Confessions of a Stay-At-Home Mom: About Me

About Me



I'm Steph.

And I write on this here blog.

I started blogging in January 2009 when my oldest daughter (Little Chica) was 6 months old.  Becoming a mother was a huge (get punched in the face oh that tickles but not really type of) experience for me.  I was suddenly responsible for this little life, while simultaneously saying good-bye to my life as a young working woman.  One morning I woke up and realized that I, as well as many other Moms today, was among the ranks of the new and improved Donna Reed:

Technologically plugged in.

I think it's important to be real and to have community.  When I became a Mom, I needed a platform to generate both of those things. So I decided to start this blog as a place to share my fumbling experiences at parenthood, laughable attempts at domestic goddessy, random thoughts and to catalog my recipes.

Like I said. Domestic.

It's been kind of downhill from there.

I'm now the mother to not one, but two, beautiful chicklets:  Chica (born in 2008) and Bug (born in 2011).  

My progeny. Courtesy of Briana Latta Photography.


I am married to the most gorgeous blued-eyed English-teaching frisbee-throwing meat-grilling park-hiking beer-connoiseur of a man you've ever (or never) laid eyes on.  He is referred to on this blog as Hubby

What can I say? I'm blessed.

Some fun facts about me:

1. I am obsessed with Nutella. That is not hyperbole. I'm literally. Obsessed.

2. I was a huge dork growing up, some of which can be evidenced in this post.  More posts on the subject to come.

3.  I was a social worker in my pre-kids life.  I worked with teenagers on probation. I loved it and hated it and sometimes I miss it.

4.  I dislike talking on the phone. It makes me uncomfortable, sweaty and nervous.

5. When I was in second grade I wrote a fan letter to Richard Dean Anderson. He sent me back a signed postcard with his picture on the front.  MacGyver fans, eat your heart out.

6. I love the 90's.  LOVE.  Especially 90's music and television.  And I am not apologetic about it.

I'm still currently a SAHM (that's Stay-at-Home Mom lingo for "stay at home mom"), but somehow have managed to take on some great part time/at home work. Which I think makes me a SAHWAHMSWOTHM (Stay-at-home, Work-at-home, sometimes-work-outside-the-home Mom).   

I live in idyllic Chester County, PA (about 40 minutes outside of Philly).  I'm still fumbling through these Adventures in Parenthood.  I try lead a healthy lifestyle, but ice cream will always be my kryptonite. Most days I am a glorious disaster, but generally I'm a work in progress. 

You can read more about me at my About.Me page.

Get in touch with me - I'd enjoy a chat :)

I'd love for you to join me on this journey we call life.  Because being a screw-up around other people is much more funny than screwing up alone.

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