Sunday, July 3, 2011

First Post Business

Okay, I'm giving in, enough of my FB pals have told me that I should blog for me to try it again.  A couple years ago, I tried blogging about home schooling Conner and Mylie but it was way too serious to be fun and, quite frankly, not many people were willing to make comments sooooo, it started to feel like homework and I got bored.  As someone who went to preschool-a post graduate certification, I have sworn off homework, thus, quit blogging immediately.  This blog, has a completely different purpose!!!  This blog is to tell the completely ridiculous things that happen in my days and blow off some good hearted steam.  I sincerely hope that readers will share their own crazy stories and have a giggle with me because, let's face it, this parenting gig is harder than it looks.  So, before I really get going, here's what you might want to know about me.

1.  I don't work outside my home.  I really do mean that, I offer my flowerbed as evidence:)  Actually, when we adopted Conner and Mylie, I left teaching because their appointments with specialists, therapies, etc. forced me to miss too much time from my classroom of students with moderate to severe disabilities.  I loved teaching but this was what I needed to do.  I became a developmental interventionist for children birth to 3 with disabilities for the flexible schedule and it was the best job ever.  Truly, I would have done it forever but our social worker told us about a baby boy in the NICU at UK who needed a forever family.  We took him and he had a great deal of health issues which made it more expensive for me to work a few hours a week than to just stay home.  So now, for the first time since I was 14, I am technically unemployed.  However, since I run around like a crazy woman to and from school drop off, therapy, specialist appointments... "Stay at Home Mom" is sort of a misnomer.

2.  We have one biological child and 3 adopted ones.  All of our adopted children have some degree of special needs.  Do not kid yourself into thinking that the mayhem mentioned above is because my kids have special needs, it contributes, but I can honestly say, craziness is just sort of how we roll around here.  By the way, not all of my kids are of the same race, so occasionally I will talk about the craptastic ways people react to that on here--just laugh, idiots happen, that's what we do.

3.  I am completely and utterly aware every day of my life how blessed I am to be a full time mom and to have my wonderful husband and 4 awe inspiring kids.  Please don't ever take any jokes I may make about running away with Mr. Clean or their evil intentions seriously.  Fact:  navigating the waters in this household can be treacherous and frustrating, if I could not laugh about it, I would never be able to do it.  Another Fact: I would not trade it for the world.  Therefore, if you can't read my silly rants and see them as a humorous outlet, don't read it, but don't give me any crap about it either. 

4.  I frequently refer to my kids as the minions.  Think cute yellow Disney minions sort of fumbling through acts of thoughtless destruction, I in no way think my children are mindless or evil.

And that, my friends, is as serious as I hope to get on this blog site.  Hope you all enjoy and share stories of your own. 


  1. Sounds great to me! We have kids too, and completely understand the insanity.

    Welcome to Story Dam. I hope that you will find some additional outlets with us. Judging by your sense of humor, I think you will enjoy more than a few of our prompts.

    We'll see you around the neighborhood!

  2. Like Brandon, I too look forward to reading more and seeing you around the neighborhood. I'm sure with four kids you do indeed have plenty of crazy stories to tell. Can't wait to hear them.

  3. What Brandon failed to mention is that I also include him when referring to our kids ;)

    Welcome to Story Dam :)

  4. Thanks, Brandon, Bridget and Brandi. I look forward to reading more about all of you as well. This is actually an old post because between a new project I'm working on, 4 crazy kids, and NaNoWriMo, I just couldn't get a new piece written by tonight. My blog site is and there are lots of goofy, embarrassing and down right odd tales of Minion Mayhem on there already. Can't wait to share more of that, stuff about my novels, and work on some new prompts. Best of luck with StoryDam, I think you're off to a great start.

  5. First of all, it's a pleasure to meet you and secondly, sorry it too me so long to get here. had a busy weekend and am still trying to catch up.

    I'm new at the blogging thing myself. I think you're new, light-hearted approach will really help you out. It will make coming here more fun and less like a job I think...

    I need to learn to do the same!