A little bit about me and my family… well, I’m a 28-year-old mama to five beautiful kids. Son #1 just turned 11, next comes daughter #1, she’s 9, then our next little girl, she’s 5, and our baby girl #3 is 3, lastly (and I mean it this time!) is our baby boy who just turned 1. We have a VERY busy house sometimes, especially when we’re trying to juggle three different school schedules, cheer practice, football practice, ball hockey and kid’s club, but we manage to figure it out
As for me, well… I’m a mother, a wife, a daughter, sister, friend, photographer, amateur cake decorator, and scrapbooker in a previous life. I need to have some kind of project on the go all the time, I’m loyal, I’m introverted and I’m opinionated. I listen when I don’t know or I’m trying to learn, and I’m not ALWAYS right. I dance like a goof in front of my kids, my house is generally a mess, I like to cook, I LOVE to eat, and I take on more than I can handle. I love to learn new things, I’m extremely empathetic, and I think most people misunderstand me. My husband is my very best friend, my mom is number two, I’m a control freak, I believe every action has a consequence (good or bad). I stay up late, I sleep in, I sleep naked I’d rather have fun than wallow, I’m extremely proud of all of my kids, I think a lot, I’m a cat person, and I love comedy (especially stand up, and political satire). I wish I had more time to read, I’m always on the go, and I can plan a kick ass party. I stand up for what I believe in, I’m still figuring me out, I change my mind, and I’m not perfect so I try not to judge others. I miss my grandmas (both died of breast cancer when I was 13), I’d wear heels all the time if I actually had the time to plan my outfits and “get ready”, my van is also a mess. I’m a DIEHARD RoughRiders fan, (that’s Canadian Football for those of you who have never heard of them) I hate clutter but I still hold on to sentimental stuff. I can get rid of the kid’s toys and clothes no problem but can’t part with their books. I hate waste, I’m frugal (but not cheap), and I’m a smart shopper. I enjoy wine, I love homemade cookies, and I find it satisfying to make things rather than buy them. I think facebook is a waste of time but I’m still on it. Even if I can’t do something, I’ll try to figure it out, I’m MUCH better writing out my thoughts (than verbalizing them (it gives me a chance to think things through before I say them and I can always go back and delete things — you can’t do that in a real conversation),.
I don’t have a job away from the house, but I do have two dayhome kids (something I committed to before we knew he’d be leaving), but it works out great as they are the same age as my younger two and they go home shortly after my older three get home from school.
When I’m not chasing after kids I’m busy reading, dayhome (and this fall, home school) planning, spending time with some really great girlfriends, gardening, crocheting, yoga, oh! and (wasting) spending time on pinterest. I’m not a total granola hippie chick but I like to keep as close to natural as I can. We have a veggie garden and we visit u-pick farms and local producers in the summer, we also try herbal remedies before going to pharmaceuticals and I try to use whole foods instead of processed. But that’s that’s not to say we don’t have our fast food nights too! Actually.… we had pizza delivered last night
You should also know I use a lot of exclamation points if I’m excited about something and I use smiley faces: and hearts <3
One thing I try to do when I’m feeling down or negative, is make a list (I’m a compulsive list maker!) of all the positive things. So.…… while being a “Plane Jane” can be hard at times, what are three things that are AWESOME about being it? Here’s my list:
1. I don’t have to share the remote — or even turn on the TV if I don’t want to! (Amen!)
2. I can read in bed with the light on and not feel guilty about interrupting hubby’s sleep
3. Breakfast for supper! The kids and I love it but hubby does not