Hi! I’m Bianca; a deeply Catholic mama to Alejandro and Marielena [*update* and now Matthew Thomas – we need new family pictures! #3rdchildproblems ;)], and a wife to my husband, Matt. I love strong homemade iced coffee, attachment parenting, following the awesome teachings of the Church, working out while baby-wearing, and keeping my family healthy. Although I consider my job as wife and mother the most important work in my life, I’m also a parish music director and a singer, whose kitchen is occasionally filled with lovely smells other than dessert (which is my favorite meal of the day! Because clearly dessert is a food group, right?). Culture is also something that drives me – both my Mexican culture and my Catholic culture. There will be plenty of stories shared here about both!
My Faith is something I’m committed to and passionate about, and this influences my love of creativity through music and cooking… even when the beauty and craziness of life with three babies means the most artistic thing I get done some days is drawing smiley faces and putting legos together on the floor with my kids while the oven bakes a batch of my quick and easy blender muffins. ;-)
One of my hopes for this blog is for my kids to one day be able to look at this work and have memories stored of their childhood, and how their parents loved them. Here there will be recipes for when they have their own lives and families and need something taste-tested and quick, or when they are going through their own seasons and need a little story to remind them they aren’t alone. This is also a place where they can see their mother sharing her music – which is something that is a big part of our family life.
My other desire is that I can share this blog with family and friends (those I’ve met and those I have yet to meet!) and with other moms as well. It will hopefully be a place where we can encourage and uplift each other, and an opportunity where I can work on my art – music performance.
So, welcome and please enjoy as I sing and share some insights into this Mexican mama’s quest for beauty, truth, joy, and peace in a busy world full of dishes, diapers, love, and endless cookie crumbs.