I am a mother of three girls and my husband and I are both self employed. I work from home doing payroll and other bookkeeping duties for his construction company. I also operate a licensed daycare and love to plan meals for the kids and my family. I love being a stay at home/work from home mom and feel it is my duty to provide a good meal to my hard working husband who provides the bulk of our income. I feel that food is the ultimate love you can provide for your family and I try to make every meal special. I love any cookbook that provides pictures of the recipe you are cooking, but I tend to get most of my recipes online when I already know what I want to make because they are easy to find and I don't have to spend hours searching for what it is I have in mind. I use my picture cookbooks more for dinner planning and meal ideas. I joined this site when I found a recipe for baked mac/cheese that I liked and would enjoy getting more meal planning ideas. I tend to "get tired of food" and often find myself saying that nothing sounds good! I just need more variety!!