Tuesday, June 2, 2009

About Me

Why I Started Life More Simply: http://lifemoresimply.blogspot.com/2009/02/beginning.html

About Me:
I have a few Importants in life: God, my Family, and Life. I married my amazing husband, Ron, in 2006. He's a pretty phenomenal artist and you can see his work at http://www.eastfineart.com/. Since being married, we've visited 13 states, moved six times, graduated from college, and had a lot of other adventures together. Our daughter, LoveBug, was born naturally (no drugs or monitoring) in a birthing tub in October of 2008. She is our complete delight and we are thrilled that God chose our family to give a perfect child to. We're looking forward to the addition of a second perfect child (*crossing our fingers*) that will be joining us in early July, 2010. We breastfeed, co-sleep, cloth diaper, and love every moment of it.

If I had spare time, I would spend it fighting fires, cutting people out of cars, camping, rappelling, playing piano, drums, or guitar, making pottery, cooking, crafting, or just enjoying and exploring the outdoors. As a family, we enjoy art, music, the outdoors, and the discovery of new things.

When I was younger, I wanted to be an Indian and a Firefighter. I managed the firefighter part but am still pale as a potato. I currently work as a Coordinator of Program Activities for a day habilitation program for adults with developmental disabilities. I also work part time as a paramedic. And then again do some more part timing with teaching private music lessons. My husband and I do wedding photography when the opportunity arises and have flirted with the idea of making it into a real business, but alas, it remains more of a hobby. When I grow up, I now want to have my own business and stay at home with my family while home schooling my amazing offspring. I hope to grow up any day now, because I really want to be home with my daughter.

I have a bachelor of science degree in psychology and therapeutic recreation. I'm also skilled in a variety of other areas including music, drama, art, medicine/health, communication, design, and sleeping. My husband and I often wonder if college was worth the loans. The debate is still out.

Our big dreams include traveling the world and opening a Christian Center for the Fine Arts including an art gallery, auditorium, and cafe. If you'd like to provide lodging and food for our travels or to fund our art center operation, please let me know. Seriously.

My goal for this blog is simply to share the knowledge I have about natural living and parenting with other people, especially other working moms. The working world (outside the home) seems to have the idea that it's impossible to practice natural living while being a working mom. This blog is set forth with the hope that some people will reconsider or at least become aware of the possibilities out there, and to encourage those already striving to live life more simply.


  1. I return back to work in one week and to put it mildly I am ABSOLUTELY miserable. When I read your blog...I actually cried. I thought I was reading something that I, myself, had written.

    I had my amazing, observant, beautiful daughter in July. I cherish and savor EVERY single moment with her, in hopes that time will stand still and that dreadful "W" word (work) will not show its evil face.

    I am an elementary school teacher, and if I hear one more person say, "Being a teacher is the best job for a mom...you have vacations and summers off...it's perfect." WRONG...I still will be spending the day with other peoples children, while my own child grows up while I am at work.

    I know it is hard to believe from this blog but I am usually an optimistic person. I understand the pros of my profession and I understand that I am very lucky to have my MIL watch my daughter 5 days a week. Trust me...I am extremely grateful BUT it's not me...I want to share those moments with her. I want to see her reach milestones and take walks with her on crisp fall days. I want to snuggle with her during her late morning naps. I WANT TO BE THE ONE! Sorry I needed to get that out of my system.

    Thank you for your honest ideas and thoughts...it is reassuring that I am not the only one that feels this way.

  2. I love this site and everything about it! Although I am very blessed to be stay at home mom at this point, I will return to work one day and at that point and will surely struggle trying to maintain a naturally simple lifestyle for myself and my family. I cloth diaper, breastfeed, make and use unpaper towels, use mama cloth, compost, use a rain barrell, natural cleaning products, and shop organic. I am on the verge of trying family cloth and I have a feeling your site will help convince me to try it out. I will definitely be keeping up with this site! Great stuff! Crystal W

  3. I wanted to thank you for passing by Far Above Rubies. I'm honored that you would follow. I also believe in natural birth, attachment parenting, breastfeeding, and all those wonderful mommy delights. I'm a stay at home, but applaud you for being able to do all you do. Congratulations on your second arrival.

    Pass by anytime. Look forward to getting to know you. xox


incredibly interesting comments!