I wear many hats…stay-at-home mom and wife…daughter and sister…friend…MOMS Club International volunteer…freelance writer for various publications…contributing writer to sugarlandmom.com…publicity volunteer for local symphony…meal planning enthusiast…scrapbooker and rubberstamper (when I make the time!)…yoga and pilates lover…and much more!
For as long as I can remember I have been cooking and baking. I love playing around with new ingredients or working with familiar favorites and experimenting with different cuisines. Putting REAL food on the table is something I enjoy and am glad to share with family and friends. Since realizing a family history of high cholesterol many years ago, I became more interested in what I was eating—I had to for my health! But I think it was when I had children that my interest really took off. I wanted to make sure that I was providing healthy food options for my family but as many new moms discover, I found it especially challenging as my schedule had changed so much. There were times that I did rely on more convenience foods than I would have liked.
About a year after my oldest child was born I realized I needed to take a more organized approach to meal planning and shopping. With my desire to learn more and change my ways I found there was a world of options out there. But as with anything our needs changed as the kids grow older, our lives become busier and our tastes change too. It was a challenge to figure out the right fit for us but I was up for it! In that process, my friends and family were taking note and asking for help so they could be a little more organized too.
I taught a few workshops and started this blog as a way to share my journey with others. It’s still an ever changing process and I love connecting with my readers here on my blog. I am fortunate to be able to stay at home with my children as they grow. I love to hear from everyone—no matter how far away they are from my home here in Sugar Land, TX!
Our roles change day-to-day or sometimes even hour-to-hour…knowing what hat you’ll be wearing helps control the chaos just a little bit more. And knowing what’s on the menu will help you have the energy to enjoy it a little more along the way. What hats do you wear?