I have often been described by people who love me as a “workaholic” and I can’t really argue. I come from a very traditional Midwestern home where my dad worked long hours, came home tired, and mom was there to manage the home. I admired my dad for his work ethic. And I admired my mom for her dedication to the family she had built.

I didn’t know at the time that I longed for a similar lifestyle but when I met Nomi, it all fell into place. She’s very much like my mom, I’m very much like my dad, and we are all happy with the arrangement.
We were together for ten years before we got serious, and then we got serious very quickly. We got married, welcomed two young children into our home, and got to work turning them into smart, clever, kind people!

Now that they’re both teenagers and stay busy, I spend one hour every day reading their entries on this blog and positively beaming with pride for their thoughtfulness, positivity, and willingness to be bold!