I am a retired "Registered Nurse" with my Bachelors degree. As a nurse for over 20 years I specialized in Newborn Nursery, Neonatal ICU, labor and Delivery and Postpartum. I have vast experience in newborn care, including providing care for sick infants and assistance for new breastfeeding moms. I left nursing to raise my two daughters.
As a stay-at-home mom I cared for my daughters in a TV free environment. I provided stimulation and learning via field trips and multiple activities including arts and crafts, dress-up, roll playing, puzzles, games, cooking, reading, singing, building, outdoor play, ball games, limited computer time and more. I have a hands-on parenting style but do encourage independent play time as well. At home, I prepare most meals by scratch using wholesome, fresh ingredients, avoiding processed foods.
I currently work from home as a portrait artist. I also volunteer with Furbabies Animal Rescue/ Alexander Youth Network, and Carolina Waterfowl Rescue.