Hi! We are the Downes Family and we’re so happy you found your way here to The Downes Home!
We created this space as a place to share our lives – from musings about marriage and family to recipes and travel, from how-to posts that will make life simpler and more enjoyable to health and fitness tips, we hope you enjoy your stay in our little corner of the internet!
I’m a Jersey girl who met the man of her dreams online and married him in October 2017. I’m an inner-city middle school English and Writing teacher by day, and wife/mom/wannabe chef by night. I am also a Zumba© Fitness instructor and love all things health and wellness. You can more than likely find me, however, curled up on the couch with a glass of wine reading a good book or binge watching Netflix or the Food Network.
Barry was born in Barbados and grew up in Brooklyn, NY and then New Jersey. He is a Business Professional who is currently working in sales. His hobbies are fitness, going to the range, and spending time with his family. You may see him occasionally making guest appearances here on the blog!
The newest addition to our family (born January 11, 2019), Chloe enjoys eating, sleeping, baths, and keeping Mom and Dad entertained with her endless smiles. 🙂