Hi there, and welcome!
My husband, Ryan, and I live in the Washington, D.C. area with our adorable little ladies, Olivia and Lila, and our energetic (at times) but lovable beagle, Tater.
A little bit about me. . .
I love food. . .as in, I have planned entire vacations around what I was going to eat and where. I love all kinds of food and even things that probably don’t qualify as food but I count them anyway, like the cooked sugar you can scrape from the inside of a cotton candy tub.
I have no clue what I’m doing when it comes to being a mom, but I like to think that my husband and I try really hard. We are having a blast with this whole parenting gig, which is, I think, all you can truly ask for.
I get really, really excited about stuff—holidays, a great find at TJ Maxx, making it home from work in less than 45 minutes, Ben & Jerry’s Late Night Snack, managing to code something correctly on this blog, every single new thing Olivia has ever done, SYTYCD. I tend to be overly enthusiastic in general. I have decided this is a good thing, since my husband is so mellow and laid back about everything; we balance each other out.
I am known for being hyper-organized and on top of things. But the real secret to my success is fear … real and utter terror that if I stray one toe out of the routine, this entire house of cards is going to come tumbling down. This is the sort of thing that keeps me up at night.
I hate that I am competitive; it’s definitely in my top five least favorite traits about myself. But I also recognize that it has probably helped me achieve things I might not have otherwise. Still, I have to remind myself constantly that life is not about keeping up with everyone else; that I am a good mom, wife, friend, sister, etc.; that sometimes you just have to be patient and have a little faith in yourself. I’m still working on all of the above.
Suggestions? Comments? Just need to get something off your chest? Feel free to shoot me an e-mail. I love to hear from my readers!
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