Mom, wife, daughter, twin, musician, performer, singer, songwriter, fitness instructor - my life is a little complicated, but whose isn't? We are meant to be complex. We have different "selves" depending on our surroundings, our company, our mood, and our circumstances. Some days, I'm completely at peace with my life and everything that comes with it. Some days, I feel like I have no clue what I'm doing. Some days I want to curse at my yoga instructor if she makes me do one more *&%#ing plank. I have a multitude of roles, emotions, and interests, and everyday I strive for some semblance of balance within this chaos.
My most important roles are mother to my son, Oscar, and wife to my husband, Chris. Oskie is my first and only child and is a joy and a blessing. I plan to share all of my ups, downs, humor, sadness, frustration, love, and joy of pregnancy and motherhood with you. At the ripe old age of two, he's endured a one and a half month NICU stay, six surgical procedures, and has physical, occupational, and speech therapies three times a week. He is globally delayed and tube fed. While it gets complicated, there is so much more to my little Oskie than his medical diagnoses, and I can't wait to share it all with you.
I'm not quite a stay-at-home mom, but I'm also not a full time working mom either. I'm a self employed creative, always have been, so I get to create my own schedule. I realize that this is both a luxury and a blessing. I applaud moms and dads who stay home with their children, those who work and have sitters and nannies, and everything in between. However you have to do it, parenting is hard! Although all of our situations are unique, I hope you can connect with some or all of the stories I share.
My blogs explore my own role balancing life as part time writer, performer, fitness instructor, and full time wife and mother while letting you in on the knowledge I've gained in these areas, among others. I truly want to reflect the many dimensions and layers of personhood.
Life is a beautiful mess, and every complicated aspect of it is worth celebrating. I hope you find a sense of relatability in my (not too) complicated life.