I am 30 something mom of 2 smart and energetic boys ages 7 & 10. They keep me busy, challenge me and make me smile often:) My husband and I have been married for the past 14 years, wow, time flies! We have experienced so much together over the years and I pray that our exciting journey continues for many years to come. One of those exciting journey’s was our recent move to Northern VA from PA. We LOVE it here and I would be one happy mom if we didn’t have to move again.
As a child, I grew up in a household that experienced alcohol addiction. I seen how the system works and how people and families are treated within those systems. I didn’t/don’t like it and always thought that people should be treated a certain way and I am able to offer that to families that I work with everyday. As a Social Service Professional with over 10 years of experience I have had the pleasure of working with hundreds of families, adults/children with intellectual disabilities. I also had the opportunity to work for a great non-profit organization working with Single Mothers Experiencing Homelessness and volunteering my time as a youth mentor/tutor. After all of these years, I still enjoy helping others navigate during some of the hardest times in their lives.
I started the blog, Busy Momi Bee, some time after I had my first son about 10 years ago! At the time I was looking to spark up my interest for expression through writing and share a little about my world as a full-time working mother. Check out my first blog post: Saturday. It actually looks more like a tweet…lol! As I learned the ins and outs of blogging my blog style took a turn and is now a blog about so much more. We have added Fashion, Deals and Coupons. I am now looking to get back to how it all started with writing about what comes to mind as I continue to be a full-time working mom, who had a short stint as a Stay at Home mom. You will see less deals and coupons but I will continue to share money and time-saving tips!
Here are a few other things that I enjoy doing as a busy wife and mother:
Reading – This past mother’s day 2015 I started reading again and it has really given me a lot of things to think and write about…stay tuned. Most recent books:
The Happiness Project: Or, Why I Spent a Year Trying to Sing in the Morning, Clean My Closets, Fight Right, Read Aristotle, and Generally Have More Fun &
Living Well, Spending Less: 12 Secrets of the Good Life
Running – Not only is running a challenge but it helps keep me fit and in shape. Running gives me time to be by myself, clear my mind and take in the beauty of nature and life. I am also looking to join an Adult Field Hockey League in the Fall so it is great for conditioning. I do not want to be out on the Field huffing and puffing for air and begging to get out of the game!
Shopping – Who doesn’t like to shop every now and then?:) My current favorite places to shop are Banana Republic Factory Outlet and New York and Company! Lately, I have been doing more purging than shopping but sometimes a stroll through the mall can be a stress reliever.
Designing – I am now a self-taught blog/web designer who provides pre-made themes, custom designs and tutorials! I love that I was able grow a blog design business, helping others, because that is what I do everyday. Merging my creativity with helping others has been a Great outlet for me. I enjoy it so much that I am taking classes to earn my Web Design Certification. Currently, I design as Busy Momi Bee Blog Designs but am going through a rebranding process…new name and brand to be announced soon!!! Can’t wait!
Thank you for taking the time to stop through and read a little bit About Me! I look forward to interacting and connecting with other moms out their just like me trying to find the calm in the midst of busy! Do we have anything in common? Don’t hesitate to drop a line and let me know. Take Care and come again!
Shawna – Busy Momi Bee