About Me

Who am I?

I am a mom of two incredibly interesting and very different children. My beloved son, Aiden, was born on May 19, 2005 and my adorable daughter, Alina, was born July 2, 2008. I am enjoying being a stay at home mom and feel that my time with them is very valuable. I am lucky to still be home with them and hope that they feel all the moments we share are as wonderful as I do.

I am a wife. I love my husband, Chris, with all my heart and feel so lucky to have met him in 1990. Our wedding was October 8, 2000 at Douglass College where we met. We love the outdoors, hiking, biking and camping. We try to go on a camping trip every year and would like to visit every state. You can read about each of our trips in the travel category.

I am a sister. My two brothers, brother-in-law, and step brothers have given us several nieces and nephews to love. It is hard to get together with everyone, but we try our best to keep in touch.

I am a teacher. I have taught Web Design at Mercer County Community College from 2001-2011. I have also taught Preschool and Elementary School. I have to say my kids are my favorite students.

I am a student. In addition to attending Douglass College (as an undergraduate) and The College of New Jersey (for my Masters), I have taught myself (with the help of my brilliant husband) HTML, CSS and I am currently learning JavaScript. I am also fascinated with how the brain works and have read books about development, memory and habits.

I am a friend. I have been able to hang onto some friends from high school, Kadri and Stephanie. We had gotten married all around the same time and our kids are around the same ages. Kadri has the 2 most adorable little girls and Stephanie has a little boy, who is the spitting image of his father, but behaves just like mom.

I am me. Most importantly, I am someone who is strong-willed, loyal and generous, especially with my time and effort. I love my family and friends, but I also need time to myself to reflect and make sense of the world. I relish learning about and observing human behavior. I read lots of non-fiction (with a smattering of fiction) because I cannot get enough knowledge into my tiny brain. How else am I going to answer all those questions my kids ask?!?