As a dedicated wife of one, mom of three, leaving corporate and coming home was the biggest project I’ve ever taken on. My college degrees, and experience as a professional engineer, in no way, shape, or form prepared me for my biggest task as a home maker. Dinner planning, laundry management, budget stretching, home cleaning & maintenance, early childhood education, and the like, all became topics of interest out of desperation & a heart to care for family well.

Beginning with two incomes, decreasing to one, adding family dynamics, is a sure fire way to create a challenging financial benchmark! In doing so, I’ve learned shopping strategies, spending forecasting, saving money by cooking, and offsetting clothing & home décor cost with my acquired sewing skills.

Former, engineering life was evaluated through project performance; which made me feel confident & well supported. As a mom, creating daily systems which encourage efficiency & ease, opens up the opportunity to feel lifted and energized in the mundane.

The children are all in school, now; it’s a different stage of mothering, versus the ‘diaper days’. I’m blessed to be a SAHM, wife, and aspiring entrepreneur; still ‘nesting’, lover of DIY, the DE-cluttered life, sewing for my girls and creating systems which bring ease & energy to on-the-go family living!



2 Responses to About

  1. Stephanie L. Robertson January 17, 2014 at 10:10 pm #

    Hi Benita,

    It was so nice to meet you at AL.com last night.

    I like your blogging philosophy…you’ve got such a great engineering mind! I’ve always gotten along really well w/ engineers. I hung out w/ them in college, I became a tech writer and worked with them, and I’ve been married to one for 15 years!

    I think it’s b/c engineers are so polar opposite to my right-brain self. Also, my husband can help me with my math skills. He calls it “Stephanie Math.” It’s like when I say $1500 and mean $15,000.

    Anyway, it’s great to meet you, and I look forward to hanging out at your blog and catching some new ideas. I also left work to stay at home w/ my little one.

    Best regards,

    • Benita January 17, 2014 at 10:38 pm #

      Pleasure meeting you, Stephanie, and thank you for the wonderful compliments! Look forward to chatting more! :) -Benita

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