About Me

My little family

Welcome to my home away from home. I am many things. Aren’t we all? Wife, mom, daughter, sister, aunt, child care provider, artist, giver, writer, cook, plumber, and house cleaner. I wear many hats but my most important role is that of being a mom.

When I started this blog, I made many lists of what it should be named. As I deliberated, I realized that I, for the most part, am a deliberate person. I take my time, I ponder, I reflect, I negotiate, and when I act, it is with deliberate intent.

As a mother, I am especially deliberate. I am intentional in how I raise my children. From the activities I do with them to the food I provide for them, much of what I do is with loving intention. I have also learned that being a deliberate mom is not about perfection but rather intention.

I am on a journey to become The Deliberate Mom I want to be.

Will you join me?




Want to know more about me?

The Basics

  • I married the love of my life in January 2007 – my husband is my best friend and partner in all things! He’s guest-posted here on The Deliberate Mom. You can meet my comical husband by reading his hilarious take on a recipe post
  • My husband proposed to me on Christmas Eve. You can read his six-page hand drawn comic strip about our proposal HERE.
  • I am the mother to two little girls. My eldest (Big G) was born in January 2008 and my youngest (Little H) was born in July 2011.

My Girls

  • I am a Christian and love the Lord with all of my heart, soul and mind! Postings about my faith can be found HERE.
  • My oldest daughter is anaphylactic to dairy. Her allergies have inspired me to seek out and create delicious and safe foods for my entire family. Some of my recipes can be found on my blog page entitled, RECIPES.
  • After 20 years of working as an Early Childhood Educator, I became a stay-at-home, homeschooling mom. I have the BEST job in the world! I often share posts about our homeschooling journey. Those posts can be found on three separate pages which can be accessed HERE.
  • I write primarily about parenting, homeschooling, my faith, and I also enjoy sharing tips about BLOGGING

Me and my girls

The Quirky
  • When I go to sleep at night, I turn my pillow a few times so I can find the coldest part to sleep on.
  • Unusual, weird, odd, and/or uncomfortable things happen to me all the time. THIS IS AN EXAMPLE of one such moment.
  • I am obsessed with office supplies… in fact an hour or two in an office supply store can be just as invigorating as a day at the spa (but don’t tell my husband that)!
  • Belly buttons disgust me. Moreover, someone’s finger in their own (or someone else’s) belly button makes me want to puke.


I can be reached at:  deliberatemom {at} gmail {dot} com


Guest post criteria can be found HERE.


The photos on this page are courtesy of Loft50 Photography – Edmonton