I’m a midwestern, forty-ish, SAHM of a spunky six-year-old named Jenna. My blog name comes from my background and training. We didn’t think I could have children because I have severe endometriosis, and had happily settled into the idea of being childless. I was in grad school on my way to a PhD in Clinical Psychology, specializing in children, when our pregnancy surprise happened. I had completed all my classwork and requirements, and was ABD (all but dissertation) and a 1-year internship away from the goal. When problems developed with the pregnancy leading to 3 months of bed-rest, I took a leave of absence from the program, intending to return after Jenna was born. When we learned the extent of her problems and the care she would require, I completely withdrew from the program to stay at home with her. It’s a decision I have never regretted.
So, I have a Master’s Degree in Clinical Psychology and I “practice” every day with our own wonderful daughter. I can honestly say that parenting is the hardest job I have EVER done. It’s also the most joyous and rewarding job I’ve ever done, and I wouldn’t trade it for the world. If you want to know more about me, you can go here, here, and here!
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