I am the Mommy of an 11-year old budding musician, singer, dancer, writer, baby rock star, spelling genius, swim team, violinist socialite. Oh yeah, I’m B’s Mommy. Wait, I should probably define myself by some of MY own characteristics. However, I think my biggest trait is that I’m a super Mommy to B. I’m her personal assistant, her confidante, her disciplinarian (and I’m pretty strict), her workout buddy, her cuddle buddy, and still “Mom-Mom”. (And I’m hopelessly enamored of her, if you hadn’t noticed). She’s the coolest and most amazing little person I know. Actually, the most amazing person I know. And it’s a cliche, but I’ve learned more from her than she will ever learn from me.
I’m a full-time research scientist working in the field of immunology. When I was a single-mommy, I also taught Chemistry part-time at the local state university and free-lanced for a local paper in addition to my science. I’ve nearly completed my Masters Degree in teaching, to compliment my Bachelors in Biology/Chemistry, but won’t finish it, because I’d have to quit my awesome full-time job in order to student teach and finish the degree up. (Update, I took a teaching job in a local high-school teaching Chemistry and Physics and can’t wait to be done with it and go back to the above-mentioned fabulous job-note to self: always trust your instincts). (Additional note to self: can’t wait to be doing real science again!).
I married a wonderful man in January of 2008, and I’m still adjusting to that. It’s hard to actually decrease your independence and when you are married to someone who loves to nurture and take care of you, you have to let the guard down a little.
I’m a full-time Step-Mom to a 8- year old little boy, who I’m learning more about all the time! We’ve learned how much alike we really are, over the last 3+ years and he seems very happy to have us around.
I love our house and working on our house and just being there in general. I can’t wait to start working in my gardens once the rest of the snow is gone. I love fine wine, anything athletic (especially running, rollerblading, snowboarding, swimming, biking…). I love, love, love boating with my husband-especially on our kid-free weekends. It’s like a fabulous weekend date where we re-connect. Sometimes I get to blend two of my faves and we paddle to shore from our boat and do a trail run while out on the lake! I’m a girly girl about some things, like my Chanel No. 5, and my lip gloss and my Louis Vuitton, but can get down and dirty hiking the Adirondack 46. (Yeah, we live in NY). I’m rather OCD, ok, very OCD, but I’ve always been that way and to me it’s just normal. I’m pretty ADD, but I’ve always been that too, and really work around it and compensate for it. I know my limits.
I’m a voracious reader. It’s built into every day. My husband calls me Curious George and that’s true. I want to know everything! I get up half an hour early each morning so I have time to read during my breakfast.
Organ donation is a cause dear to our hearts, since my husband donated a lung lobe to his best friend in 1999. We are Catholics (although I also study Buddhist theology and find much comfort in the teachings), raising Christian children and live in a wonderful neighborhood with great families around us.
It’s a charmed life. It really is.