I am a Mom of four...well sort of :)Full time Mom to two boys of my own. Seven months and seven years. And step-mom to two, eleven and nine. Married to my best friend, living in East Coast suburbia. Life is good!
I used to work full time, then I had Mr A. Then I worked part-time in a full time corporate world.... until now. I did IP telephony training. I know, technical stuff. I really enjoyed it though. I got to travel occasionally, but when I wasn't working I got to be home with A. It was the best of both worlds. Enter the babycakes. He's such a love, I just couldn't leave him to return to work. At least not yet. So, in the meantime, to stay sane, I blog. I have always had a love of photography and being home full time is allowing me to further pursue that. Yay for creative outlets! These things currently keep my brain functioning in the adult world. I've been in a technical world for a lot of years and am excited about tapping into the creative side. My goal in life is really just to make every day a little bit special and that's how "plain vanilla mom" was born if you will. I want my kids to remember every 'plain vanilla' day of their lives as a special one.
I value education and look for opportunities for learning in the little activities we do daily. We realize some of the best toys are not the store bought ones. I love doing projects and crafts with the kids and in the summer months I love to plant flowers and play outside. I love a good book. Story time is a favorite among us. Even the big kids still like their nightly story in this house. All that and I'm a girl!! I love to shop and you can bet I find time for a mani-pedi here and there.
I don't know that I have a particular "theme" with this blog. It's not all about food, it's not all about photography, or crafting or play. It's a little bit of everything. I'm hoping to use it to share some of the fun things that we do as well as use it as a place to capture life's special moments for myself and our family. Some days I'm apt to just say what's on my mind. I'm sure it will be a repository for my photography from time to time. It gives me an excuse to take more pictures (as though I need one). :D! Whatever it becomes I hope you will enjoy reading along.
Thanks for checking out this little blog of mine! It's nice to meet you :)