Re: Viola Cay, Monday, introduction
posted at 11/18/2013 9:38 AM EST
Hi everyone! So excited to be the featured parent blogger this week. We're going to have some fun.
My name is Sharon and I blog at ViolaCay - Not Your Grandmother's Blog.
I live just outside Boston with my husband and three kids. They are all 2 years apart 3, 5, & 7! I am very lucky to be able to stay at home with them and also work part time blogging and video editing. My husband is an architect and works out of a studio in the backyard. My kids are all so close in age that for the past six years there has always been someone napping so we stay pretty close to home. We all spend A LOT of time together. I joke that it’s a good thing I not only love my husband, but actually like him too.
I remember the first time I ever heard the word blog. It was in 2005. My wedding photographer told me I should start a blog for my business. I said "What the heck is a blog?" About a year later I started that blog and I have had some sort of blog going ever since.
ViolaCay is my latest project. I wanted something sort of retro and fun. Hence the tagline Not your Grandmother's Blog. Viola is my paternal grandmother's name and Cay is my maternal grandmother's name. I feel like I'm a combination of the two of them in many ways. I write about parenting, kids, family, travel, cooking, fitness, everything and anything really. I'm what they call a lifestyle blogger :-)
But we're all here under the moms tab on Boston.com aren't we? So let's talk momhood!
I love being a SAHM, but I'd be lying if I said I didn't miss working at all. I'm a soccer, gymnastics, hockey, drama and dance mom.
In my house we have a hodge podge of issues going on: ADHD, food allergies, and Chronic Motor Tic Disorder. I can't get anyone to eat their vegetables, or put their shoes on in a timely fashion. I struggle to keep a tidy home. My own inability to leave a horizontal surface clear of clutter doesn't help much.
Mommy wars bore me. Unless you're beating your kid I don't have time to judge you. We've all got much more important stuff to do than judge each other don't we? We practice mostly gentle discipline with some yelling thrown in for good measure. I breast fed and formula fed. I had a csection and then two natural VBACs. I buy frozen nuggets and also make them from scratch. But sometime dinner is pancakes. I used cloth and disposable diapers. I'm all about what works for me, not you. I've also learned that it's all about what works for my particular kids. What works with one won't necessarily work for the other.
Also I should take this moment to publicly thank my own Mom and Dad for just being awesome :-)
I'm excited to spend the week with you here. You can also find me on
Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/ViolaCay
& YouTube https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCB07SWhetkM_Jno6VRK-otQ
So there you have it. I'm going to get some more coffee because I'm perpetually tired. See you 'round the internets!