About the author

I am the girl who does NOT know how to respond to the phrase “So, tell me about yourself”.  I look like a deer caught in headlights. Not because of the obvious reasons but because I am pretty much an open book and there is so much to say and so little t…wait this is my blog, guess time ain’t so limited after all! Seriously though, I would like to make this short and sweet-ish so here is a list of things you may or may not want to know about me:

  • My name is Grace Crow.
  • I am an average, although infertile, housewife.
  • I have the best hubby in the world, I will call him PC from here on out.
  • PC and I are geeks – but don’t tell anyone kay? Kay.
  • We are also a DINK couple. (Dual Income No Kids) Well, we were before I had to stop teaching for health reasons.
  • I LOVE my puppy  fur baby Tuxedo. He is a twenty-month-old – see what I did there, wink wink- pit mix. I was rescued by my shelter dog…
  • I love music. All kinds, except some of the ones that scream so much you don’t understand not even one word… I love to sing, no matter what it sounds like, and play around on the piano, no matter what that sounds like.
  • I LOVE children. I worked with children for 20ish years specializing in challenging behaviors in children under the age of 6 and potty training. I am really good at that potty training thing. I pride myself on being able to provide parents with an array of solutions to what ever problem they might be experiencing.
  • My health is not great but I am working on that.
  • I have good days and bad days, just like everyone else in this world.
  • Being silly and enjoying each moment of those good days is important to me.
  • I am a southern, sarcastic, brutally honest, very random, open-minded sweetheart with an odd sense of humor. Be prepared for several “howdy”s, “ya’ll”s, and probably a few “over yonder”s.
  • I will not talk politics on here (that topic is safer in person as to avoid any miscommunication) unless I am making a joke.
  • I love Mickey Mouse! LOVE! I celebrate his birthday every year. November 18, 1928. Go ahead, google it, I’m right. Although his exact birthday is questionable for many reasons.
  • When I was teaching, I relied on Dr. Seuss daily! I love his works and so did my kids. I also celebrate Dr. Seuss’ birthday! March 2nd, 1904. You can look that one up too if you want…
  • I am Jewish. Literally Jew-ish. My maternal ancestors are Jewish. That is the religion my mother was raised. She married out of that religion. I was not raised practicing, although I find the religion fascinating and love learning about it, especially from my family! Shalom…
  • I am a Melanoma Warrior. Currently NED -No Evidence of Disease- since October of 2015!! (NED is just the new fancy-shmancy way of saying “in remission”) It started out as an ugly mole on the inside of my left knee and turned into an 8-inch scar that looks like the laces on a pig-skin!
  • I would love to turn this blog into a career. Due to my remaining health issues, a 9 to 5 isn’t my best option at the moment and I would like to contribute to my household, even if it is smaller than most.
  • My health concerns have changed me. In so many ways I can’t count. But I refuse to let them define me. On my good days, I try to accomplish something. Even if it’s just a small something because it’s just kind of a good day. When I am able to do that, I feel like myself again. Like the girl who didn’t notice every new freckle or mole on her body. Who wasn’t paranoid every second of every day that the new “whatever” she found means the cancer is back. The girl who didn’t have an oncologist and couldn’t even spell the word oncologist with a pen and paper. The girl who only experienced a “normal” amount of anxiety and never had a true panic attack. The girl that could go outdoors even in this Texas heat with no problem. The girl that didn’t walk around the house with a wet washcloth in case of a hot flash. The girl that didn’t even know what a hot flash was… When I am able to accomplish something it makes me feel like that girl. Those days remind me of who I was and some day will be again! So I choose to focus on the accomplishments, to focus on the good days rather than the bad days.
  • One of my goals with this blog is to share those “accomplishments”. Big or small.
  • I will share the DIY projects I do, the tips/tricks/hacks I have found and tried, stories about my teaching days, advise/suggestions for any parent struggling to find an alternative to whoopin’ their little one’s tookus (pronounced with a little phlegm where the “k” is). I will share (limited) education and support for anyone struggling with hormone imbalance, Endometriosis, Infertility, Melanoma or any other chronic illness. I will offer encouragement, hope, inspiration, entertainment, good deeds or maybe just a temporary smile to anyone who might need any of those things.
  • So basically I will show you something then tell you about it. You can think of this blog like a Kiss and Tell kind of thing. Eeww, No wait… you can think of this blog like a Show and Tell kind of thing. No! Wait!….. like a CROW AND TELL kinda thang.
  • I love to make lists…