About Momsomniac

I am a 40-something wife, mother, sister, and daughter.  My hobbies include not sleeping and collecting rejection letters.   I work full-time in the environmental sciences, managing people a lot smarter than me. This is my “alternate plan” in action. I was supposed to be living off my art, my music, my fiction by now (no…really). It’s a good job. But I haven’t completely given up on the other.

I have 3 young sons; 2 who grew inside me were the best surprises of my life and one who was adopted from South Korea.  I am humbled and honored to be a mother at all, let alone this late in life. Yes, there is pee, and pooh, and puke involved, but it’s all worth it. Becoming a parent was like suddenly living in color when I’d previously been living in black and white – and didn’t even know. No words are powerful enough to describe the love and wonder.

My husband, Mr. Coffee, is a stay-at-home Dad. He works part time in the environmental sciences and was adopted domestically. He’s a real cutie too. He’s very private so that’s about all you are going to hear about him.

I am a geeky girl with Southern roots. True to these roots, I am fiercely loyal to my friends and family and I wonder if you’re not eating my cooking because you don’t love me.  I live in the beautiful, magestic west, right in the shadow of the Rockies.



8 thoughts on “About Momsomniac

    1. momsomniac

      Thanks! That was our 1st time Trick or Treating. I think we managed 2 doors that night! Running around in the dark was the most appealing thing. Candy has definitely taken that slot now!

  1. Tracy

    I would like to make a change to your “about Momsomniac” section:

    Replace “geeky girl” with “delightfully offbeat, wonderfully kind and caring, smart and funny.”

    There. Much better description.

    btw, I never knew you were so Southern! I love the South, myself. 🙂

  2. Anonymous Mom


    I’m the person who posted under the label “I’m Anonymous Mom” on the Ask LIE thread on Love Isn’t Enough. Thank you for the virtual hug.

    Sorry I didn’t answer your question on that thread sooner. My family and I went on a much-needed vacation out of State. I live in the Midwest. We are considering Colorado as another place to relocate. How are the schools out there? Is there a way I can contact you via e-mail?

    1. Momsomniac

      WOW! Hello! You can email me at dbmcneill@live.com

      My oldest is just about to start kindergarten, so my school quality knowledge is limited. I understand that school quality here is very dependent on district and neighborhood.

      We are in Jefferson County, and JeffCo schools are generally considered to be good. Plus, it’s “open enrollment” in JeffCo, so you can select a school, switch schools, etc. fairly easily. We have charter schools and the JeffCo county “open school” which is an alternative public school. I know kids of various ages and could potentially recommend schools based on how they are faring.

      Colorado isn’t terrifically diverse. And I can NOT tell you from personal experience how it would be for your family, but at our preschool, I have NEVER seen anyone treat ANY Mom the way you described in your post. And there are mixed families there as well as families with 2 dads and 2 moms. It’s a church-based co-operative preschool, and I’d recommend it in a heartbeat.

  3. Hi Momsomniac ;o) Just a quick reply to your question on my blog, mamas*little*treasures about the dress patterns for the designs in the Audrey and Grace Etsy shop. I have not been in contact with them since I did that post, so I don’t know what is going on with them or how to contact them. I apologize ;o(

    Another thought – I see you are an “older” mom and an adoptive mom, as well. Would love to connect with you . . . . . we have grow-up bio children as well as two beautiful daughters adopted from China. So we are also “older” parents, and it is fun to get to know others who share similar values and experiences. If you would be interested, I would like to invite you to visit our online community for our online Christian women’s ezine, Ruby for Women at http://www.rubyforwomen.ning.com You could connect with lots of other women there and perhaps we could share your story with our members. Would love to hear from you! Sincerely, Nina @ mamas*little*treasures and Ruby for Women

    1. I did find AudreyGrace on Etsy at last – they had changed the name of the shop, probably because there is a mass market brand now called “Audrey & Grace”. THANK YOU for the invitation; I will check it out.

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