Welcome to Meet The Parkers! My name is Elisabeth Parker and I started blogging nearly a decade ago...before kids and before I had anything interesting to say ;) When I first became a stay-at-home mom to our first son Judah, I aspired to be a noteworthy home decor/simple living blogger. I cloth-diapered, made homemade babyfood, and made yogurt in my oven (this seriously makes me giggle now). I spent hours reading other blogs and perusing Pinterest for the latest in design trends, green living, and holistic parenting (lol, what does that even mean?!). And then Ezra came along...and suddenly all of that stuff became quite trivial. I slapped on disposable diapers quicker than you can say "landfill," and posting pictures of my latest homemade Pinterest successes seemed completely absurd.
I still love home design and Pinterest projects. I still aspire to live simply. And Ezra has changed everything. A rare disease diagnosis has helped us to get very clear about what is most important in life: faith, family, love, joy, celebration, perseverance, adventure, and good (and bad) health. And writing and blogging has become my therapy as I learn to navigate this new world of rare disease...from the earliest days without a diagnosis, to today as an advocate for Noonan Syndrome and the RASopathies.
Wife, mama, amateur designer, singer, yoga teacher, and Noonan Sydrome advocate - this is my space to share our (extra)ordinary journey in this thing called life.
Nice to meet you.
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