Hi, I’m Cam. I’m the founder and primary author of Growing Up Goofy. It’s taken me a really long time to get here. But, here I am. I’ve had many different paths in life that finally have me settled down as a wife, mother, shopper, blogger, and avid reader. I couldn’t be happier.
I grew up in a small town, eager to get out. Not long after college, I found myself interviewing to be a flight attendant. Those were some of the best years of my life. Then, September 11, 2001 hit. For a lot of people, that day changed lives. I didn’t really want to be away from home anymore, nor did I want to fly. I needed to figure out what I really wanted to do. I did what most people do when they don’t have a clear path,I went back to school. This is where I learned about Google and rediscovered my first real crush.
My husband, Doug, and I met in college (undergrad), but we never dated. I wanted to date him, but he didn’t even know I existed. Fast forward ten years, and he finally agreed to have coffee with me in San Francisco. I must have caught him on a good day, because he invited me back. We married a few years later, and now have two beautiful daughters.
We live in San Diego. Doug is an awesome designer (he designed this site) and used to work for Twitter and Google. I’ve given up the desk and a commute to be a full-time stay-at-home mom. I spent a couple years shopping smartly and writing about it at FrugalDay. I put a lot of time and energy into that site. But I eventually put that idea on the back burner — it was time to pay attention to what’s going on right in front of me. Thus, this site, Growing Up Goofy.