Hello! Welcome to my world! My name is Rachel Fawdry and I am a mother of three! My oldest is Jack, who is two years old, and I also have identical twin girls, Marie and Eva, who are almost 1 years old. My husband, Jarrett, is a hardworking nurse in the medical field who is gone 10 hours a day in order to support our family. He used to do shift work, working 12 hour days with a two hour commute, but he was lucky enough to be able to switch jobs and get regular hours in order to spend a little more time with the kids.
I am also the owner of Rachel Fawdry Books, and the author of the Missing You series. We have just published our first set of books, called Missing You at Bedtime, Mommy and Missing You at Bedtime, Daddy. These books were written for children whose parents can’t be at home to say goodnight to them. The story tells children they are loved and missed as they go through the bedtime routine with their missing parent. The best feature is that you can add your own personal photos into the books so that the children can see you at night when you’re not there. For more information about these books, you can check out www.rachelfawdry.com.
As for me, I am your average stay at home mom. I cook, clean, change bums, play with my kids, and try to find time to go to the bathroom by myself at least once a day, which I’m sad to say doesn’t usually happen.
I love watching cooking shows, which is, conveniently enough, a type of show that I can watch with the kids that gives me a break from children’s shows. I have a feeling I am creating little chefs with all the shows we watch! I’d love to be able to spend more time in the kitchen trying more complicated recipes, but until that day comes, I will continue cooking and baking simple and quick recipes that allow me to run back and forth between children and the oven.
I am also a huge fan of reading and movies, as you may be able to get from my blog name. If you didn’t, get it… its my take on the Lord of the Rings. We are a bit nerdy in this household, as my husband LOVES Star Wars, I LOVE Disney stuff, and we also enjoy indulging in many other fantasy and sci fi books and movies. We have a GIANT library which we love expanding, even though we are officially out of room. I’m sure you will see this love surface as you read through my posts.
My other guilty pleasure is musicals. I love singing songs, watching the dancing and, in my previous life as a childless individual, really enjoyed performing in community run shows. I met my husband in a musical, and music and performing is big part of my family’s life. One day I’ll tell you about my musical themed wedding!
I’m not going to pretend that I’m a perfect mom or wife, but I love my kids and I love spending time with them by doing activities and spending lots of time outside. The house isn’t always clean, the tv is part of the family and there are times when my kids and I don’t get dressed during the day. But, that’s life – messy and one wonderful adventure!
I can’t wait to share with you all my adventures, and hopefully you will learn some things along the way!