Christmas Break

The last 17 days have been absolutely AMAZING. First off, I can’t believe it was just 17 days ago that the kids last had school. We did so much that it wonderfully felt like our break was much longer. That first evening we drove through a park near us that does a lightfest. It is […]

8 years

Today is mine and Paul’s 8th Wedding Anniversary! There is so much that I could write about that has happened over the last years.  Memories that flood my thoughts as I look back.  Facebook did a lovely job of putting together a video with photos of our last 8 years. The photos are wonderful, but […]

The Mom’s

I have three other Mom’s that I get to do this Mothering journey with! I say get to instead of have to, because life is better when looking at it with gratitude! Many of us are sharing this parenting journey with someone outside of a “nuclear family”. You can choose to be angry, resentful or […]

Our Family #thisis38

In 5 days most of our family is headed to Florida. This includes my husband Paul, our six children, myself, sister and her 2 kids in one vehicle. My parents in another. Paul’s parents are flying down. Then lastly his brother, girlfriend and daughter. The 18 of us are staying at 2 different places like […]

Our Christmas Eve #Thisis38

When you have a blended family you have to make traditions that work for you.  In this family our Christmas Eve and Christmas day happen only when the 6 kids are in our home. The younger ones who still believe in the magic of Santa, will also choose to believe that Santa understands our family […]

Month of Thanks Day 7..A Gift

Day 7…a gift I am thankful for! Honestly, above anything and everything in this entire world that I am thankful for is the gift of raising my children God chose me to be their Mama. I was gifted the opportunity to carry 3 babies. To enjoy, endure and experience that process. The good, the bad […]

How can it be 8 years?

8 years ago yesterday I finished walking in my 1 and only Breast Cancer 3 day walk.  3 days of hanging with a couple of old friends and meeting new friends.  Giving my time, energy and money to support a cause that was much bigger than me. 8 years ago today, shit hit the fan.  […]

Thankful Thursday 3/16

I am going to focus on one thing for Thankful Thursday and that is my dinner last night. Last night my son James had a fundraiser for his class camping trip.  The fundraiser was at a restaurant and the restaurant was going to be donating a portion of the bill to the school. Well, the […]