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