For those of you that have never stopped by before let me tell you a little about me and my blog.
I grew up in Northern Virginia and continued to live there until 2006 when I married the love of my life. He loved living in South Carolina so, following a wonderful honeymoon at the Grove Park Inn I moved to South Carolina.
Prior to getting married, I taught second and third as well as being technology resource teacher. Throughout my teaching career computers and technology were a part of my job. I guess it isn’t surprising that technology is still a big part of my life.
My favorite role in life is wife to JDaniel3 and mom to JDaniel4. I look forward to exploring each day with them. They make me laugh, cry and inspire me to grow.
When JDaniel finally started sleeping through the night and taking good naps, I decided to start something that would be an outlet for my motherhood reflections, explorations of life, and learning moments. I had taken a class on blogging several years before and really enjoyed it. So, I decided to make blogging my creative outlet.
The blog’s tagline describes what the blog has become over time. It is a place where I share how we are growing by learning, laughing, listening and living.
Here are some of my favorite posts that related to each area of growth:
Trimmings from a Tree Become a Beaver Home shares JDaniel’s love of the outdoors and of building.
JDaniel has learned that he has to be a caterpillar before he can become a butterfly
with his own apartment.
I Did Not Kill A Leprechaun even though JDaniel will tell you that I did!
I have learned I do not enjoy singing in the middle of the night.
No Thank You Could Lead to a Coup Attempt! It still means “No”.
Until There Was You shares how I learned to be an aunt long before becoming a mom.
Hungry Ants Come Marching In explains why we get such happy ants at our house.
There are two weekly features on JDaniel’s Mom.
One is called Pause Life for a Moment and it features a wonderfully talented guest blogger sharing their take on the phrase Pause Life for a Moment. It appears every Tuesday.
The second is called Read.ExploreLearn. It is a meme that challenges bloggers to come up with ways to extend what their children are learning from concepts covered in a book. I truly believe that books can open doors of opportunity for children to learn about people, places, and things that may not encounter in their everyday worlds.