mom-and-her-boys-764x1024This is a terrible picture of me, but look at those handsome boys!  The only one missing is the one behind the camera.

Mom. Wife. Counselor. Cook (not to be confused with Chef). Maid. Meanie. Cleaning Lady. Tracy-of-all-trades.

I studied math and language at a liberal arts college.  No real life direction there.  I did go to grad school, but never finished.  Life circumstances.

My biggest aspiration in life is to mold and shape three boys into intelligent, caring men who will positively affect the world in some way.

I have been a stay-at-home mom for 13 years. It was something that circumstances dictated rather than a conscious choice; it has been my biggest calling in life and truly where my heart is. It has been, and continues to be, so much more rewarding than I could ever have imagined. But as with everything in life, time passes. New choices emerge. The landscape changes and you find it time to make a new path.

I am a student of life. I learn everything I can about anything put on my plate – nearly obsessively.  It is both a blessing and a curse.

I am a perfectionist – in very nearly everything.  I also am a multi-tasker.  This means that I do not spend a lot of time on “leisure” activities.  And I never have nothing to do. (Because there are always dishes to be done. Always.) Also a blessing and a curse.

I am a better-than-average cook.  If I were so inclined, I could upgrade that title to “Chef”; but no one in this house likes fancy food, so a cook I shall remain.

I am a WordPress enthusiast. My husband suggested many years ago that I venture into the world of blogging. It took me many years, but I am thankful for his advice. I have solved so many more problems and learned so much more about the vast landscape of possibilities with WordPress outside of merely blogging that I am often amazed that something so seemingly simple can accomplish so much.

And I don’t really like birthday hats.