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Momma - posted on 07/18/2009 ( 8 moms have responded )

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hi, i'm jesica and 26. I have 1 daughter, Caoilainn who is 2. i'm just looking to connect with other mothers and to meet new people. :)

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Momma - posted on 07/20/2009

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Most of what I was amazed that I actually did and thought that I was the coolest because of it was working in the fire station. I always had this big head when I would respond to a call and actually be the one who gets to drive and run the scene. Sometimes when I'm doing art I get that but not much and most of the time when I'm writing I think that I'm stupid because no one will care and there a lot of books out there thats about the same thing.

I will ask anyone in any country as long as they speak English. I only know a little bit of Irish and not enough to carry a conversation and no nothing expect yes and no in Spanish.

I'll add you as a friend and share some of what I've written. I don't want the whole world laughing at me any more than they already are. LOL :D I also have a good recipe for lamb roast if you want it, although it required wine I think its really good.

Sara - posted on 07/20/2009

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Your book sounds soooo interesting! I would love to hear more about what you have found. Like what countries have you interviewed people in and what kind of response have you gotten. I dont think it is lame at all! Besides, we are all nerds at heart, it just takes some of us longer to accept it (hahahaha). That really made me laugh, I hope it made you laugh too!

You are so right about plans changing. I have thought about being a doctor, a lawyer, a teacher, a ecologist and finally seem to have settled on Law. I just have periods of time when i am writing a response to the SEC or reviewing a contract or writing a controlling clause in a document where I read back through it and cant help but wonder how I came up with something so original and genious. Sorry, if I just tutted my own horn a bunch there, but have you ever had that feeling in your writing or art?

I too really like to draw, although I find a lot less time for that with kids. I had to take a drawing class for my degree (I always thought that was funny), but the best part was charcol. Now, I find most of my artistic calling through my cooking, which I absolutely LOVE! My mom just bought half a lamb from a local rancher and I am figuring out recipies for ground lamb, leg of lamb, lamb chops, roast, etc!

If you want to share, I am totally interested in your book!

Momma - posted on 07/20/2009

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Lol, don't worry I'm bad at spelling too :) My facebook gives me squiggly lines under my misspelled words so I know what I need to figure the correct spellings on. :) I think its very funny, that you stuided biology and went to law, because while I was in high school it was my main goal to be an attorney and I focused so hard on my grades and did community college courses and a lot of volunteer work to make my application to get into Stanford look good and when I was accepted it totally changed my mind on what I wanted to do and went into medical. :D Funny how the world works sometimes :)

I'm writing a book on what it is that women really want. I've been interviewing a lot of women all over the world thru skype and taking their answers to draw a conclusion for each subject. :) Kind of lame I know but I'm having fun doing it so that to me is all that matters :) I'm not sure if what I'm doing there will be illustrations, I'm really only good at drawing animals (I think anyway) and do loads of porcelain paintings. I only recently developed a liking to drawing but have always loved painting porcelain figures since I was very young. I think I will die having done a million different things simply because I can't make up my mind what I want out of life. :D

Sara - posted on 07/20/2009

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Wow, that sounds amazing and is enough to give a person goose bumps! It is so interesting how you go through a really tough experience like you have described and it changes your view on everything and makes you see what is really important!



I wish quite often that i could stay home with my kids, but that does not seem to be in the cards. It was always my husband's and my goal to be at the point of staying home, but something always comes up that in stead of decreasing the amount I need to make, it increases. Say-la-vi, as they say, I really do like my work and my mother-in-law cares for our children, so I think what is supposed to happen is happening.



I studied biology in school, I just received my BS, and my emphasis was on the environment, ecology and evolution. The human body is quite disgusting and uninteresting to me, so I steared clear of it. Now I am a paralegal and have formed a love of the law that seems to build on my skills received as a scientist, odd huh? I plan on going to law school as soon as my son is in kindergarten, so I have three years to study, and take the LSAT, get my letters of recommendation and essays written and get applied to school.



What is the book you are writing about? Are you illistrating it? Oh and sorry about my spelling, I wish facebook was like word and would lhighlight misspelled words because I am terrible at it!

Momma - posted on 07/19/2009

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I stay at home and do my work when I can. I spend maybe 2 hours or so working a day (I'm writing a book and do a lot of art work, mostly for myself) then the rest of my day is cleaning and playing with my daughter. :) I spent 7 years working as a firefighter in California and was injured by a drunk driver on the job and spent 3 years after that taking care of my mother while she was dying from cancer so it taught me the hard way that time with your family is precious and I made a point from the time I had my daughter that I would do my "work" and if anything came of it great and if not I did/do it to give me something away from family to focus of for a couple hours a day. :)

Between my mother and having my daughter I was going to college for sports massage therapy. I always had this dream of working for Man U (a british football team).

What did you study in collage??

Sara - posted on 07/19/2009

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She will be proud of that name when she is an adult I bet, packed with history and meaning and a really great one to pass down. You may have just started a family tradition passed through the generations! I named my daughter after her great great grandma and me. I just really wanted to give her something that tied her to my family and our traditions and history.



I have a three year old daughter Alexis and a two year old son Noah. I just graduated from college, it only took me ten years and am planning my next step. Do you stay at home, or work?

Momma - posted on 07/18/2009

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its pronounced kay-lynn. its a really old irish gaelic name. not that common anymore even in ireland as far as i know anyway. but i wanted something that would in my way name her after my mother but not have the traditional american name

Sara - posted on 07/18/2009

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Wow, do you know how to phanetically spell her name? I just want to know how to say it, gotta love those unique ones!

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