about

Welcome to my nest!  I’m Jill!

I’m a  mom to four little nestlings, Turbo Man (9), Tough Guy (6), Tootsie Pop (4) and Tinker Bell (1).  My husband Dan is  and I met in college at The Ohio State University and we have been best friends ever since our first date to see the adorable Pixar movie, Monster’s Inc.  We love to do nerdy things together like take car dates together, make vision boards and go candle shopping.

I always struggle with describing myself…. so this page has been revised and redone several times.  So, here are a few tidbits-bits.  I was a shy little girl with long, brown hair.  I had a big imagination (or so they say) and I could play house for hours.  I went to college to become an architect, but ultimately, my love of children won out and I became a kindergarten teacher.  I still love the hobby of going through homes and browsing interior design magazines, so thinking about ways to remodel and re-decorate our home always lingers in the back of my mind.

I’m would not consider myself shy now, but I would say I am still a bit of an introvert.  I never thought of myself as a writer, but I have always kept a personal journal.  It wasn’t until 2011 when my second child was born with a birth defect of his abdomen and spine, that I began to share my journal here on the world wide web in order to share updates with family and friends on his surgeries and health.

I had a bit of a break in writing because well, I was busy having babies, moving and well, I guess just surviving 😉  But writing on my blog became a sacred space of remembering life and those feelings that go along with it.  It was a space of connecting with other parents following a similar special needs parenting journey and it ultimately was a space where my soul grew and started to understand the “why’s” of my little journey a bit better.

I missed writing, so one day, I grabbed my tea (which I love), a tiny treat and my trusty MacBook and started this little url.  Though I don’t always have time to spend on this little site, I always find my cozy and connectedness during those moments.

Things I love to write about are well…. most about my kids and our happenings as a family.  Thoughts on faith.  Parenting struggles and wins.  Disability advocacy.  And our journey on making our home and lives accessible.

Oh yes, and I almost forgot, I absolutely love being cozy.  Snuggling up on the couch with snow falling and the fireplace on really makes my heart happy.  Connecting with others is good for my soul so introduce yourself to me!

Thanks for visiting my little nest!  I hope you find your cozy and connectedness in your day too.

~Jill

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