About Me

First and foremost, I strive everyday to be the best wife and mother to my family that I can be.  I’ve been more than blessed with an amazing, supportive husband who is the best father I could imagine having for our son.  A long time ago, we decided that if we were ever blessed with a child, one of us needed to be home to raise him or her.  In our current situation, it made sense for Paul to work and provide for the family and for me to give up my job.  I was happy to do it, but also very scared.  I used to be such a city girl and my entire life up until marrying Paul had been career-driven.

I know of a lot of single people that feel getting married and having kids means giving up ‘your identity’.  I simply don’t think this is true.  Your identity may change, but it’s up to you to maintain your own identity.  My identity has changed in ways I never thought possible.  I live in the suburbs, I am domesticated and I am happier than I’ve ever been.

My interests have changed.  I suppose the mish-mash of activites I find fun and exciting are drab and boring to others.  I like saving money.  A lot.  In preparing for Aaron’s natural homebirth, we started to discover we were both happy to get ‘back to basics’ in all areas of our life, not just in the birth of our son.  So urban homesteading has become a hobby and sort of a lifestyle for us.  We DIY as many things as possible, right down to our homemade laundry soap.  I sew and quilt when I get a chance.  I cook a lot, to include Aaron’s homemade baby food.  And I take a lot of photographs.  And in the future (not too far off), I’ll add ‘homeschooler’ to my domestic resume.

Not only do most of the skills I’m picking up benefit my family, but I really do enjoy them.  I like knowing the food the three of us eat are not laden with preservatives and MSG.  I like making custom-made home furnishings for a fraction of the retail cost.  I like going to the grocery store and paying $25 for $100+ worth of groceries.

You never know what you’ll find here on a daily basis.  One day it will be a rambling conversation about a new skill I learned in a quilting class, and the next day maybe it’ll be a recipe for homemade hummus or my detailed account of the “No-poo Solution”.

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