I’m a part of a wonderful online community called voiceBoks
. It’s a great place to connect, network, socialize, and make new friends! )ne of the “events” I’m participating in right now is the ABC’s of me! I found this a bit tricky, but fun! It’s a great way to get to know more about me, and I’ve enjoyed reading others to get to know more about them! Enjoy!
A – ABC’s – although I don’t share our kids’ real names for privacy reasons, I will share that their names start with A, B, and C (technically they’re “out of order” by age – B, A, and C, but ABC nonetheless!) Son, daughter, son.
B – Breastfeeding. I’m a breastfeeding advocate and supporter. I was unable to nurse our oldest due to lack of support and body stress from the unexpected c-section, so I like to offer encouragement and support – but I am never negative towards people’s parenting decisions should they choose not to nurse or are unable to. I believe we make the best decisions for our children and ourselves and simply like to share information to help people make informed decisions. Our youngest weaned at age 2 1/2.
C – Cloth Diapers – not that it’s a secret, but I LOVE cloth diapers
D – Dogs. I love dogs, and we have a Cane Corso (Italian Mastiff) named Caprice. I used to be a dog obedience trainer.
E – Emilee – my first name. Friends and family mostly call me “Em,” and I find it weird when they call me “Emilee.”
F – Fibromyalgia. I have Fibromyalgia, which I have improved tremendously by improving my health and fitness. My sister site 1 Fit 2 Serve was started to share that journey!
G – God. He is my Father and Redeemer! I seek to know Him more every day!
H – Homeschooling
. Our oldest will be starting 1st Grade this year, and although our daughter won’t be 5 until December I feel she’s ready for Kindergarten. Another benefit of homeschooling – I can make those decisions and do what is best for them and our family!
I – Inspiration. My husband is a 2x cancer survivor, and he has had to adapt to a “new normal” after various surgeries and a hard regiment of chemotherapy. He is my inspiration because he never loses faith and is such a wonderful Godly role model for our children and for others!
J -Joey – my husband’s first name.
K – Kitten. We adopted a one-eyed kitten this year and named him Bartholomew.
L – Little. All of our kids are small for their age. Our youngest 2 in particular have always been small even as infants, though our youngest is quickly catching up to our daughter!
M – Mompreneur
. I originally started Pea of Sweetness as a website to showcase products I make such as: cloth diapers, nursing wraps, nursing pads, bags, etc., which got put by the wayside when my husband got cancer as I no longer had time at the sewing machine. I plan on getting back into sewing really soon as well as offering decals for wall, windows, vehicles, etc. (available by special order now!). I started venturing more in direct sales when I was unable to sew, but am getting back into sewing and away from direct sales. It has been a huge relief!
N – Nerd
. It’s true, I’m a nerd. Whether you use the word “nerd” to describe someone who is academically smart or someone who is a gamer. I’m both! haha And I love it!
O – Open. I’m a pretty open person, though I’m also non-confrontational. I share openly what I believe, feel, etc., but will also agree to disagree.
P -Patience. I DON’T have it, but I work on it daily, and it’s tested daily! haha Whoever says “I don’t have patience to homeschool” should know you don’t have to have patience to be able to homeschool!
Q – Questionable ingredients. I started becoming more aware of ingredients and weeding out questionable ingredients after my husband’s cancer diagnosis in food, household products, and personal care products. Some people say there’s not enough evidence to stop using certain ingredients, I say there is enough to not want to take a chance – particularly when there are natural alternatives!
R – Radio. When I was going to college in my early 20′s I was a DJ for the college radio station. It was a lot of fun!
S – Special needs. Our family has a vast array of them. Besides having Fibromyalgia, I also have Sensory Processing Disorder. I was also born with an Atrial Septal Defect I had repaired via open heart surgery right before I turned 17. As I mentioned my husband is a 2x cancer survivor and has an array of new issues – vocal cord dysfunction, neuropathy, some memory loss, an Atrial Septal Defect (new – not sure cause yet, but not a birth defect like mine). Our oldest has Pervasive Personality Disorder – Not Otherwise Specified (PDD-NOS = Autism Spectrum). Our younger 2 have Sensory Processing Disorder. And you know what? Days can be really tough (some worse than others), but we manage, and we’re happy because God is good!
T – Thirteen. 13 is my favorite number. It was my number when I played sports. If I couldn’t have 13 I’d choose 7, though once in a while I ended up getting stuck with something completely different altogether! haha (I played a lot of sports in high school)
U – Underdogs. I tend to be a fan of the underdogs or more “unpopular.” If it’s something everybody likes, has, or is a fan of I most likely will want/like something different.
V – Vacation
. My first and only vacation outside the US was the Bahamas for Spring Break when I was in college. I’d like to go back, but definitely NOT as a Spring Breaker! LOL I’ve changed a lot since then – for the best!
W – Writing. I LOVE writing. Some people tell me I have a “natural gift” for writing. I have always wanted to write a book some day and hope to make that a reality!
X – Xrays. I’ve had a lot of them. (Sorry, that’s a bad one, but seriously what starts with “X?”) Actually I love names that start with “X,” but my husband and I didn’t agree on one for any of the kids. I did have 2 gerbils names Xander and Xavier, though! haha
Y – Years. A lot of people I noticed shared their age, so I will, too! I’m 30 years old, though I will be 31 in less than a month.
Z – Zzzzz’s. I don’t get enough of them! Our youngest is now 27 months and has NEVER slept through the night (probably due to the SPD, though he does have a consult for a sleep study). The most he has slept is a 6 hour stretch, which was amazingly refreshing, but not the “norm.”
*Well, I hope you enjoyed the ABC’s of me! If so, I would love to hear your feedback/comments! If you’ve never commented on my blog before it will ask for a password (spam protector). You do NOT need to type the password – just copy and paste it into the line below! Thanks for reading!