This blog is about my adventures in motherhood, trying to stretch a dollar, raise healthy kids and be a good mom. I share stuff that I think will be helpful to other parents out there. You can contact me at secretsofmomblog (at) gmail, or leave a comment.
Stuff About Me
- I am mom to three really adorable kids. Seriously, their cuteness is overwhelming. Sometimes I can’t get anything done because I feel compelled to hug them and play with them.
- I am a Certified Pediatric Nurse. I have mad skillz. I can put an IV in a squirming toddler or simultaneously bottle-feed triplets.
- I’m trying to do my part to make the world a better place. If I can raise healthy, happy and considerate children and lift a few others along the way I would consider this phase of my life a success.
- I married my high school sweetheart and he’s hilarious.
- I live in St. George, UT. It’s near the Arizona/Utah border.
- I love food storage. I love to eat it. I love to buy it. I love to cook it. I love to teach others how to eat it and cook it. I love to make it myself. I love knowing that I have a back-up plan for everything from days when the kids are sick, to when a neighbor needs a meal, to some larger crisis.
- I love to read. You can learn so many things from books. I like books that improve my motherhood skills in some way or another, but I also like history, historical fiction, science fiction & fantasy. I don’t read nearly as much as I would like.
- I like lists. Wish lists, To-Do Lists, Goals, Tips etc.
- I’m pretty savvy when it comes to saving money. I don’t budget. I just try to save where I can and I don’t spend money on things that I don’t need. I LOVE finding great deals.
- I got my Bachelor of Science degree from Brigham Young University with University Honors. I always said I would never go there, but ended up there because I could save money, live at home and get my degree faster there than anywhere else. (Of course, I had to sign over my soul and my life for 3 years to do it.)
- I’m a pesco-vegetarian. I eat fish once or twice month, but mostly we eat a lot of vegetables & beans around here.
- I like to run and do yoga, children permitting. It doesn’t happen as often as I would like.
- In another life I played multiple musical instruments. That was before kids and nursing school.
- I was raised in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, with generations of Mormon ancestors, but for many reasons I have resigned. I’m in the process of writing about it and I hope that one day soon I can leave it behind. It’s a process. However, in some ways you don’t leave it behind. I can not change who my ancestors were and what they believed. Pretending that my childhood was not heavily Mormon-influenced does not make it so. It is my heritage. I still love many of the principles that I was taught and I still think food storage is awesome. If a Jewish person decided to stop believing in the Torah, it doesn’t change what their family believes and it doesn’t change how he was raised. That person is still Jewish in some ways. So in some ways I am still a Mormon and probably always will be.