Hi, I'm MJ.  I am a wife and mother of three: An alphabet and super hero obsessed 5 year old boy, an owl and baby loving 3 year old girl and a chunky, cuddly, good natured baby boy. My husband and I have been married for nearly 11 years.

My life before motherhood included two degrees a BA in Political Science and a BA in Communication.  I completed a certificate in Conflict Resolution and also received my black belt in Tae Kwon Do.  Interestingly enough, conflict resolution and a black belt really come in handy now that I am a wife and mother. 

Once my son asked me if I was leaving for work.  When I told him no, he responded enthusiastically, "That's right, you work at home with me!"  I am fortunate enough to be able to stay home with my children and work with them as they grow and learn.  My life revolves around my crazy and wonderful kids and the day to day running of a household.

There is a children's song that I have often sung to my children.

Ducks in the pond sing a happy song.
Mother hens cackle the whole day long.
Birds in their nests and wind in the tree tops
All join in singing a happy song.

Children are singing a happy song.
Singing together the whole day long.
Don't mind the weather, we'll sing together
Children are singing a happy song.

I feel like, no matter the storms, I owe it to myself to sing a happy song; to celebrate each day of this life. Each day brings with it a different tempo, but the melody is always beautiful.