sweet little 6-month old boy named Jude.
Soon I can erase the first half of that sentence because I am turning the page to life as a SAHM in something like 43 42 days. Not that I’m counting. As I’ve said before, my days are certainly never boring and, for the most part, I’ve actually loved my job for the last 5 years, but I’m incredibly excited to give more of myself to Baby Jude in the coming months. I find it really really difficult to balance 150 of other people’s children with just one of my own, and I think anyone who maintains sanity as both a teacher and a mother deserves serious praise.
I’m fascinated with natural living, and we do our best around here to be less wasteful, healthier, and more frugal whenever possible. I’m not perfect on that one. (Where did all those Girl Scout cookies go?) But I’m learning and enjoying the journey as I find new tips and ideas to better living. We grow a little here and there, and I love using my own herbs and such in the kitchen
Let’s see, what else? I love books (hence the title), but I won’t be posting reviews as often as I once did on my former book blog because I usually get, oh I don’t know, 14 pages in and someone decides to wake up from a nap or need a snuggle. I’m working on making time for reading in my new life though, and he’s worth the interruption in my reading schedule for sure.
I began this blog as a way to chronicle my life with my son as I watch him grow and as I attempt to embrace the many challenges of motherhood. I love that mommy blogs give us a sense of community to read anecdotes and hear experiences from a day in the life of what is, to me, both the hardest and most satisfying thing I’ve ever attempted.
Leave me a comment to let me know you stopped by and give me another place to visit! I love “seeing” you from afar and learning about your families, challenges, tips, and ideas. I’ve only been at this for a few weeks, so there’s not much, but feel free to stay awhile and have a look around!
- A Guy and Eva Jewelry Necklace
- 2 year-long magazine subscriptions…one to Taste of Home and one to Simple & Delicious.
- New Momma Prize Package from the Pampered Chef including the Must Have Quick-Stir Pitcher and Twixit! Clips
If my top three prizes were taken, I’d prefer prizes number 12, 27, 31, 32, 38, 42, 44, or 51.