Have yourself a seat, as though you were at your local hair salon. Much like a visit to your hairdresser could turn into a good, old fashioned gossip fest, so too are my daily rantings on my blog. Now, let me confess to you all!
So who is Janine? Well, she was a certified professional teacher, who now happens to be a wife and mother, who is currently a stay at home mom to her two beautiful, yet energetic little girls. Sometimes life can get crazy and hectic, but still she tries to keep things in perspective by doing all she can to make the day hopefully a little brighter.
However when all else fails, Janine goes to her happy place (in her mind) or the Sandals Resort in the Bahamas (circa July 2006–honeymoon style). She envisions herself in the swim up pools with her glass never empty containing a lovely little umbrella and some tropical concoction. Hey, a girl can dream!!
*Married since July 8, 2006
*Mother twice over since July 17, 2009 and November 23, 2010
Wife, since July 8 2006-Present:
*Taken her husband for better or worse, for sicker or poorer until death do us part.
*Being a loving and caring woman who tries to constantly maintain peace and happiness in the home with minimal meltdowns.
*Became a proficient chef, secretary, cleaning person and ‘Jane’ of all trades when all else fails.
*Mastered bookkeeping for an entire household.
*Event planner by scheduling events, fund raisers, handling ALL incoming calls, and appointments
*Adaptable to pretty much fly by the seat of my pants when necessary.
*Master Negotiator with not only the husband and the kids, but the extended family, too.
Mother to Emma and Lily July 17 2009-Present:
*Moderate all disputes and grievances between 2 or more parties with the goal of speedy and fair resolution.
*Teacher and home educator to two little people that most if not all their learning falls on me, even when they don’t want to learn.
*Bear the suffering of the ceaseless whining and lack of appreciation by one and all.
*A Caretaker, a life coach, a medic, a personal assistant, and the operator of a crisis management hotline, by being a motivational speaker to all and encouraging my brood to do their personal best, as well as always to make good choices.
*Lecturer to small unappreciative audiences on varying occasions.
The School of Cinderella (Do the Laundry, do the dishes, etc), Seaford, NY–MASTER OF SCIENCE in Marital and Child Education (MAJOR: Wife and Mother), from July 2006.