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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. While he had a wonderful, romantic plan for the proposal, things didn’t turn out quite the way he expected. You can even read his six-page hand drawn comic strip about our proposal. It’s quite entertaining!

I am the mother to two beautiful girls. My eldest (Big G) was born in January 2008 and my youngest (Little H) was born in July 2011.




I’m a Christian and love the Lord with all of my heart, soul and mind! I have all the postings about my faith on a page labelled FAITH. You can also see the link to the page on the menu bar.

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 started a homeschooling website because of my passion for home education. You can visit my homeschool website, DELIBERATE HOMESCHOOLING.

I’m a Huffington Post blogger. My author page can be found HERE.

I write primarily about parenting, my faith, and I also enjoy sharing tips about BLOGGING.

My books and other creative writing projects can be found in my online store. You can VISIT MY SHOP HERE.

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.

My eyes squeak when I rub them.


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


All profile photos and social media photos of Jennifer Bly are by LORRAINE-MARIE – Edmonton

The family photos and pictures of my children on this page are by Loft50 Photography – Edmonton