What do you know about me? Well, you know I’m tall and a new mom. I have an adorable one year old son, who I lovingly refer to as Itty Bitty here on my blog. Maybe you know I love to research things, am a huge nerd-fan girl, am open and honest, and adore living in the Ocean State.  But let’s play a little game so you can get to know me a bit more.
Today’s post is inspired by this one – by Carla of All of Me Now. It’s fun, lighthearted, and might let you get to know me a bit better 🙂 If you enjoy reading this post – feel free to join in by leaving a post of yours in the comment below. Either a full A-Z link, or just leave a letter and a fun fact that coincides with it!  Thanks for playing along, and thanks for the inspiration, Carla!

A. Age: 31

B. Bed size: Queen, and it barely fits Tall Dad and I. We had to kick Itty Bitty out once he started too get too big.

C. Chore that you hate: Ugh, washing dishes. If we didn’t own a dishwasher, my husband would have probably left me by now.
D. Dogs: My heart belongs to Boo. That is the one and only dog I will ever love.
E. Essential start to your day: Picking Itty Bitty up out of his crib, and bringing him into our bed for 5-20 minutes of snuggling.
F. Fear: My own blood. I honestly have issues getting blood drawn or seeing needles in my body. I almost faint, and my hands get sweatier than Ron Weasley’s in The Chamber of Secrets.

G. Greatest achievement:  Attaining my dream – my family.
H. Height: 5’11” – but I often wear heels, which brings me over 6’2″
I. Instruments you play: Way too many to list – because by trade I’m actually a music teacher.  My top picks as of now are the saxophone (baritone sax to be exact), harp, ukelele, and piano.
J. Job title: Mom, blogger, wife, Executive Coordinator, and TV Host.

K. Kids: One son, otherwise known as Itty Bitty.
L. Love: I’m desperately in love with the two main men in my life. Them and chocolate & peanut butter.
M. Mother’s name: Sandra
N. Nicknames: I loath nicknames – especially when people decide to shorten my name to Mare. I’m not a horse. 
O. Overnight hospital stays:  When I was hit by a car as a kid and had a broken leg, and then when I gave birth to Itty Bitty. 
P. Pet peeves: Mean girls, especially of the adult variety. That and when parents talk about their kid’s achievements as if it were their own. Ex “We are working on sitting up,” or “We rolled over today.” Really? You did to?

Q. Quote from a movie: Currently, “If peeing in your pants is cool, consider me Miles Davis.” – Billy Madison (see this post as to why)

R. Right or left handed: Right

S. Siblings: My older sister, Jeannie, and my younger brother Alden.
U. Underdog moment: Without any formal television training, I won the Rhode Show Search for a Star competition in 2012, and was on live television for an entire year. I learned that I had zero fear of the camera, and can actually read from a teleprompter. Who knew!
V. Vegetable you hate: Brussel Sprouts. They smell bad.
W. What makes you run late: The clock in my car always drags a minute or two behind, even though I reset it once or twice a week. I blame a gremlin.
X. X-files: I have talked with a ghost, and am often told I’m a bit psychic because I call people right at the moment they are either thinking about me or about to dial my phone number. 
Y. Yummy food that you make: I make three dishes: tacos, something I call Chicken Artichoke, and Chicken and Rice. Besides that,  good luck…you’ll be served peanut butter and jelly.
Z. Zoo animal: Right now I’m a huge fan of the red panda. They just seem so soft! 
Want to join in the fun? Either do a blog post on the A-Z of you as well, or pick a letter or two and fill it out in the comments below 🙂 I’d love to get to know you better!