Wednesday, January 7, 2009


Hi Everyone! It's Therese from The Musings of a Mom. Wednesday is my day, and so it is my turn to introduce myself.

Over on the sidebar, I said that I am passionate about my family and my faith. This is very true. I have been married to my wonderful husband, Andy, for 12 years, and we have 3 beautiful sons, ages 8, 5, and 3. We hope for more children, but we will see what God has in his plans for us. I also come from a large extended family. I am the youngest of 5 children, and between all of us, there are 25 grandchildren. My boys, and my nieces and nephews were my parents' greatest joy while they were alive (I often think they are smiling down on us from heaven, too!).

As far as my faith, I am a practicing Roman Catholic. We belong to a pretty orthodox parish, and absolutely love it! We moved back to our parish where we were married at so our sons could attend school there. So far, we haven't been disappointed.

I have a background in special education (Master's degree, actually). I taught Deaf and Hard of Hearing students before we started our family. I really never thought that I would teach again. Then this great opportunity came along! I found a program teaching remedial reading and math, online. When I was in grad school, had someone told me I would teach online I would never have believed it (particularly because the Internet had barely taken off at that point!). What I love is that I get to stay home with my boys, my hubby comes home for dinner, and I go teach! it really works perfectly for our family!

In my free time, I love to cook and bake. I also have taken up loom knitting which is quickly becoming an addiction! I share progress on these project on my personal blog on Mondays if you want to check it out!

I want to take a moment to re-iterate what Brenda said yesterday about each of us following different paths. The five of us have been friends for what seems like an eternity, and we are as alike AND different as any group of women can be. Hopefully, this place can become one of support.


  1. Great post. I am looking at this as a wonderful friendship of amazing and different women that we get to ride along and comment on and ask questions and get support and help. Thanks again for starting this blog.

  2. I think this is so awesome how you all came together to do this! I look forward to what's in store at this blog!! HUGS!

  3. Learned more about you today! LOVE IT! Do you teach sign language? I ask because I know some sign and have taken classes in the past but as with all things if you don't use it you lose it. Happy you are able to work from home using your education not many can do that.

  4. that is so awesome. i think people who choose to work in your field are special people. you have a gift.

    thanks for sharing!

  5. Good luck to all of you with this new bloggy endeavor!

  6. I almost forgot to come wish you good luck on this new endeavor. Have been out looking at all of the floods in my area. Fortunately I live on a hill and on the "right" side of the river so will not have any problems.
    Good Luck, am looking forward to followiny you all on this blog.

  7. I'm looking forward to learning more about you Therese...this is an exciting time...especially for the blog world!