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When I was single, I never thought I’d be the type of woman who’d work from home to be close to her children. I never thought I’d be the type to lovingly cook meals at home to make sure everything her family ate was healthy. I was a career gal, had my laundry sent out, and bought every gadget and appliance imaginable that took over chores I didn’t have time to do.
Things changed once our son was born. For the first time, we weren’t living for ourselves alone, and no longer wanted to. I wanted to give everything to my family, and do all I could to make sure my family was happy. Buying and doing for myself alone was part of a far, far past that no longer seemed relevant, because all my heart was now laying a few feet away from me, and all I wanted was to protect and love him.
My dad is a gardener, and for our entire lives grew delicious fruits and vegetables to feed the family he loved. Our yard was always lush with amazing vegetation, and we only had to go out and pick what we wanted to eat, and we always felt loved by the father that did this for us.
I changed careers so I could be home with my boys, and take care of our home and family. I cook from scratch so I know exactly what my family is eating, and I drive them everywhere so I know they are safe door to door. Like my dad, I grow veggies in my yard because I want my family to have the very best, and there are no healthier vegetables than those I grow in my own garden. I grow because I adore my family, and want the meals that grace our table to be the healthiest and most delicious I can offer. We are growing boys into gentlemen… we are growing love.
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