Oh Em Gee! Yous guys commin over for da Iggles game dis Sundy? I’ll have cheesesteaks wit whiz, a hoagie platter, and some of dem soft pretzels for yous to munch on.
Hey Hey! I’m Elizabeth!
Soooo…in case you couldn’t tell, I’m a mom from South Jersey (and, no, we don’t say it like “joisey,” but I definitely do pronounce “water” as “wooder”). Minus a 5 year stint in Central Florida, I’ve lived here my entire life and really do love this state. My boys, ages 5 & 8, (lovingly referred to as “Big Dude” and “Little Dude” here) will proudly tell people they’re “Jersey Boys” and, when asked to lower their (excited, but crazy loud) voices, will say “but we’re from Jersey and Jersey people talk loud!” Not exactly a false statement there, so I can’t blame them! 12 years ago, I married a guy from Philly (“The Mister”) and introduced him to the wonderfulness that is pork roll. Since then, we buy it in 6 pound packages from Costco; I don’t know exactly what pork roll is made from, nor do I care to know for fear of ruining one of the most delicious things in my life.
Good food is a must in my life – let me eat some delicious food and I’m a happy woman. I enjoy cooking (but not washing the dishes!), dining out whenever possible, and I’m doing my best to make my boys little foodies as well. I’m a lifelong fan of The Beatles and have seen Paul McCartney perform live 2 times so far! We even took a dream-come-true vacation, pre-kids, to London and Liverpool! My favorite hobby is shopping and, much to The Mister’s dismay, I don’t see this hobby ending anytime soon. Target seems to have some magical way of making a bunch of things appear in my shopping cart while simultaneously erasing my memory of the things I actually went there to get.
Before I had my boys, I was a special education teacher in both New Jersey and Florida and specialized in severe/profound special needs and the autism population. I absolutely loved my “my kids” and will always have a special place in my heart for the special needs population. I actually have a severe hearing loss myself, so, I am all for anything we can do to empower and advocate for those with special needs.
Why the heck did I decide to create a blog? Why not? Honestly, after spending about 10 years doing various direct sales and online businesses, I just figured the time was right. I had always wanted to start a blog, but was busy doing other things. I decided to start a local family blog when I became frustrated with the lack of family resources for the South Jersey area. I mean, I could always find blogs and websites for North Jersey, but it was difficult to find them in South Jersey. After growing up in Cherry Hill, NJ, and now raising my own kids here, I feel like I have a pretty good lay of the land and idea of great places to take kids and such. Being the entrepreneur that I am, I figured that I would take it upon myself to create a blog just for the South Jersey area. Being a parent is tough enough already, so any kind of resource that can be available for parents is a positive thing, right?
I hope you decide to stick around for a while! I’ve got a crazy sense of self-deprecating humor and tend to be more of a “glass half full” kind of girl, so you definitely won’t be bored with me!
In addition to this blog, I’ve got a few other tricks up my sleeve:
Instagram – where I share daily photos of my family, my life, what we’re doing, and products & places we love
Pinterest – where I save ideas for my dream house, an enormous amount of craft projects, and recipes that sound and look amazing
Facebook Page – come on over! I love to share local events, funny memes…that sorta stuff
If you have any suggestions, questions, potential business partnerships or just want to know my favorite flavor of water ice (*cough*cough* wooder ice *cough*cough*), send me an email!