Obviously, “Mom” is a large part of my identity, but there other things I try to remember that shaped my world view and my approach to raising my children, loving my husband, and engaging with humanity. I’m a special educator by trade. More specifically, I’ve worked in various capacities with at-risk, delinquent, and incarcerated adolescents and adults. I am a licensed social worker, and try to incorporate these values to improve the world around me even if I do not strictly work in the field.
I try to use the experiences of my past and relationships with my friends and family to enrich the small moments that add up to the big ones. I can’t say that I appreciate every minutia…wiping poop out of a small tushie twice in the span of ten minutes is a bit of a drag when all I want to do is eat the mac ‘n’ cheese I made from scratch that is cooling with each artful maneuver my son makes to avoid a new diaper. But, I can celebrate that I managed to clean said tushie without smearing fecal matter all over my pinky.
This blog serves as a therapeutic outlet and a way to process the responsibility of raising a good and contributing member of society…preserve the laughs and memories, and maybe help someone along the way.