A few things about me: I majored in English but if I had it to do over, I’d pick paleontology and spend my life digging up dead things. If Neil deGrasse Tyson ran for president, I would vote for him, especially if Jane Goodall was his running mate. I’m addicted to monster movies, science fiction, thrift stores, collecting rocks and fossils, writing, and any deserted sandy place at the edge of a ocean. I consume way too much coffee, recently became a vegetarian, and tend to spend inordinate amounts of time outdoors chasing bugs and birds with my camera.
I’ve spent the last 12 years as a stay-at-home other mom to my partner’s three sons and enjoy any chance to hyperbolize about the effort it’s taken to raise them. Number one son is grown, but comes nearly every weekend to cut up with his little brothers. Our two younger boys are lovely, neurologically atypical teenagers. Middle son is autistic and the youngest has obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) so their paths through the world have not always been easy, but their differences have helped to make them the funny-smart-kind young men they are. My partner in life and child-rearing is a research scientist who supports us all (and my blogging habit) single-handedly.
For more about our family, see my very first post: “A Nontraditional Family: Introducing Us“