This journal is a combination of day to day stuff, photography, art, adoption & mommyhood. It started in 2005 to keep family & friends back home in the States updated on my life in the Netherlands with my husband Hans, work in my studio
& our 2 felines. In the Spring of 2007 I began documenting the
adoption process of our first baby: a beautiful boy, with whom we were
united on June 17, 2008 in Saigon, Vietnam.
I am a 31 yr. old woman who has been married to a wonderful man for 10 yrs. We have 3 boys that are a handful and the light of my life. I currently stay at home and paint on the side however I can still tell that something is missing, a part of my brain that wants to be used is not being used- therefore I search. I try every day, sometimes succesfully and sometimes less successfully, to enjoy my life and become a better person.
I blog about all the wonderful things in my life about 94% of the time and about my "monkey business" about 5% of the time. The other 1% is reserved for any serious life events. I try to keep that percentage small because this blog is meant to be therapeutic for me in that it helps to keep my stress level in check. At the end of the day, I try to post about what was good about the past 24 hours. Sometimes it's tough, but then isn't all forms of therapy?
Written by a published author and mother who believes her grave stone will someday read, "Loving mother and plant killer." Afterall, in her house if you don't bark or cry you don't get fed. Helping readers to find more joy in the journey by saving time, money and your sanity....more
I am a stay-at-home mom of 3 boys. Twins and then 15 months later another one! My life is crazy, stressful and full of joy. I wouldn't trade it for the world. I decided to undertake a journey to drop 50 lbs and thought blogging might make me a bit more accountable....more