Who am I? Some call me Superwoman. Some call me crazy. But I prefer the title of Mom & Wife best.
I graduated Hofstra University in May 2000 not only with my BBA in BCIS but I did it alongside my best friend and now-husband, Tom. We married a year later in October 2001 and lived out east in the Hamptons (Hampton bays and then Bridgehampton). We tried to have a family right away but due to fertility issues, it took a bit longer. We welcomed son #1, CT, into our lives in May of 2004. In May of 2006, we not only had son #2, HT, but we left NY and moved to Raleigh-area of North Carolina. Then in February 2008, we welcomed our last son, OC, into the world.
In short, all my kids are really smart. CT taught himself to read when he was 2 (he read books before he was potty trained), so I'm not kidding when I say my kids are bright. CT also has ADHD and is pretty much always bouncing off the walls (sometimes literally). I have 3 very rambunctious boys. I choose to stay-at-home and nurture and care for them. Our budget is pretty small due to this fact.
I work from home. Doing what? Anything you'll pay me to do! I bake fancy-schmancy gourmet cakes & cupcakes (all from scratch with high-end ingredients). I do graphic design work: think logos, print materials, annual reports, t-shirt designs. I'm an administrative assistant; seriously, I am a part-time admin. asst. to a lady who runs a non-profit here. I fix computers (hardware or software). Again, you'll pay me, I might do it but the previous things are things I am very good at and come natural to me. Oh, and 2 days a week I an a childcare provider for my church's Body & Soul Fitness program.
In addition to paid jobs, I have lots of UN-paid jobs (well, besides being a mom, housekeeper, cleaner, chef....). I have been a board member for the Moms of Wakefield for years and this year was President (and subsequently just about every other position too). I am an active PTA member in the elementary school. I'm very active in my church. I love my church! If they need help, we're there! We may not have money to donate but we'll gladly give as much time as we have! I volunteer in both kids' classes (in elementary school). I'm ther eat least every other week for centers and any special event or field trip and I'm at that school! Don't forget during sports season, I'm always team mom!
My kids are on year-round school calendar; well, the ones in elementary school are at least. That means they go to school for 9 weeks and then are off for 3 weeks and this cycles continues over and over. I love it and it's great for learning but kinda crappy for needing to come up with things to do every 9 weeks to keep them occupied. We do crafts and play a lot. I bake yummy things for them. Whatever I can do to keep my kidlets happy.
So when people ask if I am busy, the answer is yes, but that doesnt mean I dont have time. I like to overbook myself. I seriously think I NEED stress to survive.
That's kinda me, in a nutshell.