I’ve noticed that I’ve had a few new followers throughout social media and it just occurred to me that I’ve never really introduced myself. So I wanted to take a minute to formally introduce myself to all of my new friends.
Who is Goldfish and Gin?
Goldfish and Gin is made up of myself (Magen) and my Husband as well as all of my kids. I am a homeschooling, Stay at home, mom of five fantastically crazy kids. It’s been a journey and a half trying to navigate parenthood, especially motherhood. Things haven’t always been the easiest for us and I like to think that I’ve learned a lot through the years from those not so easy experiences.
I am a native Floridian. I was born and raised right here in the sunshine state and honestly can’t imagine living anywhere else. I love having access to beaches, beautiful state parks, tons of waterways and springs, and theme parks. I love the theme parks. We are annual passholders for Disney World and a lot of our free time is spent at the parks.
I am a huge breastfeeding advocate. I love and appreciate the ability to breastfeed my last three children. It wasn’t always an easy thing for me. In fact, I actually was not able to successfully breastfeed my first two ( two of those not so easy things I learned a lot from) and ended up bottle feeding. So, even though I support breastfeeding 100%, I am also a huge advocate for “fed is best” because I understand the struggles from the other side of the spectrum.
I have been a working mom, and so I know and can appreciate the struggle of trying to juggle a family, house, and work. Now I am a stay at home mom that also works. My blog is my work and I love what I do now. I never imagined that I would be a mom, I never imagined that I would be a stay at home mom! And if anyone would have told me 15 years ago that I would have a youtube channel and a blog, I probably would have laughed in your face. But here I am, and I absolutely love what I’m doing.
Hmmm…. what else do you need to know about me?
Oh I absolutely love the body positivity movement. It’s not about weight, it’s about body imagine and learning to love yourself. I believe that you should love yourself now while working towards where you want to be tomorrow.
Finally, I am mom. I love my kids and my family. They are my whole world and when you join me, you become my family too! So welcome to family! I can’t wait to explore the world with all of you.