adventureswiththepooh

An honest take on life and parenthood

About me

 

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I am a writer, artist, and community builder. I live in Providence, Rhode Island with my husband, my daughter, an arthritic cat, and a Betta fish who is still miraculously alive. I was born in Mexico and raised in Philly, and I’ve never fit neatly into any box.

The Pooh is my six year old. She is way smarter than I am, and finds ways to tickle, frustrate, and challenge me on a daily basis. She is the flower of my heart and my favorite cookie in the cookie jar.

For most of my life, I’ve carefully guarded my opinions and tried to please everyone with vanilla observations. When I turned forty, I got sick of that and decided to tell everyone exactly what I think, using this blog as the platform to do it.

So here you go. These are my thoughts on parenting, working, and anything else that strikes me. Pull up a comfy chair, pour yourself a favorite beverage, and enjoy the read.

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4 responses to “About me

  1. Jenny Cantu says:

    “For most of my life, I’ve carefully guarded my opinions and tried to please everyone with sweet, vanilla observations. When I turned forty last year, I got sick of that and decided to tell everyone exactly what I think.”

    I desire to be as bold and confident as you. Good for you! I’m sure you are not a mean-spirited person…but everyone is entitled to their own opinions without having to make it sound sweet. I turn 30 this year and I am aiming to be more diplomatic.

    Congratulations on your recent Freshly Pressed post! 🙂 – J.C.

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  2. momsasaurus says:

    I really love the honesty and truth in your writing. I wanted to let you know I’ve nominated you for a Liebster Blog Award. Hop over to Momsasaurus for the details. Looking forward to reading more of your posts! 🙂

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  3. cyril says:

    Great blog keep wrting..

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  4. csh3prodigy says:

    Thank you so much Wendy for sharing this. Lol, there must be something about between the ages of thirty-five and forty when the need to be true to yourself explodes. Like you I spent virtually all of my life until age thirty-eight complying to everyone’s wants and never once using the word “No”. I thought putting everyone first was right (ie good) and never once realized that by putting everyone first meant putting myself last. I started putting myself first and learned “No” is one of the best words invented. I promised myself that I would always put myself first from now on (almost forgot that this year). I live be the words of Confucius: “Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life”. At forty, I was old enough to have learned some incredible life lessons and young enough to apply those lessons by putting my own well-being first.

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