Like so many others, I tried to juggle the working mom role for a while but didn't do a great job at either, so my husband and I made the decision to make the necessary adjustments and we've never looked back. Now, I'm a full time wife and mother and believe that my children are my career. I am extremely grateful to be able to devote my time to them at this point in their lives- and mine. :) Two years ago we moved to a very small town to help care for my elderly mother. Quite an adjustment from city living! Now, we drive an hour for shopping and entertainment. With only a handful of restaurants in town, eating out or ordering takeout is not an option. Trying new recipes always feels like somewhat of an adventure to me. I think I must have a little Italian grandmother in me- at least I like to think so- because I get so much pleasure watching someone enjoy the food I prepare for them! I LOVE to watch foreign films, getting a glimpse into the lives and people of different cultures feeds my imagination, and I hope, makes me a more understanding person. I also love travel, reading, music, flower gardening. Someday I'd love to have time to plant a vegetable garden and start a compost bin!