I am blessed to be the wife to an amazing man and teacher extraordinaire!
Five littles call me Mama, ranging in age from 7-12. They are precocious, brilliant, and with every moment of frustration comes a million tiny things that make everything worth it!
I’ve struggled with infertility (primary and secondary), carrier of the Celiac gene, raising three gluten free (Celiac) children, buried my Mother at the age of 51 after a 3 year battle with ALS, cared for my teen sister as she struggled with autoimmune TTP, hosted exchange students, helped raised (for a time) two sisters and one precious niece who is now with God, and been thrice married- I’ve failed exorbitantly and triumphed mightily.
Born and raised in Oregon, I’m a true web-foot. I’ve never lived farther than an hour from the place of my birth. All my biological children were born at the same hospital I was, as was my mother before me.
Our diet is ever evolving… we EAT CLEAN, we eat GLUTEN FREE, we believe in LOCAL FOODS, GRASS FED, FREE RANGE, REAL BUTTER, ORGANIC, NATURAL, UNPROCESSED.
I believe in diet before medication.
I’ve been a writer since I learned to put pen to paper and a natural born reader since long before. I write as I speak, even though I majored in English.
I’ve always wanted to learn to play the piano.
I practice my Christian faith within the Catholic Church where I have been a Catechist and am an on my face follower of our risen Lord, Jesus.
I yearn to become a frugalista… but refuse to compromise our health to save a dollar.
Currently, I’m learning to share my home with my in-laws… it’s challenging at times (to say the least) but we are hanging in there.