"True to my blog title I love to write lists, but really it's part of my secret plan for procrastination. (Although it does feel good to cross off: brush teeth, serve breakfast, sweep kitchen floor, play puzzles, sweep kitchen floor, serve snack, sweep kitchen...)In fact, although I list and plan, I'm on a mission to quiet my heart.I appreciate witty conversation, but typically I'm the thoughtful listener.I just finished reading The Well Behaved Child by Jon Rosemond, but I've concluded that The Sane Woman's Guide to Raising a Large Family more closely fits my personal parenting philosophy.Perhaps embarrassing to admit my favorite movie is While You Were Sleeping, but mostly because of the highschool memories it stirs in my soul.
I believe in a lot of things, but put my trust in God.I love being a mom to my three little ones, but I can't wait for a weekend away!"
Quiet My Heart
Meet Beth, the Anti-Supermom
"I'm Beth. My husband and I met in high school, I was a cashier and he was a bag boy at our local grocery store. The first time he asked me out I said 'no'. Our second date was almost 3 months after our first and he almost gave up on asking me out again, since I was always 'busy'. Lucky for me, he was persistent.
We have 2 boys, Henry is almost 6 and Wyatt is 2 1/2. I watch 2 other boys; a 2 and a 1 years old, 4 days a week. All boys, all the time. I've been doing child care for 5+ years. It's been an amazing adventure.
I like to blog about things that make me laugh from my kids, to my husband, to things that I see in the newspaper. Since sharing birth stories seem to be popular, here's my posts on my journey of being a surrogate mother."
Have you met Allison of O My Family ?
"Movie: I have actually gotten to watch a lot of movies lately; it's Dan (the hubs) and my activity to feel like we still have lives after the baby is in bed (thanks redbox!).
I loved watching Julie and Julia with him because it was fun to see the portrayal of a couple where the woman blogs. The husband said some of the exact same things that Dan has said "Do you know any of these people?" and "Don't call me a saint it makes me feel like a jacka**".
Book: Besides the book Love&Respect (completely rocked my view of how to be a loving wife), my favorite book lately was The Pillars of the Earth. It's about the lives of midevil/renaissance craftsmen as the build a cathedral for God. Absolutely amazing story woven through decades and decades of history (nerd alert).
Something surprising about me: Uhm. My dream job, besides Mommy, would be interior decorator. Mostly because I am constantly fighting the urge to re-do rooms in our house (and sometimes not fighting it...)."
Heather of The Extraordinary Ordinary
"I'm a fort building, light saber wielding mother of two small boys. Their names are Miles (4.5) and Asher(2.5) and they rock the party. I've also been a wife for over five years to a very tolerant (I'm feisty) and strong man named Ryan. He has carried me through some totally unfun post partum depression, as well as Asher's (our youngest) diagnosis of hydrocephalus and brain surgery. Life throws curve balls a whole lot, doesn't it? My husband is an exceptional catcher when I am not.
A writer (I'm not sure which one) once said, "I write to find out what I'm thinking." Me too. Before I became a blogger, I had forgotten that I love to write. I was busy being a social worker and a wife and mom and I forgot the buried thing in me. Words.
I can't say enough how glad I am that I stumbled in to the blog world. I get to write now and share my stories and figure out what I'm thinking and I love it. Even more, I love the people I've come to know because of it. That's why I can't wait to meet you (or see you again) at Cupcake '10!
Get a load of these cupcakes- Meet Steph, Elizabeth, & Erin
Meet The Cupcakes: Part 2- Meet Ann, Kristina, & Haley
Meet The Cupcakes: Part 3- Meet Maggie, Beth, Carrie, & Hyacynth
Next Batch of Cupcakes: Part 4- Meet Brianna, Donya, & Samara
Fresh Cupcakes: Part 5- Meet Lee, Becky, Stephanie, & Sara
Just iced- Meet These Cupcakes: Part 6- Sarah, Julie, & Tara
Hot Cupcakes: Part 7- Meet Kim, Esther, & Amanda
Scrumdillyumptious Cupcakes: Part 8- Meet Katie, Beth, Allison, & Heather
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Cupcake '10: The Itinerary
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