Anita Manderfield, [former] stay-at-home-mom (SAHM) in a strange land
[Anita here, in editor’s brackets, to let you know that you have found a fossil! A not-very-old fossil, from 2016 — but a fossil nevertheless. A perfectly preserved chronicle of when I lived with my husband in Belgium, making babies, then staying home with them. That happened for five years. That was a long time, and a very important one, one I miss. Now I am effectively a single, working mom re-adjusting to the Midwest, though, of course, these things take time. It’s nice you’re here; I hope you enjoy your visit.]
I used to help run a communications office and teach Italian. Since moving with my man to Belgium, I’ve had two babies and attempted to learn the way of the SAHMurai.
Now I build Lego towers and mediate disputes over sharp objects that really should not be played with anyway. When I can I paint, unroll my yoga mat, or come here to vent. I’ve also written for ScaryMommy, Mamalode, Her View From Home and BLUNTmoms. Aside from my spouse and kids, podcasts are my most constant companions.
I still dream of becoming a ballerina.