How you met your significant other: My husband and I were housemates in college
Where were you born? Ojai, California
What brought you to Eugene? I fell in love with the pacific northwest backpacking in North Cascades N ational & moved here to continue college a few years later.
One fun fact about you: I used to perform with a tribal fusion style belly dance troupe in CA
Who were you before you were a mom? I worked as an Research Assistant for the Psychology department at University of Oregon in Professor Helen Neville's Brain Development Lab. I left work to stay home full time when my daughter was a year and a half.
Funny fact/story: A few weeks after my son was born I dropped my flip phone in the toilet and flushed it. The funniest part is I had no idea I had dropped my phone in the toilet, because I was running a bath for my daughter and holding a newborn at the same time, so I didn't hear it fall in the water. I kept wondering why the toilet sounded weird when we flushed it. I couldn't find a plunger so I thought to call my husband. And then I couldn't find my phone to call him. By dinner time my husband and I figured out that my phone had gone missing at about the same time the toilet started acting funny. They had to pull the toilet out of the wall to get the phone out. I ended up with a new iPhone out of the ordeal and I no longer use the little pocket in the back of my yoga pants :-)
Song/Music/Artist or Genre: Indy rock and Americana lately
Activity with your kids: Going anywhere they can run & doing science projects
Activity without your kids: Reading, hiking, gardening
Vacation, with or without kids: Usually we spend vacations visiting our family in the northern most part of the Sonoran desert in Arizona or taking quick trips to the Oregon Coast.
Top 3 favorite books/movies/tv shows: Outlander by Diana Gabaldon, Carry on Love Warrior by Glennon Doyle
What are your current hobbies? Gardening, reading, hiking
If you had a warning label, what would yours say? Caution: Sleep Deprived coffee required
What is your biggest fear? Something terrible happening to my children
Most embarrassing moment: I try not to think about those
Morning or night person? Night
Have a celebrity crush? Owen Wilson, because he is funny
What makes you laugh? My husband's terrible jokes and my children's shenanigans
A future goal: We would like to buy a home
If you had a day to do whatever you wanted, with all of the time and money in the world, what would you do and who would you do it with? Stay in a super posh eco resort in the Amazon rainforest with my husband and maybe my kids... and maybe a nanny.
And finally, your favorite thing in the whole wide glorious world. What brings you the most joy? Seeing how much my children love each other and watching them play together.