When I originally created my blog I had used my name as my title and a general quote of inspiration as my tagline because quite frankly I had no clue what I was doing. Shortly thereafter I received some very constructive feedback from another blogger who pointed out that neither my title nor my tagline informed readers what my blog was about, and that I might want to rethink my approach. Subsequently I came up with “What motherhood has taught me….” as my blog speaks to what I have learned as a mom tackling all the ins and outs that motherhood has to offer – while finding time for her marriage (three kids can put a crimp in time with your spouse that doesn’t involve cartoons and mac-n-cheese dinners), and career. My tagline highlights that juggling act, and I hope will draw in other moms who will read my blog and be able relate to what I am writing about.
I am a mom to three awesome kids. They are my pride and joy, even when they manage to push my sanity to and often over the proverbial edge. They are my greatest achievements and I love watching them grow and come into their own selves. While I am married, ours is a blended family which is not without its challenges and stressors. It's that whole yours, mine and ours concept... A few years ago I went back to work full-time as a nurse. I love what I do, and I would like to think that after all this time I am very good at my job. Connecting with people at their most vulnerable and helping them heal, brings me a sense of purpose and gives meaning to what I do. I secretly have always had a passion for writing. When I started this blog I did so as a way to be able to express myself through my words; and hopefully inspire others through my life experiences as both a mom and a nurse. To be able to adequately convey just the right amount of my life experience, mixed with a little bit of humor, some impassioned views, some heartfelt emotion, and of course lessons learned, and in turn inspire others would be an awesome experience and privilege. Making sense out of chaos, finding silence amongst the noise, and locating solace during turmoil....its my blog that I am hoping will be my beacon and offer me light on my path.