I’m taking part in my first Ultimate Blog Party with 5 Minutes for Mom this year at the recommendation of another amazing blogger, Paula @ Beauty Through Imperfection (who is coincidentally also my BFF!), so I’m going to do a brief intro to myself, my family and Jornie.com for those of you who are new here! :)
I’m Stephanie! :) I am married to the most amazing guy ever (no, really–he invented this awesome product for scuba divers, along with many other things, plays incredible music on the guitar, and has been to 28 countries!). We’ve been married for 6-1/2 years and have 4 crazy kids under 5 at the moment. #1 (our first son) and #3 (our second daughter) turn 5 and 2 respectively this month, and #2 (our first daughter) and #4 (our second son) turn 4 and 1 in the fall–which means, yes, there are 18 months between each of them! I guess you could say we have kind of a “recipe.” Haha.
We cloth diaper, we make a lot of our food from scratch (like this amazing sandwich bread), and we just started homeschooling. I’m not exactly a “crunchy mama,” but I do whatever I can to save money for our family and keep the chaos to a minimum. ;)
You’ll find easy activities for kids here, along with some learning DIYs and other cool things (like reward systems for kids) to keep them busy and happy. I’ve even done a pretty comprehensive, hands-on review about travel-friendly baby carriers if you’re going to be taking off anywhere with your little one this summer! I also write a lot of encouragement for worn-out mamas, since I need the reminder myself a lot of times. If you want more, check out my Pinterest boards, too!
Oh, and last but not least–in case you were wondering, why “Jornie” (pronounced “journey”)… My husband’s family has this thing for giving each married couple in the clan their own joint name–so the initial reason was that, the first three letters are from his name, and the last three letters are from mine… But we found it especially fitting because we’re on this crazy, incredible journey together, which pretty much encompasses everything I blog about. :) (And did I mention, we’re in the process of planning our next big adventure, traveling abroad? Yeah, that too.)
Thanks for joining the party! :) And if you haven’t already, please like my Facebook page and introduce yourself, I’d love to get to know you! I’m also on Twitter, Instagram, and Pinterest–or if you’d rather get email updates, the sign up is in the sidebar. :)