Hi Steemit! Born in England, married in the USA, living in Australia with a beautiful family of mixed accents.
After all of you lovely people up voted my hubby for his first two posts, I went and bought myself a new pair of shoes.
Then I decided it was time for me to start blogging :-)
My name is Olivia. I’m a wife and a mother of six amazing children. My youngest is now 5 and my eldest is 13. Yes, that means for 10 years I was either pregnant or breastfeeding!
I’m very passionate about my job as a stay-at-home-mum. I love to cook healthy meals and bake yummy treats. Get ready for some recipes Steemit!
One of my favourite times of the day is when all eight of us sit down for dinner together, to talk about the day, life and our values. One of my most important jobs is to create opportunities for all of us to be together in one place. Food is my secret weapon.
I also love to connect with people. I only recently discovered, after my youngest started school six months ago, that I’m an extrovert. Not sure how I missed that. It sure makes for some lonely days when I’m the only one home!
I’ve moved ten times in the last seventeen years, calling three different countries home. It's been an incredible adventure and I feel as though I’ve been blessed with the ability to settle and adapt quickly to new environments. It’s a good job!
The dark side of living overseas is that as my parents get older, and my siblings’ families grow, the distance seems to widen and I have to fight to stay connected with them. Many days I would love nothing more than to sit down with my Mum for a spot of tea and crumpets. It does make my parents’ bi-annual Aussie visits extremely memorable and we treasure every minute we have together, not really knowing when or perhaps even if we’ll see each other again.
I grew up in Yorkshire, England, one of the most beautiful places in the world. If you’ve seen photos of rolling hills, purple heather and 500-year-old stone walls - that’s Yorkshire.
Here’s a photo of our last family visit back to the UK seven years ago. We only had three children at the time and it was much less expensive to get us all there!
I moved to St. Louis in the USA when I was 20 years old to attend a leadership development program that was connected to my church. Soon after, I first laid eyes on my future husband @jasonstaggers. It wasn’t until later that we hooked up, almost two years after that first meeting.
I love to inspire and encourage people, especially other wives and mothers. If you’re a mum, be assured that no matter how thankless or monotonous the days may feel, you are making deposits in the hearts of your children that will impact their lives forever.
I love this quote from Abraham Lincoln: “I remember my mother’s prayers and they have always followed me. They have clung to me all my life.”
This is one of my favourite photos, taken on a weekend getaway a couple years ago with my man.
Yes, getaways are still possible with six kids, and so essential for your marriage, not to mention your own sanity!
I don't understand much about crypto-whatever, but I do know that if this thing is going to be big (and if I’m going to keep getting more shoes), you’re going to need a lot more people like me on here.
Here’s to many more mums joining Steemit!
And here’s to my new shoes :-)