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A Little About Me
I’m a homeschooling mom of 3 in the South. I didn’t start out on my career path thinking I would become a homeschool teacher. In fact, it was probably the furthest thing from my mind. I graduated college with a degree in Professional Accountancy, married my college sweetheart, and immediately set out to conquer the world (or at least my corner of it) one boring accounting office at a time. It didn’t take long before I realized that being good at something doesn’t mean you should spend your life doing it. So, my journey for the ultimate career began.
Since I graduated from college, I have chosen several career paths. Private accounting (CFO), High School Accounting & Math Teacher, Public Accounting (CPA), High School Math Teacher, Baker, Cupcake Shop Owner, Accountant again and eventually Homeschool Mom/Blogger. I don’t like to stick to one thing. As my husband says, I’ve “retired a lot” in my life.
Why Did I Name My Blog “Hide The Chocolate”?
Well, the obvious reason is that I love chocolate and will hide it from my children. I’m not talking about any chocolate, just the good stuff. You know the European kinds like Lindt and Ferrero Rocher and Nutella — especially Nutella. I have been known to keep a jar of Nutella on my bedside table…Don’t judge! Sometimes you need chocolate or tea or whatever your vice is, and you don’t want to share it. So you hide it. Maybe you hide it in the pantry and label it gluten-free breadsticks, or you stash it behind the laundry basket (heck, just throw it in the laundry basket. It’s not like anything else makes it in there). Wherever you hide it, know that you are not alone. You and countless other moms out there are hiding their stash of chocolatey goodness from those darlings who drive us to eat it. Feel free to release yourself from the burden of shame and lock that bedroom door and eat your chocolate with a good book (or even sometimes just an okay book). Because it’s cheaper than therapy.