So I wanted to start a site where I could just ramble my little thoughts. Â And maybe some big thoughts. Â Not sure how often those come along now, seems I’m always just humming another Laurie Berkner tune…
A quick bit about me: I’m an oldest of three girls, happily married to the most wonderful man who I met ten years ago, with our little 1-and-a-half year old (1.5 just looks wrong) girl. Â I went to college to become a teacher, and have taught in various settings around RI and MA for the past 8 years. Â I really love Biology and outdoor education, so I’m looking to get my masters in one of those, probably Biology. Â I also really enjoyed teaching Health class to middle and high school students the past 2 years, so another option is there for me. Â Too many choices, and I’m a Gemini, so I’ve never been good at decisions. Â Except marrying my husband and becoming a mom.
But then, motherhood is all about choices. Â Natural childbirth or drugs? Â Vaginal or c-section? Â Which birthing classes? Â Pre-natal yoga or pre-natal fitness class? Â Cloth or disposable dipes? Â Breastfeeding or formula? Â Cosleeping? Â Which carriers? Â Cry-it-out? Â Organic? Â My head is spinning just thinking of what we had to go through to get where we are today. Â Thankfully, I’m confident that we’ve done a pretty good job. Â Our daughter is happy and healthy. Â She loves spending time with other children, and family and friends. Â She is learning so much every day that it amazes me. Â Just through osmosis she suddenly has all these new words and actions (who on Earth taught her to pick her nose, is what I want to know!). Â It’s just really fantastic, and I feel so blessed that I get to stay home with her to see all this and help so much with her development.
Now, I am always questioning “What more can I do?”. Â But I generally don’t stress over it. Â If I feel we should work on letter recognition we bust out the Bananagrams tiles, or watch some Sesame Street clips on youtube. Â If I want her to work on sharing I watch her more closely during play groups, and ask her to share a certain toy or something. Â I make sure to be very clear in thanking her when she shares with me or anyone else. Â The sweetest thing, the other day she got 4 M&Ms as a treat, and on her own offered one to me.
Anyway, that’s my quick little intro. Â I think right now I can commit to posting once a week, about some topic or another. Â If you have any specific questions or topics you’d like to know my thoughts on, please feel free to ask! Â And, thanks for reading.