Photography by Valdormar Hauslendale

I just celebrated my birthday a few days ago and it felt amazing. Yes, we are in quarantine like many other people worldwide because of COVID-19, but life is all about what you make of it. It made me realize that I like the world I created on the inside. I love the people I choose to be around and I’m proud of our family.

My husband and I have been married for going on twenty-two years. We have 5 beautiful children, 4 boys and 1 girl, age ranges from 1 to 17. We were married for 3 years before we had our first child and thought we were okay with not having children and would continue to just travel. Then we found out we were pregnant and our world changed but for the better. We continued to travel no matter how many we expanded in our family. Home is wherever we are and so is comfort.

Remote work and centering activities around the home is not new to us. We committed to homeschooling and working remotely for almost 18 years now. I’ve been breastfeeding back to back for those 18 years averaging about 4 years per child. We work, we play, and we love. Are we social introverts? Yep, but it works for us. We eliminate social distractions so we have more time to place where our attention matters, cooking a good meal together, enjoying a sun set, talking about how we view the world.

Out of all the things I am and do, a medium, an author, a spiritual advisor, an artist, and even a technical geek, the most important roles of them all are being the best wife and mother I can be.