I asked my readers to supply me with questions and they did!
Domestic Extraordinaire said:
Since I have been reading you have had 3 different, yet classy & fab., hairstyles. Do you feel that changing your hair style is important to keep your look classy and trendy? Just curious as I love my hair style-can't imagine changing it anytime soon because I just don't deal with that kind of change well.
Yes... I do love to change up my hair quite often. I feel that is it an easy way to stay trendy without introducing new clothes/accessories. I do a lot of research and the anticipation makes me giddy.
I have no questions b/c I think I know you too well to ask. I just wanted to be the first up here. Can't wait to see what everyone asks.
You do know me very well. I value our friendship very much.
Which part of your Polish heritage do you consider most important and which part do you feel is most important to impart to your children? If the aspects you choose are different, why so?
I don't feel as if one part is more important the the next. As an immigrant to this country I just want them to understand where I come from. Food, language, traditions... they are all very important to me.
How does one manage to still have the body to go with her Classy Closet after three children? Also, how do you run after them in stilettos? :-)
Everything changes when you have children. Especially after three children. I have found what works best for my body: long legs and a tire around my waist. And when I find what works best I try and fill my closet with items that will compliment my body frame.
You have 3 beautiful children who seem so well rounded...how do you do it? We have so much jealousy in our house I want to scream. How do you make them feel like you love them all the same? Please teach me this so I can restore peace in our home.
Awe. Many thanks. My children are far from angels but they are loving creatures. We try and give them one on one time each and every week. When they have good days we allow them to stay up later for the secret. Which is a BIG deal in our house.
I want to know what your career was before it was raising children full time. Also, do you plan to work outside the home again, when, and doing what?
I was a 9th grade English teacher. Although I have no plans of going back to teaching I do dream big about my future career(s). One of my dreams would be to travel the world documenting family vacations.
What is your favorite picture you have taken? Yes...just one picture!
Since I started my 365 day project of challenging myself to take one picture a day of the kids I have realized that I have many new favorites. One picture that stands out from the rest is the portrait I took of Fifi. It makes me smile out loud because it is the quintessential capture of a toddler.
Occasionally you post about your kids differences in personality. Which of the three most closely matches your own personality?
I am so glad you asked that Stephanie! Hands down I would have to say that when I look into Jay's eyes I see myself. We are both sensitive, nurturing, and philosophical. Although he really likes math and root beer and I hate both!
You are so proud of your Polish heritage and do such a great job teaching your children about it and incorporating it into your lives. What is your husband's ethnic background? Is that as much a part of your lives? I struggle - I am Jewish, dh is Christian, and we have an adopted Chinese daughter. How do we do it all with our kids?
What do you see yourself doing in 10 years, when all the kids are in school full-time and not little?
I plan on drugging my children so that they stay little forever. Kidding, kinda of. Heh. In 10 years my dream would be to write for a magazine/newspaper focusing on traveling as a family. Another dream I have is to open up Cleveland's very first Rhythmic Gymnastics studio. I also dream of being a Dallas Cowgirl Cheerleader and running in a marathon. I better start living a healthy lifestyle now to allow me the time to live my dreams.
What's your favorite place to shop?
I am P said...
You seem so busy with the kids, do you and Mr. Oh make time to get out alone once in a while for some classy fun?
Very rarely do we get to go out. I hope that just as soon as Fifi matures into a little preschooler we could trust a babysitter to handle her tanturums. However, Mr. OH and I really do enjoy a relaxing night in with a yummy dinner, movie, vino, and on the couch in sweats. Seriously. Even when dating a nice evening in was always looked forward to.
I decided I wanted to be good at photographer on the day I delivered my first child. Seriously. I made my husband go out and purchase a decent SLR camera the very next day. I have figured out that the best pictures come from when you are observing life as a fly on the wall. My most favorite photos are that of my kid's backs, profiles, or shadows. My biggest piece of advice is think outside of the box.
Yes. When I purchased my digital SLR, I inquired about classes and decided to spend the same amount of money as I would on a weekly class to have a private class with the camera store's owner. It was one hour long and we went on a walk. She taught me the ins and outs of how to work my camera. Locate your local camera store and ask them to give you a one hour private tutorial. I am sure you will learn more in that one hour then in a weekly class.
Anywhere? I would love to live in Sopot, Poland. It is such a hidden gem tucked away on the Baltic Sea. So posh. So lively. So beautiful. Think Monte Carlo but with a much cheaper way of life.