I grew up outside of Buffalo, NY, went to school in Pennsylvania and currently reside on the West Coast. By day, I am a professional in the e-learning field working at a local college. But my full-time job really is taking care of my family. I've been married to my husband since 2000. He's a police officer. We have two absolutely beautiful children, Jake (6) who is very physical, intense, loves the outdoors, plays every sport possible and doesn't stop until Mama goes to bed; and JoJo "as we call her" (4), my drama queen who wants to do everything her big brother does, but prefers dance and music instead. We have 2 dogs to throw in the mix, and well, "it's a busy life...but it's our life" (to quote my girl Kate Gosselin).