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ALL ABOUT ME and my family

I've been a blogger for a while and one thing I always enjoy reading when I find a new blog is the "About Me" section---ironically I didn't have one ---Thats about to change! 



I started out as a child  (lil Bill Cosby) and I never really grew up! I was born in 1974 the oldest of two children  raised in a very strict Christian home, in a suburb of Buffalo NY.( insert any joke about snow,the Buffalo Bills, or knowing how to pronounce any last name ending in "ski" )   We didn't have a TV- Books, Old Time  Radio and Bill Cosby comedy records were our entertainment. It didn't bother me much, our family was very involved in Church activities and sports. In other words kept so busy  to think I was missing out.


Me and brother Andrew

In my late  teens and early 20's and  I started to resent my "religious restrictions" and I had the opportunity to leave home to become a live in Nanny. I had been working as a cook in a Nursing home and wasn't happy. I  was also finishing up my degree in Early Education so I could start my dream job as a Teacher. I jumped at the Nanny position , for  those few years I enjoyed what I though was FREEDOM. A tragic event that had a great impact on my life opened my eyes to see how much more peace I gained having Christ in my life then not. Not trying to preach to anyone--that was my personal feeling.

The children I was with had both started school and the family didn't need a live in Nanny anymore. I found a job as a pre K teacher's assistant and moved back home. I was also at the point in my life where I knew I was ready to start a family and I wanted a Christian husband. As it happened a young man in my Grandmother's neighborhood was searching for a christian wife. Dave and I met on a blind date at Denny's....and the rest is history as they say.

David and I 



After three months of dating Dave asked me to marry him and we were  married a year later, on September 4,1999. We both wanted to start a family right away, but it was not the road set before us. I moved up from a teaching assistant to lead teacher and the time with the children was wonderful. David and I did get to do some traveling and he was a great sport in dressing up for Holiday parties at my school. Yet we both had a longing desire to become parents. In October of 2001, while the world was still reeling in shock over the horrific event in September our family received some much anticipated news - A new Rote would be joining us soon. After much MUCH sickness my Daughter made her appearance- I took a year off of work to stay home but we bought our first home with in that year, and I went back to work part time, at a shop in the local mall. Soon I discovered  the family would be growing some more. In 2005 my Son completed our lil family.

a young Kayleigh & Hayden (2005)
the whole crazy bunch.(2012)


I worked through the holiday season that year and then decided that financially, there was NO benefit to paying for child care. I became a full time stay at home Mom.  This was also the beginning of my Blogging journey. I had first called it A note Rote- Nap time became my social hour...mostly I started entering giveaways, and reading Mom blogs, soon started sharing reviews about products I used at home and a section called Pam's Playhouse where I shared some lesson plans from my  time as a  teacher. 

 I  found some great social communities that introduced me  to  sites where I could get products for reviewing and the blog became more focused on Product reviews with little peeks into my family life-thus ReviewsSheROTE was born.
As the great Paul Harvey ( <~~ remember raised on radio ! ) would say ...and now you know the rest of the story!


17 comments:

  1. You have a beautiful family! My blog started by me entering giveaways and being in awe of some of the awesome blogs out there. One day I just took a leap of faith and started my own :) It has been a bumpy road and I still have so much to learn, but its so much fun and its nice meeting other awesome bloggers like you, plus I love that I am able to do it at home with my kiddos :)

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    1. Thanks...I've been doing it for a while but there is still much to learn, and just when I think I got one thing down a whole new social forum ~Pinterest, Instagram, Vine just to name a few add another demention to blogging.

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  2. What a great post indeed. I love your story and I love hearing stories like this one. You have such a beautiful family. Time seems to slip by us so fast. Thanks for sharing.

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  3. Kids are a blessing! You have such a nice looking family! before you know it they are teenagers and think they know it all.. lol

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    1. Ha Ha my daughter was born thinking she knew it all!!! I thought she'd be all sassed out by the time see was a teen. LOL At least I have a mild mannered Son to keep the balance.

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  4. You have a beautiful family. Blogging has been a great outlet for me and keeps me sane.

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    1. FOr the longest time the only people didn't talk to in my "baby voice" was the great blogging friends I've made!

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  5. So great to learn about you! Always nice to get to know someone a bit more..makes reading their blogs more personal!

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  6. You have a beautiful family. Family is always a great part of leading a peaceful life.

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  7. Such a lovely family! And yes, nothing beats being a hands-on mom to your kids. :)

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    1. TY for stopping by. Being a MOM is the BEST job EVER! =D

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  8. It is nice to know a bit about the people behind the blogs. You sound like you have had a full and mostly satisfying life!

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  9. great family pictures. i love learning more about people.

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  10. Great family photos, nice to see who is behind the blog. my baby

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