I opened this space on January 1st, 2010 as a means of documenting my experiences with and thoughts about parenting in a simple, sustainable, creative manner. I've written a little more about my decision to blog here, here, and here. I'm also currently a regular contributor to Simple Kids, where I write about single parenting (and potentially other topics I'd like to explore through that venue). Prior to writing at Two Chicks and a Hen, I wrote a private family blog for close to two years, as well as a tiny, private cooking blog that I still occasionally think about re-opening. In the past I've written for other publications including a now-defunct free paper in Athens, Georgia and The New Georgia Encyclopedia. I hope to take advantage of other writing opportunities in the future.
I'm an American ex-pat currently living in Montreal, Quebec. I grew up in the suburbs of Michigan, where I lived until finishing my BA at Michigan State University. I then moved to Athens, Georgia and attended graduate school at The University of Georgia (and was spoiled rotten by constant, bargain-priced, amazing live music). I later spent five years in northern California teaching college English (and being spoiled rotten again, this time by nearly constant phenomenal weather). In 2008, I moved to Montreal, Quebec, where I'm doing lots of mama things while working to build a freelance editing and writing career.
I write about many of my interests on this blog, but some other things I love include going to concerts of my favorite musicians, reading and discussing literature of all kinds, folklore, a few very specific TV shows I've seen enough times to have memorized most of the episodes (The Simpsons, Futurama, and Seinfeld), documentaries (especially dark, depressing, or creepy ones), independent films, traveling to new places, and learning new skills.
About My Little Chicks
Like most parents, I am constantly amazed and inspired by my children. They help (and often force) me to see things in new ways. Their names (thankfully) are not actually Ninna and Bojey, but in order to maintain for them the tiniest shred of privacy, I've gone with nicknames on this blog. Ninna is currently four and a half and attending a play-based preschool, and Bojey is two and a half.