My name is Lindsay Murray and I’m the creator behind the Band of Mamas. I was born and raised in the Land of 10,00 Lakes and couldn’t imagine life anywhere else. I went to college and graduated from SDSU in 2007 and then finished my Masters in Differentiated Instruction from Concordia St. Paul in 2013. I met and fell in love with my husband Ross, in Nowthen, MN where I was waitressing part time while I had my first teaching job. He came in one afternoon to meet a friend, and it was all over after that! We bought our first home in 2013 and then got “Murrayd” in Mexico in 2014. It was the most beautiful ceremony with 50 of our closest friends and family.
We live in Columbia Heights, which is in Northeast Minneapolis, MN. I am a seventh grade English Language Arts teacher and my husband is in sales for a local steel company. Other than writing the blog (which has become my favorite hobby!) we enjoy bonfires, spending time up at the lake with family, grilling out with friends, good local breweries, and spending time with our kids.
Our children have quickly become our world. Our two-year old daughter Julia is compassionate and stubborn and so very smart. She is always on the lookout for ways to help Mama and loves to play dollies and play outside.
Our son Brooks is already on the go and looking for any excuse to be by his big sissy and do as she does. He smiles so big that his eyes get squinty. He is not a fan of the hour between 5 & 6 PM.
Both kids are great sleepers and wear us out on the daily. It’s so true how they say that when you have your children it’s hard to imagine your life without them. Not a day goes by that I don’t look at them and think how lucky I am to have them and to be their Mama.
Although we’re living the city life now, I’m dreaming of an acre lot north of here some day. Our little home is sweet right now but we are certainly close to outgrowing it. Particularly our galley kitchen. Ahhhh the sweet life in my eyes includes an island sink and a pantry. Someday!
I’m sure you’ll learn so much more about me in the many blogs to come. Thanks for reading!