Hi! I am Beth.
This is my blog.
I am writing the story of my life.
I’m a newly thirty-something Catholic married momma to 5 of the most amazing kids in this world. Yes, I think they are the most amazing. Why? I am their mother. To me they are the world.
In the mix are 3 boys and 2 girls. Here at Casa de Confusion they’re known as: Mr. J, Mr. G, Mamacita, D-man, & Little Miss.
I’m more than out-numbered on a daily basis. And I like it. I am a wild one like that.
My husband is Mike. He leaves his dirty socks on the living room floor on a daily basis, but is my best friend regardless (although I wouldn’t mind if decided to pick up those socks). We have been together since 1997, we met during our freshman year in college. You can read more about how we met and got engaged in a series of blog posts I wrote called “How I Met Your Father.”
He had me at green hair.
I couldn’t resist him.
I love green and I love him.
Now with many polo shirts later we have settled into Detroit’s suburbia. The land of Faygo, Better Made Potato Chips, the Tigers, Paczki, Coney Dogs & Hope for a Phoenix to Rise from the Ashes.
I’m a sociologist & university instructor. Usually I teach 3 classes a semester & work on various research projects. I love the smell of freshly sharpened pencils & the Fall Semester.
I’m an urban legend. The married female academic with five kids who likes to bake cookies.
I tell you all this because it may filter through in what I choose to write about & how I tend to over-think everything. In fact, I believe that it’s a requirement if you want to go to grad school to be hopelessly neurotic. And I am hopelessly neurotic.
I started this blog during the summer of 2009. While I was in the final throes of graduate school, writing what seemed like an endless dissertation on student-mothers. I just had my 4th baby and was dealing with severe postpartum depression. Hence a blog to focus on the positives while figuring out what the heck I am doing in my life was born! Sounds so dramatic that way, with the exclamation point & all.
But I still have no idea what I want to be when I grow up.
All I really want to do is take in the moments.
I am working on living more intentionally, more present and focusing on what is good (or at least trying!). I am a work in progress.
Other things about me…
I love hearing the pitter-patter of feet, watch Reality TV for fun but lie and say it’s for cultural research, I’m losing the battle against my wry sense of humor, would die without cheese and believe the world needs wine & real butter.
Hope you enjoy,