My name is Rebecca and I am very excited for this opportunity to write for Austin Moms blog. I have lived within the Austin city limits my entire life along with most of my family. My closest friends have been with me since elementary & high school who have also lived in Austin most, if not all, of their lives, too. I hear we’re a rare commodity, but we do exist!!
I have been married to Jacob for 10 years and we have one son, Devlin. We have struggled with fertility for the last 7 years and have had to make some hard decisions about how to continue to grow our family.
Now, we are focused on a new adventure and the chance of having more children either by fostering or even adopting.
For fun, we venture outdoors to the greenbelt or parks. My husband is a biologist and it’s always a neat experience to see him catch critters and creepy crawly things. To see my son and other children get to touch and hold animals is a real treat. I am deathly afraid of snakes, so this whole biology thing is new to me. And, if you ever need a rattle snake removed from your property, my husband can help! (Ew!)
I’m also a working mom and enjoy the opportunity to have a life aside from “momming.”
I solely credit my son’s remarkable knowledge (for a 4-year-old) to the educators at his school! I have been in the insurance industry for over 20 years and I’ve been with my boss almost that entire time. I have literally grown up with her and several other people within the company and industry. It’s been a privilege to see coworkers get married, have babies, and support them during difficult life experiences making us a whole other “family” I get to see every day.
I love learning new things, reading about business ventures, using Pinterest to fuel my creativity, and we love visiting wineries & breweries in the area. I also enjoy visiting with family and friends and sharing a bottle of wine. We recently remodeled a room in our house that will help us host more parties and we’re very excited to start utilizing the space.
P.S. The new room has a wine fridge!
I started a blog several years ago with the idea of sharing my thoughts, but life got in the way and I stopped writing. So, when I saw the opening for new blog writers on AustinMoms.com, I jumped at the chance to do it. I’m so thrilled to be part of this community to help me grow and maybe lend a few laughs to some fellow mama readers. Give me your comments and feedback!