Hi there and welcome to my page! I was born and raised in Boston, MA, but have been living in Northwest Indiana for the last 18 years. I will always be a Bostonian. Like they say, “You can take the girl out of Boston, but you can’t take the Boston out of the girl.” I met my husband 6 years ago here while he was studying at our local law school. We have 4 kids under the age of five, three girls and one boy. That’s a lot of babies in a short time, but I had twins (a girl and a boy) 8 months ago. Two for the price of one! With all those kids running around I decided my calling was to be a stay-at-home mom, after working for over a decade. My husband is my rock, my love, and really is my best friend. Together we are trying to figure this whole “parenting” thing out.
I enjoy a variety of things, like baking and cooking. I love teaching my 4 year old how to work in the kitchen! I have a HUGE passion for organization. It boarders on OCD. But, I love seeing the changes that come from organizing and rearranging. My husband and I flew through the Kon Marie method when the twins were newborns (more about that here). It was quite a process and has helped us keep this house in order. I want everything in my home to have a place of its own. That includes toys for 4 kids of different ages! I also enjoy decorating rooms in my home …… and then redecorating them a few months later. I’ve learned how to make big changes with big impact for very little money. It’s fun and my husband goes along with my plans!
A few months ago my mother-in-law bought me a sewing machine. To my surprise I found out I absolutely loved it. I quickly learned how to sew pillows, valances, curtains, hidden zippers, and have been able to take in hems on the waist of pants for my girls. I am hoping to open up a shop on Etsy in the near future.
I am a dreamer. I have so many ideas for little businesses which will allow me to continue to stay home with our children. But, right now all of these things are on hold.
I have not felt well for more than 20 years. I have been in and out of doctors offices for a long time. I was given various diagnoses, yet none of the treatments for those diagnoses cured me. I decided to leave my doctor.
My current doctor tested me for Lyme Disease. I thought that it was strange, I didn’t recall contact with a tick. But, I didn’t recall much of anything (more on that later). Two weeks later I got the phone call from the doctor’s office saying, “You are positive for Lyme Disease.” I was shocked, but by this point I had read and learned about the disease. I knew in my heart it fit my symptoms. Right now many of my dreams and plans are on hold. It is my mission to shed light on this invisible disease, to get better, and to heal my family. Lyme disease has taken my quality of life from me, but it does not define me. I have hope for healing. God has already led us to the right people and places for treatment. One day at a time, really one minute at a time. This is going to be a long journey but, my light is still shining. I hope you stay tuned and thanks for visiting!