I am a thirty-four year old married mother of 2 beautiful and very stubborn little girls. My oldest is Grace, 6, and Sydney is 2. I am a SAHM although I do work part-time as a forensic interviewer (chic, no?)for the Oklahoma Juvenile Public Defender's Office--this restores my sanity. I have my masters in counseling psychology, but only use what I have learned on my poor children (and some friends!) My husband is in the restaurant business and works a lot. He is a great daddy and husband and I could never do what he does and then come home to take care of us. I recently lost my mom (January 23,2006) who was my best friend. Some days seem unbearable because of this and the other days are just o.k. She was an unbelievable mother and grandmother. We all miss her. The reason I named my blog "monotonous motherhood" is not because I dislike being a mom, but because it is sooo different from my former life. Children change everything for better or worse. I have to admit that I am secretly looking forward to the day that my children are grown, my husband has retired and we can start traveling! Until then, monotony prevails!!