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Friday, March 12, 2004

This is a tale of a crafty mom.

She is mother to three Things, ages 5, 3, and 1. She has two other Things, one to whom she is married and one who has four legs, barks, and responds to the name "Rudy". (OK, they both bark.)

She has a passion and a gift for telling stories. This blog is the story of big things, little things, and in between things that happen in her life. In the bigger story - the story of it all - a young girl left her home in Atlantic Canada to move to the nation's capital to study journalism. She traded the ocean, seafood, and the smell of salt water in her hair for the world's longest ice skating rink, Beavertails, and the Parliament buildings.

She met a half-Irish boy at an Irish pub, on Saint Patrick's day, many years ago. They married by the beach in Nova Scotia, although they continued to live in one of the coldest cities known to man.

At the start of the new millennium, the girl decided to leave her career in marketing/public relations/writing to go back to school to study education and become a teacher. She only taught for several years before she got "knocked up".

She gave birth to Thing 1 in 2004, in the master bedroom of the house she had just bought with her half-Irish, half-Dutch husband. While she considered a hospital birth, her son made a speedy appearance and obviously had other plans. She soon decided to expand her little pack and had Thing 2 (a boy) in 2005 and Thing 3 (a girl) in 2008.

She is currently still on leave and is busy raising her three Things, trying to stay sane, and taking one day at a time. She is an environmentally conscious mom (yet hates the trendy term "green mom") who uses cloth diapers, enjoys composting, and tries to raise her Things to appreciate the natural world around them and to treat it with respect.

A Crafty Mom thoroughly enjoys crafts and has managed to keep herself ridiculously busy while at home with her Things making and sometimes selling her wares. She is an avid stamper and papercrafter, loves scrapbooking, dabbles in beading, and is a mediocre knitter. She and her family of Things are very active, love sports and all activities associated with the outdoors, and have even managed to become average at several of them. Lastly, having three children has led a Crafty Mom to her kitchen, where she unveiled a recent love for cooking and creating wholesome and delicious meals for her Things. You can read more about this here.

In the meantime, welcome to this tale. A tale of a Crafty Mom, her three Things, and everything from the completely mundane to the absolutely spectacular.


Loukia said...

I love your 'tale'!

Christy said...

I'm so excited to find your blog!

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