My husband and I married eight years ago and after enjoying our first several years of marriage with just each other, we decided to start our family. Our little Peanut was born in September 2008 and life has never been the same since! She has filled our life with so much more than we could ever imagine! We are currently expecting our second little one--a boy this time!-- at the end of June 2012 and we are so excited to add to our adventure. Although I was extremely hesitant to become a mom—I had never changed a diaper and had rarely held a baby in all of my nearly 30 years—I now love my newest role as a mother.
I had always wanted to be a stay at home mom and this is something my husband and I agreed on from our first date (which was a blind date, no less!). Many think if you can afford to stay at home, you don’t have any financial worries.
Let me just say up front—that’s not the case.
Although we have never questioned our choice for me to quit my job, it has been a struggle. It has required some very tough decisions, the hardest being my husband needing to change jobs and move our family across state two years ago in order for me to continue to be a stay at home mom.
Prior to my career in mommy hood, I worked in the banking industry for 11 years, which also helped my earn my degree in
I love spending time with my husband and daughter. I also love cooking, baking, and trying new recipes. A little over a year ago I started being much more conscious of what I was feeding my family and I try to incorporate whole foods as much as possible. If that is something that interests you, you can read about my whole foods journey in detail here.
I have an obsession with limeades (yes, I realize this is a complete contradiction to the whole foods lifestyle! Besides there are way worse vices....right? Right?). I have a new found love of taking pictures, but I would hardly call myself a photographer. Not yet anyway. :) I love my finished scrapbooks, but I am not a fan of scrap booking. I hope that makes sense. I love all things girly and “pink is my signature color.” Name that movie.
About a three and a half years ago, a friend told me about a blog she thought I might be interested in reading. I had no idea this whole bloggy world even existed—I mean I had heard of blogs, but I really didn’t even know what one was! That started the obsession and about six months later, Loving My Domestic Life was born. I haven’t looked back since! My Mom was a stay at home mom and I owe all my “domesticity” to her. From cooking and baking to decorating and stain removal, she's taught me everything I know.
Thank you, Mom.
This blog is collection of ramblings of our little life, recipes, helpful hints, and our milestones from the ordinary to the extraordinary. Oh, and that movie would be Steel Magnolias--just in case you were wondering.