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Gender FEMALE
Industry Non-Profit
Occupation Non-Profit
Location upstate New York, United States
Introduction I’ve been married to my best friend for over 20 years. Kiddo joined our family the same way I joined my family as a baby; through domestic, independent adoption. We live in western, upstate NY, though I’m originally a Jersey Girl. I grew up on a working farm (as NJ is the Garden State, after all). I re-entered the paid workforce a few years ago, after "opting out" to become a SAH mom back in '03, and am happily working part time for a nonprofit child & family services agency. In my pre-SAH mom life, I worked for a nonprofit in vocational rehabilitation for people with disabilities. That background has come in handy now that I have a kid with some special needs of her own. In the past 13 years, I've been learning how to navigate the world of parenting in this techno-internet age. I also read 3 or 4 grown-up books a week, volunteer (class mom, PTSA, Girl Scout troop leader, church), sing, watch too much TV, don’t get out to see nearly as many movies as I used to pre-Kiddo and spend (too much) time hanging out on the internet...
Interests my family, animals, reading, music, movies, TV, theater, travel, word games, gardening, baking, adoption, Sensory Processing Disorder/Sensory Integration Dysfunction, High-Functioning Autism Spectrum Disorder, George Clooney...
Favorite Movies Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, The Sting, Sense and Sensibility, Goodfellas, Braveheart, The Princess Bride, Out of Africa, A Room with a View, The Muppet Movie, Truly Madly Deeply, the Harry Potter series, the Lord of the Rings trilogy, Monty Python (Holy Grail and Life of Brian especially), Traffic, L.A. Confidential, Love Actually, Glengarry Glen Ross, Memento, Cinema Paradiso, ET, Swingers, Up, Made, Tommy Boy, Office Space, Wedding Crashers...
Favorite Music David Bowie, Billy Joel, Aerosmith, Magne F, Leonard Cohen, Harry Connick Jr., The Oak Ridge Boys, The Eagles, The Indigo Girls, Barry Manilow, Duran Duran, a-ha, Brooklyn Tabernacle Choir, Home Free, showtunes, country, gospel, pop, 80s... basically anything but hip-hop, rap, heavy metal or opera!
Favorite Books A Child's Christmas in Wales, The Autobiography of Henry VIII, the Harry Potter series, Dr. Seuss, I could go on and on and on and on...

If you were a pirate, how would you avoid laughing when saying 'poop deck'?

If I were a pirate, I would be much too preoccupied with not putting one of my eyes out with that blasted hook hand that saying "poop deck" would be the least of my concerns...