What brought you to Cubes&Crayons?
I found out about Cubes & Crayons through Blossom Birth where I had gone for new mother support groups after my daughter was born. I needed a flexible child care option for days when my primary child care situation doesn't work (for instance, when they close for vacation) or on Fridays when I plan to be off, but get sucked into doing more work for clients and need a few extra hours child care.
What do you do for a living?I'm a consultant. I primarily do grant writing for nonprofit organizations, particularly environmental groups. I also help with strategic planning and general organizational issues. Two days a week I'm in San Francisco working with the Golden Gate Parks Conservancy to build the section of the Coastal Trail along the western Coastal Bluffs -- a nice change from working from home on my computer!
What is your favorite part of the Cubes&Crayons Community?
I haven't been there enough to meet a lot of the others, but the staff are really great and I love seeing what type of chocolate there is to be had!
Cubes&Crayons is about having your cake and eating it, too. What's your favorite kind of cake?
Carrot cake rates really high. After five attempts, I've found the perfect recipe: Sam's Famous Carrot Cake which can be downloaded from allrecipes.com.
"Nothing happens unless we first dream it" is a quote at Cubes&Crayons. What do you dream of?
Planting a garden. I put in six tomato plants this year that are just ripening. Next year my plan is for a bigger garden that provides a lot of my family's summer produce. Otherwise many of my dreams I'm now following: raising a family, starting my own business, becoming part of my community.