Madre Diem is a health and lifestyle blog written by me, Jamie.
I'm a 30-something mother of two living in central Florida, I work full-time as a manager for an insurance company, am a bit of a fitness fanatic, I'm passionate about food and wine (all foods and all wines), and I'm just trying to make it all work while staying as in-the-moment as possible.
I love all things ridiculous and tend to involve myself in a number of shenanigans on a regular basis. I've tried to instill this attitude in my children and I think I've done a good job of making it happen so far...
Prior to my current life in Florida with my husband and two kids, I was a single mother for almost 10 years to my son, Justin. I joined the Air Force when I was 19 right after 9/11, and ended up in Alaska for 4 years, which is where I met my first husband, had Justin, got divorced, and had some fun and crazy times. I gained a significant amount of weight with Justin and after getting divorced when he was 10 months old, I found the motivation to lose the weight, igniting my love for all things fitness (except spinning...can't handle that ish). Since separating from the Air Force in 2006, Justin and I have lived in Illinois and Massachusetts before finally settling down in Florida (for now).
My husband and I met while I was living in Massachusetts (match.com for the win!) and after I was relocated to Florida for work, we kept up our relationship long-distance for a year before he moved down and we decided to make things a bit more permanent by getting hitched. Then we had Jules a year later, making us a complete family of 4 (plus our dog Jax, 2 cats named Scooby and Little Cat, and 3 hermit crabs that we've managed to keep alive for 4 years now).
My husband is in law enforcement and I work full-time (or more), so our life tends to be pretty chaotic and crazy, however we're pretty good about keeping ourselves grounded and taking time for what's important.
Follow along as I chronicle my adventures in motherhood, wifeydom, Corporate America, adulthood, and all while trying to maintain my glowing composure and sparkling personality.
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