I am a woman, helper to my husband, former teacher, and stay-at-home mom to 4 little ones. My family grew from one child to four in 12 months after getting pregnant with twins when my second child was 4 months old! I’m figuring out this journey day by day and have learned a lot about myself along the way. I am more practical and task-driven than I thought. In a freak-out moment, I ask practical questions. When I’m whining to my husband, I want to know what to do. I get energized by clear tasks that help me in the processes in my home. I spend most of my time in my newly organized laundry room and the kitchen, trying to figure out how to cook and clean more efficiently. I am not a chef but I like to try new recipes. I am a rule follower and thrive off a daily schedule and monthly budget, though I don’t always follow them perfectly!
And as it’s true that there is nothing new under the sun, most everything I do is an idea I got from someone else. We all need help. We need each other. The pressure’s off to figure it all out by yourself. I think I have the smartest friends and family and the strongest community I’ve ever seen. I couldn’t have done this alone and I can’t keep going if I’m on my own either. So, this is a place to share all the ideas and helps that have gotten me through all these crazy days and hopefully, to get more ideas to keep going.
What do people say about our family? Here are the top ten comments I hear in public about our family.