I am home with four kids - two girls, two boys - ages 14, 6, 5 and 3 (and when I started this blog, just a little over two years ago, I had an infant, a 2yr old, 3yr old and 12yr old - feels like a lifetime ago, but it wasn't ;-). Until about four or five years ago, I worked in marketing. I have been and done many things - dancer, magazine "multi-tasker", advertising copywriter, gymnastics coach, resort town waitress, grad student, etc. Now my areas of expertise are different and diverse. I am savvy, efficient, patient and earthy (like it or not). I am a better cook, an Ok herb gardener, an impressive artist to my kids, an active and prolific photographer, a childrens' clothing stylist (in my head), a manager of all things "household" and a news enthusiast (from politics to celebrity). I am more cynical though less of a worrier / hypochondriac than I used to be. I am increasingly proud of what I do with kids, family and home, but I do still present myself as a "freelance writer".
Trying desperately tonight to tell myself that reading library books to my boys on our steamy third floor after making a creamy chicken casserole, powering through 2 or 3 loads of laundry, promising a sports physical AND a uniform shopping trip for my soon-to-be high schooler for tomorrow, and playing dollies with my two year old earlier warrants a full, productive day. And... I am having a hard time with that. Feeling very unprofessional, pointless, out of the loop and left behind. I do need this blog - even if no one is reading me this summer. I need it so much. It appears to be my only outlet for personal expression. I'm really NOT going to ask for input.... my headline was just a rant. I need a break.