Hi. My name is Patty and this is my husband Andy. We have been married 13 years and have begun our parenthood journey a little later in life. Pre-baby, we focused on each other, our two rescued dogs, and our careers. We wanted to build a strong foundation if, in fact, we were to ever have (what we called throughout our marriage) a “magical child”. It wasn’t until a few years ago that the urge to have a tiny one to love would make our relationship complete.
We were very fortunate to become pregnant almost immediately and in 2011 our son was born.
When we brought home our little bundle, our pug (Olive) didn’t even notice that anyone had moved in. However, it took many months for our border collie/husky (Ebug) to appreciate the joy a baby brings. After cohabiting 24/7, Ebug has finally taking a liking to the little guy and she even lets him pet her.
Since Oster’s birth, I have been on a maternity leave from a career I am most passionate about – teaching. I have over a decade of experience working with teenagers and have spent a great deal of my career researching strategies to help each of my students reach his/her potential. Now that I’m a mom I’m focusing my research (and energy) on child development. Both literacy and language are embedded in our child’s day.
At discover and devour you will find my experiences on motherhood, education, and everyday life here in the suburbs of Chicago. Welcome, buckle your seat belt, and enjoy the ride.