Greetings!! Thank you so much for taking time out of your busy day to check out Mom on the go in Holy Toledo! You rock!! I wish we could meet up for coffee sometime and chat but I suppose virtual coffee talk will have to do. So grab a cup of Joe (or beverage of choice) and let’s get to know one another.
I am a 40 (something 😉 ) years old, Christian, Catholic, wife, mother to 3 amazing kiddos, sister, daughter, friend, neighbor, lover of all things kind, positive, coffee, dark chocolate, Toledo, Ohio, travel, & FUN!!
My story is kind of a classic one….UPDATE: life is super busy now with me working full-time and being one parent doing the job of two parents with three kids, but I will eventually find the time to update this page, in the meantime CLICK HERE
First came love….second, marriage….at Rosary Cathedral (definitely a must-see, take a virtual tour now, it is absolutely breathtaking!)
Then came the babies… in the hospital, but, I totally wish I could have done a home birth, those just seem so amazing!! Props to all you home birthing mommas!!
My hubby and I have been married for 18 years and what I have learned in those 18 years is that Marriage is Hard. But it is also one of the most magnificent things life has to offer. No one is easy to live with, I know I am not, and God bless my amazing husband who has been dealing with my shenanigans for all these years.
See, I am a little like an I Love Lucy episode, you just never know what each day will hold, but one thing is for sure, it is always an adventure! One morning my hubby left for work and our bedroom was in one piece. When he arrived home I had pulled up the carpeting in our bedroom and removed all plastic from our house thanks to a then-recent study I read about Bisphenol A (BPA). See, an adventure!! Haha! (Like the pic below…that is us taking 1 of 3 breaks from the harsh weather to warm up during, get this, Trick-or-Treating….it was FREEZING & raining that Halloween but together we made certain each child got their treats! True sacrifice. lol!)
My hubby and I firmly believe that we each need breathing time, away from the family, in order for us to maintain our sanity and be the best spouse and parents that we can be. So he enjoys poker night, volleyball, and/or golf depending on the season and I enjoy a Moms Night Out with my girls!!
So, I deliberately left this part of my story out of who I am because it isn’t who I am but rather what I do. And I believe that it is important that we differentiate between the two. I personally have more of an interest in who you are, not what you do, though, I do realize it might have a significant impact on your life, but it shouldn’t be your main purpose. You are not valued any more or any less based upon your profession, I believe everyone, whether you are a cashier at a local grocery or a surgeon has an important role to play on this planet and how they make their money may only be a small significance of that role. Or perhaps it is their profession that allots them the opportunities to make such a huge impact on this planet & others? Did I mention I like to get a bit philosophical at time? But I digress.
Eons ago I earned my bachelors and masters degrees in Environmental Interior Design. I was a stay-at-home working mother for 5 years then, like many, my life altered. I instructed courses online part-time and enrollment went down so I have become a full-time stay-at-home mom ever since and can I tell you a secret? I love it!! Eee!! But being a single income household means we budget our outings accordingly. This is why I am always on the lookout for fun FREE little hidden treasures to visit in Toledo and surrounding communities. We so enjoy everything our community has to offer and we know it is also important to teach our children to give back, to serve the community, and volunteer. Here is another favorite pic of mine, the entire fam volunteering at a local family shelter, The Beach House. We can really rock a mean hairnet! lol! (And yes, I did tuck in my hair before serving food)
So join us along our adventures in Toledo & surrounding area. I also enjoy sharing the occasional recipe, philosophical thoughts, and random ramblings of motherhood. Because LIFE is an ADVENTURE and one to be TREASURED & LIVED everyday!!
I would love to get to know a little bit about you, please feel free to comment below, do you have a blog, business, or cool spot we NEED to visit? Please share!! And thank you for being your magnificent self! Make it a great one! Live it to the FULLEST! CHEERS!!