Hi! I’m Leah. I live in Noblesville, Indiana, USA. It’s a small town turned suburb on the northside of Indianapolis. I grew up in East Lansing, Michigan, college town/suburb. So you can definitely call me a suburbanite. I love the hustle and convenience of a big city, the walkability of a small town, and the peace and beauty of the country. Unfortunately, there’s no place that can get you all three at once… so I settle for somewhere in the middle in the suburbs.
I’ve been married since 2009, got a puppy in 2010, and became a mama in 2013 and again in 2016. We bought our first house in the “downtown” area of Noblesville in 2010, and then moved to our current house (a half mile from the first) in 2013 — with a three month old. (I don’t recommend that.)
I graduated from Central Michigan University in 2005 with a degree in Early Childhood Development. I was a preschool teacher for 7 years and somehow none of this has helped me in parenting. (Ok, maybe a little, but it’s still really hard!) I currently work part time writing children’s curriculum for our church.
In my spare time, I love to garden, cook, hike, walk, write, knit, and hang with my hubby and kids. (Ok, mostly I like to sit on my couch eating chips & queso, watching TV and scrolling Instagram… but that doesn’t sound as good.)
My favorite movies are Under the Tuscan Sun, Fools Rush In, French Kiss, and Wonder Woman, or the Harry Potter series. My favorite book is Whatever You Do, Don’t Run, or the Harry Potter series. My favorite TV shows are Parks & Rec, Friends, and Jane the Virgin. I love chips & queso, lasagna, pulled pork BBQ, and potica (and a lot of other food, but these are a good cross-section).
I’m a social introvert, an INFJ, a 9w1 social subtype, a Gryffindor, a wife, a mom, a child of the 80s/90s, an Xennial, a Christian, a tree-hugger, a bleeding-heart liberal, an optimist, a woman… and honestly, I don’t care if any of those things describe you, too.
I’m passionate about helping people figure out small ways they can make a big difference in the world. I believe small steps can add up to HUGE progress! I want to do what I can to help take care of the Earth and give to those who don’t have access to the same things I do.
I hope you’ll join me.