Hello and welcome to Mama Daring Greatly.
I’m Carrie Usmar. I married a brit and we live with our 4 kids in an old cape in Rhode Island. I’m a quiet introvert, many would say I am shy, but you can find me sharing my true colors over on instagram. I love to have dance parties and make silly faces.
I am a home educator. I have one in 2nd, and one in Kindergarten. And I am slowly learning what works for our family. Its been a fun experience filled with highs and lows and I’m grateful for the time with them.
I am also a writer. Never did I think I would say those words. I’ve been a nanny, a mommy, a photographer, a barista, a donut maker, but writer was not on the list. Over time I have realized how much it helps me process, and grow. How much it helps others feel less alone.
I continue to be brave and share. Not every day is easy. I have depression, and ptsd. And over the years I let it wear me down till I was unrecognizable. I share my journey of rising up from the darkness and finding the light.
Thank you for being here.