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 while backpacking & 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 a Research Assistant for the Psychology department at University of Oregon. 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 because I was running a bath for my daughter and holding a newborn at the same time. 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. 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.