About

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My grandfather had a knack at giving his grandchildren unique nicknames.  Mine was “Cubba” and occasionally, “Cubba Kid.”  I have no idea where it came from, but it stuck, and even as I entered adulthood, he still called me by my amusing nomenclature.

I’d like to think my blog will be about all the quirky, interesting and fun things that happen in my life (like my experiences as a teacher and the specific adventures only marriage and parenthood can bring) and those things that I choose to make happen (like my recipes and crafts and crunchy parenting stuff).

The hubs is an amazingly intelligent, supportive, loving and kindhearted husband and father who is absolutely my soulmate and not to mention, a rockin’ real estate agent!

The gorgeous baby is Honeybean (not her real name), our sweet baby girl.  She was born at home on January 8, 2013 and you can read all about her birth story here.  She is amazing and wonderful and exhausting – and she isn’t as little as she is in that picture anymore.  I’m hoping to share some of my more “crunchy” mama stuff on this blog, too… stuff like:  natural childbirth, homebirth, breastfeeding, cloth diapering, babywearing, and attachment parenting.  Eventually, I also hope to share some adventures in homeschooling.  That is, if I ever get the time to write…

And as a teacher employed by a public school district, but servicing a private sector, I also have plenty of things to say about education and learning.

We have two hilarious dachshunds, too.  They have brought a ton of happiness into our lives and entertain us on a daily basis.  They are our furry, four-legged babies.

Oh, and I live in New Jersey so there will undoubtedly be plenty of rants about the absurdity of life in the Midatlantic.  I do not fist pump, drive a Lexus, go tanning, or have that accent.  But, I do take advantage of my state’s amusing nomenclature, “The Garden State,” as often as possible and honor that hertiage by planting a garden of my own every year.

And I have a tendency to play with sharp objects and power tools.

Onward!

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4 thoughts on “About

  1. So you decided to join the small clan of Uncle Spike followers….
    That makes me a happy blogger now – I really appreciate you making that special mouse click.

    Hope you like my upcoming posts and if you get bored one day, maybe you’ll enjoy trawling through some of my older stuff too.

    If you have any likes, dislikes or suggestions about my blog, just let me know, either through ‘comments’ or via email. Always welcome reader input 🙂

    Have a great old day…

    UNCLE SPIKE
    uncle.spikes.adventures1@gmail.com

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