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I am a working mother of two, recently returned to work full-time from a maternity leave. I am a happily married wife. I am a daughter who has recently lost her father, and I am an older sister. My family is the most important thing in the world to me, but I have many other interests.

Of my two children, one is very spirited, and the other is pretty spunky. I write quite a bit about my parenting challenges.

FAQ: How do you say your username?
It is pronounced Sha-RYE-ah (rhymes with Mariah). I was creating a character in the first online game that I ever played. I wanted a username that was relatively unique, and something that started with "Shar". While other spellings may have made the pronunciation more clear, they weren't available at the time, and this became the one by which I was known. Besides, I think it's very pretty with a "y". :)

My posts are varied in topic, tone and frequency. This is my journal, and I treat it as such. You are welcome to read it - I welcome comments. If I don't want comments on a particular entry, I will disable comments on that entry.

If you're interested in reading about my life, feel free to add me as a friend and let me know a bit about yourself, like how you found my journal. Most of my posts are friends-only. If you're on my friends list and think that you aren't seeing all my entries, you're absolutely right because:
a) I filter them according to how much I trust a person, and
b) many are private, and no one but myself can see them.

Occasionally I add people who interest me. If this bothers you in any way, let me know and I'll remove you.

Note to friends:
Being my friend means that I if I don't understand why you have made the choices you have made, and you are telling me about your choices expecting some kind of feedback, I will question you on them. If I think they aren't/weren't good decisions (or if you are patting yourself on the back for something I think was pretty boneheaded), I will probably say so. And it doesn't mean I don't support you as a person. Much to the contrary. If you added me to your friends list and you're someone who only ever wants to hear sunshiney-positive feedback, you should probably either mention that on each post to remind me you only want that kind of feedback, or drop me as an lj friend. Seriously. I try to be kind if/when I question and/or challenge someone, but you lose a lot in written communication (e.g. voice tone, inflection, body language, etc.) so please don't assume I'm questioning/challenging you to be evil. It's generally done with the best of intentions. I typically only take the time to offer challenging feedback if either the person or issue is close to my heart.

Additionally, I'm quite open to having my own behaviour/decisions challenged, unless I specify that I am not. Depending on my mood at the time of my response, I may sound crusty and/or unappreciative, but I am generally open to kindly offered feedback. Generally. And I try to remember to disable comments when I'm not.

I participate in the LJ Abuse Emergency Contact Information program.

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spacefem's super awesome Pregnancy Script that I want to keep handy for a while ;)