Hi, I’m The Political Housewyf. I’m married, with three kids, a German Shepherd, and a whole lot of homeschooling, gardening, sewing, cooking, and crafting projects! I think housewives should be just as interested in politics as everyone else, if not more. After all, this is our kids’ futures we’re talking about. There will be lots of politics and lots of housewifing, so, if you don’t feel like reading today’s post, check the rest, because I plan on the topics being fairly eclectic.
I graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy with a BS in history (hence the interest in history and the archaic spelling of housewife). I was a surface warfare officer for about five and a half years. I served on a guided missle destroyer and an aircraft carrier, before transferring to a shore assignment. Unlike many of our Navy friends, we have stayed put in Virginia, partly because my husband is a military contractor.
My three children are all adopted. After a lot of painful praying and struggling with infertility, I can now say, without gritting my teeth anymore, “It wasn’t our Plan A, but it was God’s Plan A.” Our first two adoptions (a girl and a boy) were both domestic and transracial (i.e. my kids are black, my husband and I are not, and they were born in the U.S.). Why transracial adoption when some people argue against it? Because we couldn’t tell a baby looking for a family, “Sorry, we were looking for something in pink.” Yes, there are ongoing concerns about raising a black child in the U.S., and I’ll probably comment on that at length at some point; check the “adoption” category. My youngest was adopted from China earlier this year. If my husband would agree to let me use their names, I’d tell you the cool stories behind their names… but we’re pretty sure we’re the only family in the country with this name combination (we didn’t exactly use Ava, Emily, and Jacob!), so the DH (dear husband) doesn’t want me using names for privacy concerns. *sigh* Instead, on the blog, they will be Crash, Empress, and Diva.
I think I have the cutest kids on the planet, even when they drive me crazy, but I may be a little prejudiced.
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