My name is Shannon, and I'm a married mom of two little ones. I live in Calgary, Canada.
I chose to take a hiatus from the working world and stay home with my kids. This shocked a lot of people! After working so hard to obtain an accounting designation, why would I ever want to do this? What on earth would I do all day? Shockingly, A LOT!
I am NOT going to stand on the stay at home mom soapbox and go on and on about how my life is actually harder at home running my household. Because in my case that is a lie. I love staying home. It is so much less irritating and stressful than dealing with the mundane day to day work issues that I really didn't care about. No one tells me how to do my job. I skip lunch and work late doing fun things....not because I have to meet a deadline. There's always tomorrow. I actually look forward to thinking of cool dinner ideas rather than dreading the thought making dinner on the drive home in rush hour.
Besides being fortunate enough to be there for the day to day milestones my kidlets achieve, I get to squeak in my own hobbies. I love to bake and cook. I pretend to be able to sew simple quilts and other crafty things. So, when time allows it, I'm going to compile some of my faves here on this blog.
In June of 2015 I was also lucky enough to become a Taste of Home Magazine Volunteer Field Editor. Besides creating new and original recipes for submission to the magazine, I help by trying and honestly reviewing existing Taste of Home Recipes. Besides being a fun hobby, this is a fantastic way for me to be involved with a network of talented home cooks from all over North America. I've even been lucky enough to be published a few times so far.
One day when I have to return to the "real" world.....it will be nice to look back at the cool things I got to do when I stayed home with my kids.
So here we go.....