About me…

Once upon a time, I had a blog over at blogspot.com (ok, I had five), and this page was complete in 2013 although entirely accurate now…  I also had my own blog with GoDaddy and… that went south, along with two years worth of blogging and a PERFECTLY crafted “About Me” page.  Fifth time is a charm, I s’pose, so here it goes:

I was born and raised in Venezuela until I migrated to South Florida, where I met my husband in high school.  We got married and lived mid-west for a while, then back in South Florida, until a job opportunity led us all the way to Alaska.

I had never been this far north before… I was terrified of winter (now mildly inconvenienced)… It’s 6000 miles and four time zones away from all my family and friends! But by faith we did in 2009 and we’ve lived here since.

It was in Alaska that we completed our family of three children and two dogs plus an extra pet or so (a cat, or a bunny… can’t keep track).  I was always a full-time working mom and my kids went to day care or public school full time as well.  I didn’t know any different.

Come 2013, my life got flipped turned upside down (see what I did there? I dated myself with a Fresh Prince of Bel Air reference) when I was diagnosed with Rheumatoid Arthritis, my son had to be pulled out of public school, we wrecked our van, and everything went south like my last blog titled “Confessions of a First Timer”.

But it led to a first time experience in a number of things:

  • Homeschooling
  • Active parenting
  • Weight loss (I had to lose 30 lbs, which I did by 2015, and have since regained)
  • Church life
  • Alaskan living

When I no longer felt like a “First Timer”, I kept my moniker and went with “Confessions First”, beginning each blog post with a confession of how I was currently failing at whatever would follow.

That’s right.  If you are looking for “10 easy ways to …” Move along.  If you want to see Sally Clarkson in action, full of grace and beauty… you might wanna pass too.

However if you are just a real mom, having a real mom day, grab a cup of coffee (or your favorite hot drink) and join me for a while.  I’m the image of imperfection.  But it’s still worth your read: You’ll discover that for every area where I fall short, God’s grace provides!  He always shows up and works things out inspite of my failures.

My goal is to use my snark and humor to encourage other moms who are already doing their best not to be so hard on themselves! If this sounds up your alley – follow me on Facebook or Instagram (I quit Twitter – too hard for my ADHD, and I boycott Pinterest on principle!).  You can also enter your email and get new blog posts to your inbox every time I write them.