Blessings and blunders of motherhood, house-wifery, and sundry other things.
Are you domestically challenged or know someone who is? Does reading about other mom’s blunders in the home make you feel a teensy bit better about your own downfalls in the domestic realm? If so, look no further. I am your gal.
I’m Stephanie and I am probably one of the most domestically challenged SAHMs you will ever meet. That is not an exaggeration. Just ask my husband.
I graduated college in 2007 with my Bachelor of Arts in Spanish after nine long years of changing my major six times. Yep, I was that girl. I want to be a doctor, no, a PE teacher, no wait, a businesswoman…no, wait, maybe a photographer?? Nah…Spanish teacher it is! You may wonder how I ended up choosing Spanish as a major, or maybe you don’t, but I’m going to tell you anyway! 🙂 My parents were missionaries in Brazil for 15 years. We went down when I was one year old and left in my 16th year. I grew up speaking Portuguese (still speak it fluently) which is a first cousin, linguistically speaking, of Spanish. When I had finally reached my wits end on what to get my degree in, my very wise college adviser told me to major in Spanish and become a Spanish teacher. So I did it.
Here is a condensed version of the last 10 years of my life:
2007 – Graduated college, began dating my husband (who I had already known for 6 years), got my first teaching job.
2008 – Married my amazing husband Waylon and began my 2nd year teaching HS Spanish.
2009 – Had our first daughter, Brooklyn.
2011 – Had our second daughter, Layla and resigned from teaching HS Spanish after doing it for 4 years.
2012 – Began teaching at a small private school, part-time. Taught Spanish and music for the next 3 1/2 years. Bought our first home – a small townhouse, with hopes of it becoming a rental property – and moved into it.
2013 – Became pregnant with our third baby but miscarried in my 10th week.
2014 – Became pregnant with our fourth baby and carried her to term. Charity was born in September of 2014.
2015 – Left teaching to go work as a pharmacy technician.
2016 – Quit pharmacy tech work to be a SAHM – hubby was making more than enough to support us. My parents moved far, far away (*sad face emoji*), we joined an AMAZING new church and moved from our small townhouse back to the house we used to live in when I had my first two daughters. Began teaching ESL to children in China in the wee hours of the morning for VIPKID. Became a Plexus ambassador.
2017 – Continued being a SAHM and added Stepping Tones Music School to my plate, teaching piano and guitar lessons.
So there you have it. My blog is my way of chronicling my daily life as a SAHM who doesn’t really know what she’s doing. I’m frazzled most of the time, goofy, sometimes lazy, attempting to lose weight and be fit, wishing I could have a more organized and neat home, trying to not go crazy with my children’s constant neediness, and focusing on growing as a woman of God, wife and mom.
If all this sounds like stuff you would like to read about, then you are in the right place. I promise to make you feel better about any of your domestic shortcomings by modeling how it’s NOT done. *insert snicker* You can also follow me on Instagram. Possibly on Facebook if I can get my act together and create a page. 😉