So you’ve read a blog post or two (or hopefully more) and now you want to know who I am, the woman who writes about ignorant parents and inappropriate Mother’s Day gifts along side posts about the (not so) joys of toilet training and fears of my children loosing their childhood.
Not too much to tell really. No really, that’s not me being modest but rather me being honest. I moved to the big city to start my career in advertising. Life was good, met my now husband, bought our first house, had our first child, bought our second house, had two more kids. But you’d be surprised how working in advertising and raising a young family don’t really work. So I left.
Now I work from home while raising my kids and taking care of the house (barely). It seems working from home and raising a young family don’t work that much better than working in advertising. The hours are longer the pay is less and there are no benefits. Scratch that. There are standard office type benefits, but the ability to walk my kids to school, help with homework, make dinner that doesn’t come from the freezer (usually) is a bigger benefit than I imaged and out weights the other stuff, most times. Unless I’ve been up late and my youngest decided she wants to get up early and my son and oldest daughter decide a battle over Lego is the best idea for the day….then not so much.
So this blog is sort of an outlet; a place to share my frustration, my inadequacies, my laughter over the crazy antics my kids get into. I also keep another blog, and another thought, over on EverythingMom.com
Write a Review Wednesday
I also have an interest, no passion, for children’s books. I hope to one day write my own. I know, you’ve heard that before. But I do have dreams and I do have ideas and I do continue to write. And perhaps one day…But in the mean time I review books written by some amazing authors and illustrators. Each Wednesday you can find a new post on my blog as part of Write a Review Wednesday.
The first Saturday of each month I write a book review over on No Time for Flashcards, more for the preschool and early reader set and every two-weeks I write a review on Best Tools for School‘s blog.
If you have a book you are interested in me reviewing, send me an email at cabadov[at]hotmail[dot]com. I’m always looking for great books to share with my own kids and my readers.
And if that wasn’t enough, I am also the Managing Editor over at EverythingMom, one of Canada’s largest online social networking sites. If you haven’t visited, you really should. There are great articles, contests, menu plans, personal blogs and so much more. Be sure to drop me a note while you’re over there and say ‘hi’.