Blog of the Week: Juggling Act Mama
I’m married to my best friend and high school love (we’ve been together for more than half my life now, and married for 8 years). He’s a very supportive albeit, handsome dorky guy – I have live-in tech support! He can also make me crazy, and I’m not talking about the good crazy: I’m a multi-tasker that swears by lists; he’s a realist that detests them. We have two beautiful children – ok, I’m biased, but who isn’t when it comes to their kids, right? Our sweet, silly, smart son, Ethan, is four, and our darling, dimpled, diva daughter Olivia (Livi) is one. Oh, and we have a cat named Pumpkin that wants nothing to do with our children, or anyone elses, and loves to drink out of my water glass in the middle of the night. I am the proud owner of an Etsy shop called AngelFlowers, where I sell some of my handmade hair accessories. Oh, and I also work full time at an awesome start-up, as an office manager, (this company has the potential to rock peoples worlds, in ways no one has imagined before). More about my amazing job later! So maybe I have my hands a little full… but don’t we all?
I don’t have a special space for crafting, and I don’t have a huge kitchen for cooking. I’m just a regular mom with cheerios on the floor, trucks on the sideboard, and always a load of laundry that needs to be washed, dried, or folded. Or all three.
I love making delicious and easy recipes for my family – and am always trying to sneak fruits and veggies into my baked goods! Livi is a fantastic eater (so far, knock on wood!), she tries everything. Ethan has a list of approved food items, and although it is growing, slowly, it’s still a short list. Mealtime is a constant battle of trying to get Ethan to eat what we’re having, and making sure Livi hasn’t run out of food. They are the most amazing (and messiest) things we’ve ever created!
It’s so fun to come up with simple and fun projects for the kids, even when Livi’s involvement is limited to her eating whatever materials we’re working with… I think it’s important to have one-on-one time with them on things that really suit their interests, so sometimes Ethan and I do a craft together, while Livi naps. And later, we do more age-appropriate things with Liv. And whenever I need some Mumma-time, I do my own creative thing after they are safely tucked in at night !
Thanks Ang! Be sure to check out her blog, Juggling Act Mama this week and say hi!