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".
My boys at the museum as I speak or type, rather (I'm hangin' with Lil - I'm cleaning while she plays with castles and her dollhouse - Olivia at pool with all her friends - a full 48 hours since she's seen them - not sure how she lasted ;-). Hubby has me DVRing World Cup semi-finals for him (and how 'bout that Germany / Argentina game a few days ago?... not to mention all the upsets - the Netherlands doing so well.... etc. Weird and interesting World Cup this time).
Hope you all have something fun and / or productive to do today!