Re: Red Shutters, Monday introduction
posted at 5/13/2013 9:14 AM EDT
Hello! I’m Kimberly from Red Shutters. Thanks for visiting me here on Boston.com. I’m thrilled to be the Featured Parent Blogger of the Week, and look forward to your comments and questions.
I’ve been writing at Red Shutters since 2008. Back then, I started my blog largely to share updates about my new baby with my family. That “new baby” is scheduled to start kindergarten this fall, and my blog baby has grown up, too.
Thanks to my connections with networks like Boston Parent Bloggers and others, Red Shutters has evolved into a place beyond baby pictures; it’s where I write about parenting and family, as well as my personal interests (books, travel) and facing the big 4-0. It has been a joy to nurture the growth of Red Shutters and to have the blog as an outlet to explore the big and small issues of life. I have been grateful to my readers and to all those who shared their support for this effort over the years.
On Red Shutters, you’ll meet my beloved cast of characters: my husband whom I met more than 10 years ago on Match.com (thank you, Internet!); my 5-year-old son, R, who loves Legos, books, and superheroes; and my 3-year-old daughter, G, who loves her brother, music, and the color pink.
We live outside Boston (yes, in the suburbs!) and I work in the city, a mix that affords a best of both worlds—though the commute on Storrow Drive, I could do without. I work in the nonprofit field, where I have spent nearly 20 years at educational organizations. By focusing on mission-driven work, I've been able to develop a professional life that provides an engaging outlet for my goal of, hopefully, being someone whose life is marked with valuable contributions to others. It’s a lesson I hope my children learn, too.
My ongoing (or, never-ending?) challenge, of course, is juggling. Juggling family, marriage, career, friends, and life. This is the quest of every working professional, I think—parent or not—and while sometimes it’s overwhelming, I wouldn’t trade it for anything.
I hope you enjoy reading Red Shutters, and that you’ll tell me what you think by commenting on posts or reaching out. You can follow me on Twitter (@redshutters), where I try to be clever in 140 characters. And, you can find me on Instagram (@redshutters), Pinterest (@redshutters), and Facebook, too.
Thanks for reading!