Sometimes it feels like every day is highly monotonous, filled with routine. One thing I’ve learned, though, is that with four kids, eight years old and younger, every day is filled with adventure. Whether it’s the Wild Wild West (a.k.a. the pony rides at Tree Tops Park), spotting birds in the “jungle” at the Wakodahatchee Wetlands, fighting off dinosaurs at the Museum of Discovery and Science or just a plain ol’ game at the library’s weekly Chess Club, every day is just another day with its own little adventure waiting to be discovered. That’s one of the reasons I love living in (mostly) Sunny South Florida and experiencing the variety of things it has to offer – from the Everglades, to book fairs, to RenFest, water parks, and everything in between.
About a year ago, I quit my job after 11 years into my career in public relations, and now homeschool my three boys (8, 6 and 4 years old) and our baby girl, who isn’t really a baby anymore. I love homeschooling – it’s a completely different way of looking at education. My husband works from home. I know what you’re thinking. Yes, we are all home, every day, all day, all the time. Needless to say, things can get interesting.
Our home is a mish-mash of cultures and generations – I am from Puerto Rico, my husband and my MIL, who lives with us, are Jamaican, and our kids American. Transcending culture, our faith in God guides us and
keeps us from killing each other helps us to grow in our love for each other.
I love learning about and experiencing new things. From eating wholesome food, to finding natural ways to manage my son’s food allergies, to planning a homebirth, to appreciating our native birds and trees. We’re even learning how to build a Super-Cyborg Gadget Glove (one of our current projects!). I love to travel! Sometimes we travel for fun. Very rarely we travel without kids. And of course, what I learn, I like to share with you, my friends and readers!
Overall, I’m just your average God-loving, slightly crunchy, book-addicted, caffeine-dependent, homeschooling, techy-nerd mom with a blog. Won’t you join me on this adventure?