Monday, November 2, 2009


Welcome to Tutus and Choo-Choos (a.k.a. The Leader Household)!!! My name is Michelle Leader and I am a stay-at-home mother to four children. I became a stay-at-home mom after giving birth to my third child. At that time I had 3 children and none of them were in school full-time, so, I became their new daycare lady. It has now been a fast 4 1/2 years of domestic chores and running for me. My four children are: Cara-9 years old, Erica-6 years old, Ashlin-4 years old and Justin-2 years old. The older that my children get, the more activities they are involved in, resulting in Mom doing more running.

I have been married to my husband, Keith, for 10 years and there is never a dull moment with him around. My husband is constantly cracking a joke and reminding me NOT to take life so seriously. Keith has worked for the power company for the last 17 years. My husband takes his job very seriously, but he also values his family and knows when to draw the line between job and family. Unfortunately, when the lights go out, our home phone is ringing for Keith to go to work.

I want to thank my sister-in-law, Jodee, from followtheleaders, for the gift of this blog. Jodee took the initiative to create this blog and gave me the push I needed to become a blogger. She patiently showed me how to blog. I thank you, Jodee, very much for this gift. I have wanted to scrapbook for years, but I have too many little hands right now that want to help. I have also tried to journal the day-to-day happenings in our busy household, but again I have failed. Hopefully with this gift, I will be successful in recording the happenings of this Leader household. Also hopefully, I will get better at this as time goes on, so, please bear with me for a while until I get the hang of this.

Before closing today, I need to share how Jodee came up with my blog title. My three girls are dancers. Cara, my 9-year old, is currently in her 7th year of dance, and her sisters have followed in her footsteps. Recently, Justin, my 2-year old, has discovered that he loves to play with trains. Thus the name tutus and choo-choos was created for our family.

Take care,


  1. Welcome to the wonderful world of blogging! You are going to love it here!

    Thanks again for hosting us on Halloween! We had a great time!

  2. Hi Michelle,

    Welcome to the bloggy world!! I am a friend of Jodee's and thought I would stop by to say hello!! I have heard so much about you, I feel like I already know you:)

    Looking forward to following along!! Hope you had a Happy Halloween!


  3. Good luck!! It is fun, and i dont post nearly enough, but want to more. Have fun with it! See ya soon

  4. Hi Michelle-- welcome to blogland! I'm a friend of and work with Jodee! You have such a cute family! Have fun blogging!