Hi, I’m Tabitha and I am SO excited to be a contributor on Birmingham Moms Blog!
Although my childhood address said “Trussville”, I have always lived in St. Clair County. Much like The Little House, I watched this small town grow up around me – what was rural when I was a child is now suburban. Now I’m sandwiched nicely between the urban offerings of the Magic City and the rural area of my childhood (my dad still has eight acres of wooded land for all the grandkids to roam on like I did as a child). The suburbs are nice, quiet, with a “small-town” feel most of the time; but, praise be, I have a Publix to shop at. I love the uniqueness of the Birmingham area where I can live close enough to the city to enjoy all that it has to offer and yet still be so close to my rural roots.
For as long as I can remember, all I ever wanted to be was a mom. The only explanation I have for such a singularly-focused life goal is that I had the best mom in the world and, even from a young age, I so desperately wanted to be just like her. Although, I never in my wildest dreams (or nightmares) would have pictured my life as a mom being void of my own mother. She left this world in April, 2008 – six months before my son was born.
I had always wanted several children – how many, I never could decide. But I have been blessed with one with very little possibility for more in the future. But, wow, how fun it is to have an only child! To add even more excitement to our journey, we homeschool also! Homeschooling is an adventure of its own, but homeschooling an only child is a unique dynamic. (And I’m figuring it out as we go!) This is a great area to live in and be a homeschooler – so many wonderful field trip and enrichment opportunities!
I’ve been a blogger for nine years now. I started Saving Toward A Better Life in June 2009 when “coupon blogging” was picking up steam. Maybe you’ve been to one of the many coupon classes I’ve taught in the Birmingham area over the years? My blog helps pay the bills, but when you’ve branded yourself as a deal blogger it’s hard to strike a balance between posting about deals and coupons and savings and then writing about things you love to be able connect with your audience. I started a homeschool blog, Life, Learning, Homeschool, when we started our homeschool journey, but I’ll be the first to admit I do a terrible job of keeping it current. I’m excited to be part of Birmingham Moms Blog because I want to go deeper with blogging, do some real writing, and connect with a new audience!