I worked in the health and fitness field as an exercise instructor and personal trainer for 15 years before I went back to school to graduate with a culinary degree. I am a wife and mom to a 28-year old daughter and a 18-year-old son. When my late husband and I married, we were 19 and 20 years old. He was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s Disease two years before we married. After five years of marriage and him battling cancer with radiation and chemotherapy, we adopted our daughter. We were told that she was three months premature and had a lot of health problems, but there was no way to know everything until she got older. When she was 12 months old, we were told that she had Cerebral Palsy and would not be able to walk. My husband and my child were often in the hospital. We really struggled with all the medical bills. I know what it is like to have bill collectors calling. I really learned how to live on less, and honestly, we really lived a normal life. When our daughter was 12 years old, we had paid off every doctor and hospital bill. He passed away shortly after, and I really learned how to have the things I need while paying a lot less.
I remarried a wonderful man who had never been married and had no children but had always dreamed of a family. He was 35, and I was 38. I gave birth to my son when I was 40 years old. I am so proud of both of my children. I know the Lord has blessed me greatly, and I am so thankful for my family.
Over the years, I have found ways that have made my life as a mom easier and less stressful and I want to share these things with others! I hope you find something on my blog that inspires you to create it or something that makes your life a little easier.