Tuesday, May 22, 2007

Fairly Odd Mother Checking In

I just commented on a bunch of entries and realized I haven't yet posted my profile, so you may be wondering who the heck I am.

Let's see, like Whirlwind, I have the trio of kids. They are Belly (6), Jilly (4) and D (2)---if you couldn't guess, these are their code names---the kids are girl, girl, boy; no we weren't 'trying' to 'get' a boy (we were asked this so many times!) but knew we wanted three kids and that was it. I started to breed around the age of 33 and wanted to be done before 40 (now just a few months away!); plus my body had been through enough and was starting to threaten to throw my internal organs to the floor if I put another kid in my belly.

We live in Southeastern Massachusetts---kind of midway between Boston, Providence and the Cape. I worked for 11 years in Media/Advertising in both Providence and Boston. I quit my job after Jilly was born and have not made a penny since. (and, since this is a New England blog, I'll say that I was born in Providence and, later, spent most of my life in Western MA--Springfield area---anyone remember "Riverside Park"? Oh yeah, I worked there---Old Tyme Photo! Woohoo!).

We are homeschooling---Belly went to preschool but I decided to keep her home for kindergarten and will keep on plugging away for first grade next year. I love the lifestyle homeschooling provides, even if there are times I think I've lost my mind.

I've only been blogging since October but love it (I'm at http://fairlyoddmother.blogspot.com/). It's been a great way to keep friends and family up to date on our lives (although my blog is not always G-rated); plus I really like the other bloggers I've (virtually) met through it.

OK, it is past 10pm and my internal alarm is ringing to tell me to get my butt to bed. Looking forward to 'seeing' you all on this blog!


Life As I Know It said...

Great to meet you.
This is so wonderful being able to connect with other area moms.

Ruth Dynamite said...

Greetings and welcome! I gather you're not far from my in-laws in S. Kingstown, RI. Look forward to checking out your blog!

Whirlwind said...

Great to see you here. And we always get the "are you going to try for a boy" question. For those of you wondering - no three is enough, in fact stay with one, it's much easier :P

We discussed homeschooling but I wasn't sure I could handle it. Daughter goes to a GREAT private Catholic school and we love it there.

Rock the Cradle said...

I LOVED Riverside Park!

That is, I only had the opportunity to go maybe twice, but the name brings warm, fuzzy feelings of a time when I was FINALLY big enough to ride on the roller coasters.

We've talked before about homeschooling, as it is something I need to consider preparing myself for. I would still love to chat you up about it once I get past the "denial" stage.

So good to see you here!

Binky said...

Nice to meet you!

Riverside and now Six Flags New England has always been my favorite theme park. I can't wait to take my daughter there.

Major Bedhead said...

I live just down the road from Riverside. Well, just down the road and the Pike.

Just wanted to say hi.