Hello, Friend! I’m Darla, a working mom of two and I would like to welcome you to FamLee of Four! I love the possibilities that life gives, so I strive for a life of an abundance. Helping others achieve happiness is one my top passion. A few ways this is possible is by maintaining a healthy lifestyle, increasing assets, and creating a beautiful home.
1. WHERE I RESIDE
My hometown is New Jersey where I was raised and went to undergrad. After college, I moved to Delaware with my husband and currently to a wonderful city in MARYLAND! Note to self… “if you want new opportunities you cannot be afraid of change“. The move has been a great decision because I went from a stay at home mom ( which was great by the way) to a working mom in Washington, DC. I take two trains to get there but it is rewarding.
2. MY BLOG NAME WAS GENERATED BY MY INSPIRATION
I just created FamLee of four in September 2016. Initially, I was not sure what I would name it or even talk about, but then it dawned on me. As you can see my last name is Lee and the most important thing to me is my Family, which led me to FAMLEE (pronounced family).
3. FAMILY OF FOUR WITH 5 GENERATIONS
I am proud to say I have 5 generation family. Yes, my children love all three of their grandmas! It is definitely amazing to say my great grandma is still with us.
I have a wonderful husband that I met in Germany in 2004 when I visited my mother who was also deployed. We have two amazing children ages 3 and 9. My little girl Dest is very bright and girly with 5 food allergies, while my son Leo cares less about his appearance, but love video games. Yes, they are a big 6 years apart.
4. MY DEGREES PUT ME ON THE PATH THAT BEGINS HERE.
I graduated from Rutgers New Brunswick with a degree in Environmental Polices, institutes, and Behavior and a minor in Psychology. RU rah rah !! I Then I went back for my Master in Public Health from Drexel University. My degrees reflect my personality and passion with is helping individuals achieve great lifestyles through the environment, behavior choices, food safety, health promotion and the list can go on. GOD has given me the gift is to inspire, help, empower friends and family like you to achieve your goals.
Recently, I had AHA moment and realized what I was MEANT to do, which is different from your job talent. I would recommend someone searching or needing to clarify their purpose then read, Steve Harvey Act Like a Success, Think Like a Success: Discovering Your Gift and the Way to Life’s Riches ( affiliate link). If you already have and idea but don’t know how to move forward then read, Kari Chapin’s ( affiliate link) Grow Your Handmade Business: How to Envision, Develop, and Sustain a Successful Creative Business. These books placed me on the right path toward my journey. I’m a firm believer that nothing happens by chance and each obstacle in life is a learning experience. Thus, you can see how I ended up with a personal empowerment and inspiration blog, that addresses everything from …. how to setting goals, getting out of debt ( Dang college loans) to home and life organization.
5. WHAT I ENJOY
I have been told that I am very animated and very silly. I love to read at least 2 books a month. My favorite shows are Game of Thrones, Walking Dead, Scandal, Power and reality TV( everyone needs an escape from reality) and I love NETFLIX binging! I like the Summer when it is not too hot, and the Winter when it not too cold.