Hey! I'm Jhasmin Rhea, wife & stay at home mother of 2. I take pride in caring for my home & family.
My full name is Jhasmin Rhea Woods. I’m originally from Beloit, Wisconsin which is a very small town. My husband and I had known for quite some time that we wanted more for our family. It was important for us to have more things to do, better opportunities, and better schools. Since we both had family living in Texas, we thought this would be a good fresh start. We’ve been living in Texas for over a year and we love it!
My husband and I have been together for 17 years but married for a little over a year. My daughters are 3 and 13. Yes…you heard that correctly! As you can see we have quite the dynamic! I’ll be honest, I was originally worried about having children 10 years apart (starting completely over just scared the crap out of me). But we stuck it out! Besides, what’s not to love about having an in-home baby-setter 🙂
Before becoming a stay-at-home mom, I was a housekeeper. I’ve worked in many different settings such as hotels, hospitals, gyms, and senior citizen communities. After a while, I decided to start my cleaning service. I registered my LLC, bought my cleaning supplies and equipment, and started gaining clients by word of mouth. I have 18+ years in the cleaning industry. I still have one client that I clean for today, and may decide to own a cleaning service at another time.
As a kid, my favorite channel was the food network channel ( well that and Nickelodeon). I would come home from school and watch Rachel Ray’s 30-Minute Meals or Emeril Live). I started cooking at the young age of 8. My mom was a single mother, and often needed help with cooking and cleaning. Because she was often busy, she didn’t have enough time to cook home-cooked meals. A lot of the foods we ate were canned, boxed, and pre-packaged. It didn’t bother me at the time. However, I think that is why I gained an interest in learning to cook from scratch.
I always found myself making something out of nothing using whatever we had, and had fun doing it! I also gained a love for soul food from my grandmother, who I lived with from time to time. About once a week, I’d have a front-row seat to watching her cook greens, cornbread, mac and cheese, roast, you name it!
My Grandma would also take me to these Muslim feasts, meant for breaking our fast during Ramadan. These potlucks were like the best thing ever! Because the Muslim community consisted of numerous cultures, I was previewed to some of the best dishes at a young age. So as you can see, this has been a thing for me for quite some time. Now that I am an adult with my own family, My interest in cooking has widened greatly.
Hey, we all have struggles, right? And they are not always easy to deal with or talk about. I’m not gonna front, the last 7 years have been a little harsh. I lost my youngest brother to suicide in 2015. After just giving birth in December 2019, we hit the pandemic in 2020. Both my husband and I had Covid with a newborn and a 10-year-old. If you counter that with the way the world was affected by the pandemic..it was a tough time. Depressing even.
Oh, and the struggles didn’t stop there. Shortly after having my baby, I found out that I had gallstones, which were giving me the worst gallstone attacks ever! Food has been my comfort in many ways, helping me through some difficult times. But food was also my enemy in many ways due to not always eating the healthiest foods.
Luckily, I was able to get rid of my stones by doing gallbladder flushes. By the way, if you’re suffering from gallstones or suffering from gallbladder issues, I highly recommend researching gallbladder flushes. They’ve helped me keep my gallbladder intact.
Life sure has a way of turning things upside down. I strive to help others with the struggles they may be facing in everyday life.
Since I’ve become a stay-at-home mom, I had been looking for hobbies and extra activities I could do, while having my “little monster”. Coming from the service industry, I’ve always wanted to help others with their struggles. My little one is a busybody! I knew whatever I was going to do, I needed to be able to do it off and on, and on my own time.
Blogging was something I’ve always wanted to try but never had the time. I’m very introverted, but still love the idea of building a community of my own, while helping others with their everyday struggles.
What kind of recipes do you ask? All kinds! I have to be true to myself and feature the things that I am currently cooking, eating, and doing. I hope to one day be vegetarian or vegan. But I’m not there yet! Baby steps people… baby steps. However, I am being realistic. People start and stop diets all the time, and I just want to meet you where ever you are on your food journey, so we can do this together.
Keep in Mind!
Blog Topics I May Post About Include:
- Toy Reviews
- Self Care Tips For Moms
- Motherhood Depression
- Parenting Tips for Toddlers
- Parenting Tips for Teens
- Cleaning/Housekeeping Tips