How Am I Going to Do This? (August 16, 2011)

As I sit here trying to determine how to start this blog, a million ideas are going through my head. The biggest though being, “how am I doing to do this?” My passion is science, and my profession is accounting — neither of which contribute to being a stellar writer. I have a boy crazy 17 month old who despises sleep and loves to play the game of being mommy’s shadow when I’m home. Then, there is the pile of dishes and laundry and fun house chores amounting faster than I ever realized they would. Last, but by no means least, is my amazing husband, who is more helpful than he will ever know. Even with the stresses of being self-employed and working based on client deadlines, he is an amazing father and a supportive partner.

The purpose of this blog is to share all my stories and thoughts on things that happen every day. Being a mom of a smart, curious, stubborn, and even a little spicy (to which I will blame on my Sicilian heritage) 17 month old girl, there is so much I have learned and still so much more I am looking to learn. I hope this blog inspires other moms (and dads) to share in our adventures and post some of your own in the comments. I also hope to build a history in a way for my children. Something for them to look back on and enjoy.

With another baby on the way, our lives are just going to get busier. What better way to chronicle our journey and this hectic period of our lives? Looking back, I wish I had started this sooner — documenting all of our journey starting in April 2010. But knowing Carmella there will be plenty of stories to come…

Baby Carmella after tubby time

Here we go again!

Life has been crazy over the past 10 years – how has it been so long? 5 kids later….a new house….. new jobs…… new adventures – so many NEW things! Its time to get back to the roots. The purpose of starting the blog was to log all of the memories that have been happening. With the journey of life passing us by at the speed of light – in juggling the demands of 5 kids, two parents working full time and all of the adventures along the way its time for me to come back to the Nest. The memories have been made and more are coming. I want to build a space for my kids to have parked memories. To be able to read a few words and be transported back to the memory of the day. The first week or two will be dedicated to bringing back the old memories. From there we will journey onto the future!

July 4th to celebrate our Nation’s birthday! What is better then matching shirts? #tribeoffive