Do you ever wonder about the author of behind a blog? I do. So here is a list of 10 things you may want to know about me and my blog.
(1) My daily occupation is being a mom.
I currently work as a full-time mom and homemaker. The boys (ages 2 and 4 at the time of this post) also recently started attending Family Day Care for one day a week, which has given me some extra time for writing and keeping up with the housework. To read more about me and my story you can visit this post.
(2) We do “regular” stuff most days.
In general we fill our days with free play, cooking, cleaning, necessary shopping, visiting playgrounds, and trying to meet up with friends when possible. I throw in activities here and there but, for the most part, we just go with the flow. My daily aspiration is to help everyone in my family to be whole-hearted beings… in every day life and not just with projects or work outside the home. I hope my children, husband, and myself will be people who use their head, heart and hands to live life to the fullest and make the world a better place in the process.
(3) I try hard to be a good role model, and still struggle with this every day.
I believe our children are watching what we do, how we react, and how we live our lives constantly… and will likely follow in our footsteps. Therefore my aim is to be the best role model I can be – while living in a “learning mode” where I accept challenges and work through them with a positive attitude. This does not, however, mean I am perfect. Far, far from it. Every day I am learning and trying, again and again.
(4) I love my husband and could not do half of what I do without his support.
My husband is a fully hands-on dad who loves to spend time with the boys and share his interests (being outdoors, skateboarding, and doing service in the community). I feel so lucky to have him as my partner in life. And even though he is extremely busy finishing up his residency as an emergency doctor (and is busy studying for his very last exam!) he always makes sure I have time to myself to recuperate from my daily work so that I can be the best mom I can be. Oh, and he indulges my love of blogging which is a huge help towards getting out all the posts and resources you will see here on this website.
(5) My husband and I are blessed with two sons.
My older son (who turns 5 next month) is very inquisitive, loves to make-believe, and has a very strong will. He is full of energy, loves machines of all kinds (especially flying machines and Transformers), and is the first person to say hello to someone on the street (though my husband is a close second). He is a very “mind over matter” kind of guy meaning that if he sets his mind to something, he really wants to do it. That goes the same for the opposite way around – if he doesn’t want to do something, it takes a lot of effort and creativity to encourage him to finish a job. I am trying to give him many opportunities to allow him to use his determination to do great things in the world!
(6) I learned that there is no “right” and “wrong” of parenting when I had my second son.
I used to wonder if everything I did influenced my older one to be who he is (mommy guilt = “Is he so easily stimulated because I was too stressed during pregnancy?”). But I realized that much of personality is just inborn when my second came along. My younger son (nearly 2.5 years old) loves to follow in his brother’s footsteps, is very playful by nature, and is blossoming into a very talkative and social little guy. He gets a tickle out of hide-and-seek, chase, and jumping on the mattress we have as a permanent plaything in our lounge. He loves food and going out, and will often request certain foods and places of destination at completely random times. Although he is as active as my first, he is also very different in nature…. and I have realized from their differences just how unique they really are.
(7) Being a mother has taught me so much about life.
My children have taught me so much about the purpose of life, the fun of learning, and the importance of living in the moment (not to mention giving me a keen awareness of just how grateful I should be for my own loving parents). While I have a long way to go towards being the mom I want to be, I am strengthened by their unconditional love and the amazing confidence they put into me as their mother. I am so thankful for the opportunity to be a mom!
(8) I often post about what is most meaningful to me in my current journey as a mom.
My blog is centered around finding ways to find and explore meaningful moments, often along with children, as this is an area I have become very passionate about due to my own experience. My posts mostly present activities to build character, review character-building resources, and promote the idea of being a mother who is true to herself while finding balance, motivation, and inspiration to care for her family with a full heart. The activity posts will be aimed at the age group of my own children (2-5 years old), but they can of course be modified for various age groups. The other parenting posts and resources can be valuable to parents of any aged child.
(9) I aim for practical and easy.
If your life is like mine, you probably don’t have a lot of time (or money) for fancy projects, nor “self care” and “self improvement.” That’s why the posts on this blog are meant to help parents and their children work on building heart muscles together in simple, fun ways you can easily fit into regular busy life. I hope that if you want to use my ideas, it’s really just a matter of setting aside a few moments of the day and finding the motivation to try something new. (Go here to read about my personal crafting policies – you will see how easy my crafts tend to be.)
(10) I would love for you to follow along.
My readers are very important to me and I am so glad you are here. I warmly invite you to join me as I spend time with my family, cherishing them and learning what is dear in life, for a few moments each day. You can stay connected with my blog through Facebook, Pinterest, and Twitter and also through my monthly newsletter. It would be an honor to get to know you and to learn from the insights and experiences you generously share, as well! Feel free to add comments, questions, ideas, and suggestions to any post you read. Your words are welcomed and very much enjoyed!
Thank you so much for taking the time to visit my website – I am honored you have chosen to spend some time here! If you have any more comments or questions, feel free to add them below!