Katie Katie Parsons is the creator of Mumbling Mommy and is a freelance writer, editor and communications specialist. She works from her home office on the east coast of Florida. Most often she writes about life in a combined family of five children and what it's like being a full time work-from-home parent. Feel free to pitch guest post ideas or just drop her a line at katie@mumblingmommy.com.

Hi Everyone!

I first was introduced to Mumbling Mommy through my friend, Lori. When I went to check out the blog, I thought it would be a great idea to share my experiences on becoming a new mom. As a first time mom, I found it extremely helpful talking to other women in my situation.

My name is Lin, I grew up in Indiana and immigrated from China when I was 3 years old. As long as I could remember, I wanted out of my little bubble in Indiana, but at the same time thankful for my Midwest upbringing. After high school, I went to Purdue University and had some of the best memories in my life. In between I lived in Los Angeles for a summer, from that point on somewhere else besides the Hoosier state was calling my name. I met my husband, Tarek, the last semester I was at Purdue. We had an instant foodie and travel connection.

I continued my adventures when I was working for a retail company and moved to Toronto, Ontario for a year and then decided to settle down with my husband in Houston, Texas. Everything is bigger in Texas! For several years my focus was all about work and what I could do to move to the next step, but I knew at some point in my life I wanted to be a mom. Tarek and I lived a few years as newlyweds, got used to each other, traveled some, and then I was pregnant!

My son, Malek (pronounced Mal-ick) is now 6 months old. He is a sweet boy, full of personality. No words can express my love for this little guy. Becoming a parent is truly an amazing experience, I think a person can only fully comprehend this once he or she becomes one. When Malek was born, my husband got a job offer through his company to move to Dubai, in the United Arab Emirates. We both were excited for this opportunity and could not wait to move. I look forward to sharing my adventures as a new mom in a foreign country!

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