Okay, so I stole my title from Tim McGraw, but, for me, it really communicates what I want this blog to be about. I've been a stay at home mom for more than five years now and recently gave birth to my third child. We live in a suburb of a very large city but I'd much rather be living outside a small town on a few acres where I can sit and rock quietly on the front porch and watch the wildflowers and green grass grow and let my stress just drain away.
But, at least for now, that is not an option. (Even if we did live in the country, I don't think my three small children would let me just chill quietly on the porch anyway. :) ) So, I'm creating this blog to be a spot where I can mentally relax, unwind, unload, and bring some refreshment to my days. I will write about whatever is on my mind or what will relieve the most stress at the moment. I also am in desperate need of a consistent intellectual and creative outlet. I've even recently been considering doing a little consulting work from home, not for the income, but to exercise my brain cells that seem to have atrophied in the last five years (not that I would want them to have been any different or that I regret my decision to stay at home). To continue to be a good wife and mother, though, I NEED to start making some of my needs a priority. I hope that this blog will help fulfill that need because the idea of doing mechanical engineering work at home with my energetic kids and my tired, foggy brain seems like it would cause as many problems as it would solve!