My family recently moved to Rochester, MN summer of 2001. Before Rochester we lived in Kansas for a couple years (Winfield and Wichita). But we're originally from San Diego, CA. I stopped teaching 5th grade a year after my daughter was born and am currently a stay at home. I now have two children: Cassie (5) and Jacob (3). I miss working but I love spending time with my husband and kids. Rochester is one of the best places to raise a family and be a stay-home mom. It's a wonderfully family oriented town. There's so much for the kids and me to do. We keep oursleves very busy. I LOVE Recipezaar. It's really the only online cookboook I use. And I use it daily. I'm not a good cook naturally, but with the help of Recipezaar I get by. I'm a recipe follower through and through. And, if I had a month with no work and no responsibilities I'd spend it San Diego with my family and friends. One of my favorite things to do while in San Diego is huddle on a blanket, catch up with good friends, sipping a warm venti white chocolate mocha, on the grass at Shelter Island watching the boats on the water.