When I was a teenager my parents called me "Mini-Martha"...well that was at least until she was indicted and went to prison. Then it became "Jessie of all Trades". It was a well appointed nick-name. That and "Mischief" (which I can now lovingly pass onto my 5 year old daughter). I have always had interests all over the board. I'm constantly curious about this and that. While some may consider this an attention deficit, I consider it a deep desire to learn as much as I can, and it has, often, served me well. As a result, I'm good in a room, I'm terribly empathic (more on this later), I can hold a conversation with almost (emphasis on almost) anyone and I can often make myself invaluable.
That all goes to s*h*i*t (I spell out all curse words these days but I'm f*u*c*k*e*d when my kids learn to spell), however, when I'm with my kids, who generally consider me a bringer of food, purveyor of toys and veritable sherpa. I mostly jest, I'm sure my many skill-sets have improved their lives. I have read probably every parenting book in existence, I am great MC. "This evening, little lady and gentle-boy, I give you, play dough and a water table"...and I have badass chalk drawing skills. My husband hates chalk, btw, so there will be no chalkboards on this blog or anywhere near this website for that matter.
At least in my professional life I have honed in on 3-4 categories of interest.
2) Birth Doula
3) Certified Health Coach
4) Graphic Designer
The arts, birth and healthy living. A trifecta not for the faint of heart nor flighty. Many doulas and artists are all heart but have very little interest of savvy in the business side of their work. I've been blessed that I can brand myself, market myself yet still maintain a balanced heart to brain ratio. But I digress. I look forward to sharing all my many exploits, their successes (and most definitely failures) with you, and how I incorporate them into my life as Mom and Wife. The juggle is real...and I will absolutely be dropping many many balls. Enjoy!