"This rather simplistic form of romance entails a sense of beauty, grace,
and the feelings of being cherished, loved, and cared for in a very special way."
The Romantic Mom
Hi! I'm Debbie Gallagher...
Welcome to my version of the Romantic Life!
I thank you so much for dropping in for a visit!
I invite you to come along and chat ...share your ideas and experiences...with me and my family as we strive to capture the essence of creativity and knowledge through discovering and cherishing the simple pleasures in life...with our children....as a family....with the world as our classroom.
My husband, Andrew, and I have four wonderful children and have been married for over 15 years. My hubby is a watchmaker as well as being quite adept at wearing many useful hats as the need arises. We moved to Maine from the suburbs of the Dallas metroplex searching for a radical lifestyle change...which is what we got! We started with 40 acres and began the very,very, really (did I say very?) slow process of building our own log home. We have 3 bunnies and a pony named Babycakes. I could go on and on, but you can learn more about our adventures as a family starting over in Maine under the different topics. I'll eventually write something to get it more consolidated, but that's a future project!
My theme of The Romantic Mom encourages living with our hearts and enjoying the simplicity of a more self-sufficient, less plugged-in lifestyle...just taking things day by day, moment by moment. I'm intrigued with and inspired by the thrift, creativity, resourcefulness, and strength of the pioneering families who settled and farmed the land while raising lots of children and lots of animals. We long to re-capture those vanishing arts and traits to pass down to our children...the next generation. Many of these things we're having to learn ourselves...right along with our kiddos!I was one of those who got started rather late in life. I had our twins first when I was in my mid-thirties and had our youngest, Asheley, at 41. Although I had an emergency c-section at the hospital with the twins, I had our other two girls at home with a midwife...a truly wonderful..experience. I even had our youngest in the hot tub...which was awesome!
So what is this 'Romantic Mom' thing anyway? That’s the question I had been asking myself. I had some thoughts and ideas about this whole Romantic Life, Romantic Mom thing in 2001 and actually captured some quasi-coherent thoughts on paper...or computer. This ultimately vanished into the twilight zone of some computer file—in a galaxy far, far away. Most of the content of this website was written in 2007-2008 when I decided to try my hand at blogging and website creation. Hence, this site becoming 'Vintage' Romantic Mom. I later shifted gears in 2011 and created an updated version of Romantic Mom site more visual in context with beautiful images set to music and dedicated to the l'art de vivre in home and country life. Upon moving to our lakeside farm in 2012, I created a site to chronicle that new chapter of our lives in fixing up a Maine historical farmhouse and cattle barn. You can find that on Debbie Gallagher | Lifestyle. Enjoy...
Please feel free to share with me. Period. Please write to me and let me know what you're thinkin', what you're doin', how, why, and when you're doin' what you're doin'. I'd really love to hear from ya! Contact Me