I’m Katie, a stay at home mother of four, who lives in a small town on the Eastern shore of Maryland. If you had told me 10 years ago that this is what my life would have been like, I would have laughed at you. I grew up in Baltimore city, went to college there, started my career there, and even started my family there. My husband and I loved living in the city, it was great to be able to walk to all the restaurants, and have so many fun things to do right around us. I could even walk to the hospital where I worked as a psychiatric nurse.
After having kids, we found that we wanted a different sort of childhood for them. We loved city living, and all the diversity it offered, but we wanted more space. We didn’t want to completely shelter our kids from ‘reality’, but we did want them to be able to run around outside, without having to worry about them all the time.
My husband grew up in Chestertown, a small town on the eastern shore of Maryland, and coincidentally directly across the Chesapeake Bay from Baltimore. My husband had a wonderful childhood, romping around outside, fishing, and exploring the woods with his brothers. So we decided to take the plunge and we left the city 2 months after the birth of our third child, and started our new life, surrounded by corn fields, and on the banks of the Chester River.
Four years later, we are a thriving family of six (and 1 dog, 3 cats, and whatever other critters my children find outside), and love our country life. After we moved I stopped working and became a full-time mama to my crazy kiddos. I’m not particularly crafty or creative, but I do love spending time with my kids. I started this blog to document their childhoods, and to share their crazy antics with anyone who wants to read about them. Enjoy!