Hi, I’m Kimberly. Welcome to my blog! I’m a full-time stay-at-home-mom to four little ones–three boys and a girl. We just welcomed our third boy this summer. And they’re all under the age of 5.
My husband and I have been married for 6 years. We met at church a few years after graduating from college. Before kids, we spent a lot of time at the beach (we live in Southern California), traveled, tried new restaurants, shopped, and loved spending time with family and friends.
Then we had 3 kids in 3 years. Make that 4 kids in 4.5 years.
Now our life together is full of diaper changes, trips to the zoo, toddler tantrums, homeschool preschoool, and lots of date nights that consist of watching an episode of whatever show we’re really into after the kids go to bed.
Being a mom to 4 kids under 5 is definitely the hardest job I’ve ever had. But God is faithful to provide what I need when I need it as I seek to raise these kids to know and love Him above all else (and sometimes that means mommy locks herself in the pantry for a few minutes to pray for more and more and more patience). This is real life.
Since this is an “About me”, here are a few unique things about me:
- I’m a twin. For our 30th birthday, we got our DNA tested to find out if we were identical or fraternal and did the “reveal” similar to how couples find out if they’re having a girl or a boy.
- The year after I graduated college I moved 8 times and had 5 different jobs
- I started working at age 13 and kept a weekly budget in a ballerina tin box for years
- We didn’t have a TV in our home for the first 4 years of our marriage
- I grew up wanting to have 11 kids–seriously! Now I’m good with 4 🙂
- I have a degree in English and Biblical Studies
- I’m left-handed
- My favorite t.v. show of all time is Alias
- I’ve never been skiing or snowboarding (and have no desire to)
- There’s not a risk-taking bone in my body
- I once accidentally used worcestershire sauce instead of soy sauce in a recipe–yeah–it didn’t turn out too well
- My first car was a 1987 Toyota Tercel
- I once locked my keys in my Tercel, and in the process of getting them out, my passenger door broke and would no longer open; for almost a year people who rode with me had to climb in through the driver’s side or through the window
- My weakness is ice cream, Breyer’s Heath Bar to be exact
- I broke my tail bone giving birth to my 9 lb. baby–as if labor wasn’t hard enough
- Hence, I’m really good at nursing standing up since that’s all I did for the first two months of my second son’s life
- Back when I had lots of time to myself, I loved to read
- A Voice in the Wind/Echo in the Darkness by Francine Rivers are my favorite books ever
- I can’t whistle
- Some might refer to me as a “clean freak” but having a house full of little ones is really helping with that
Life is sure crazy and exhausting–but also incredibly rewarding. I hope you’ll join with me on this journey of managing the chaos so we can enjoy the important stuff.