I’m a stay at home mom. I didn’t even think that I could have kids and yet here I am watching my 16 month old toddler wobble around while she babbles at my 3 month old. Being a parent is the best thing in the world. I wake up to kisses, get to read, sing, and change diapers all day, and go to sleep with a giggling goofball. It’s not all roses–I also deal with the tired tears in the afternoon and tantrums–but it’s pretty great. On weekends we hang out with daddy. On holidays we go on family adventures. When it’s warm we hike and play outside, and when it’s cold I get cuddles and cocoa.

My role, in theory, is simple: I get to play homemaker and spend time taking care of my family. I’m responsible for their well-being as well as nurturing growth and development. It isn’t easy or glamorous, and it’s certainly a lot easier in theory than it is in practice, but it certainly is rewarding. I haven’t been doing it long, but it seems to me that parenting is primarily guesswork–just wing it and hope it goes well. Throw enough at the wall and eventually something will stick. My job is to try and make sure these girls flourish, but I mostly days I feel like it’ll be a miracle if we all make it to bedtime.

So anyway, here I am, simply sharing my perspective and hoping that someone can benefit from it. I am here to share what I’ve learned–and am still learning–through trial and error.

Join me on my journey as I ride the rollercoaster of parenthood. I’ll share my experiences with different parenting topics such as nutrition, breastfeeding and co-sleeping, explore a variety of arts and crafts that my two kids and I attempt, and will use my family as guinea pigs as I experiment with recipes to share. I look forward to sharing our family adventures!