I may press the “publish” button on this blog, but it isn’t my blog.  My wonderful, crazy, awesome, kooky family is the source for most of my material so I must give them credit.  This is our blog.

From oldest to youngest, my boys are : Jimmy (’96), Jake (’99), Eric (’02) and Greg (’04)  They make our house very loud and chaotic but I wouldn’t change that for anything.  Except maybe a few more minutes of peace and quiet here and there.  And – before you ask – no, I’m not trying for “the girl.”  I know what it’s like to be the only female in this house of testosterone.  I wouldn’t do that to an innocent baby girl.

My husband, Jim, has 5 sisters and no brothers.  Before Jimmy was born, I worried about the pressure of “carrying on the family name.”  We did our job well.  You won’t hear much else about Jim here.  When I told him I was starting a blog, he asked “what will you say about me?” with a look of horror on his face.  I told him I’d play nice.

We also have 2 dogs and 4 cats, plus we foster kittens for a rescue.  We tried adding various other critters over the years: guinea pigs, gerbils, hamsters, lizards and fish.  We didn’t do a great job of keeping them as part of the family for long.  So now we stick with cats and dogs.

Our house is a zoo.  Literally and figuratively.

Some random tidbits about me:

  1. I have lyme disease and lupus.  I don’t talk about that much to my real life friends.  So I will probably blog about it a lot.
  2. I was adopted as an infant.  The older I get, the greater effect I realize that has had.
  3. I’m a small town girl at heart.  Born and raised in a 2 stop light town.
  4. My Dad died when I was 3.  One of my only memories is watching Perry Mason with him.  To this day I can’t watch a Perry Mason re-run.
  5. My Mom passed away in 2010.  I try to find comfort that she has been reunited with my Dad, but I miss her terribly.
  6.  I didn’t fly on a plane until I was in my 20s.
  7. I loved playing the flute and was almost a music major.  I’d love to start playing again but it’s not like riding a bike…you actually DO forget.  Bad flute playing is good for making the dog howl though.
  8. I ended up majoring in Computers, which my children find hilarious because I am so technologically challenged now.
  9. I love the smell of coffee, hate the taste.  A can of Diet Coke is my morning jolt.
  10.  I love vacations at the beach.  My hair doesn’t.
  11. I despise ticks.

For those that have wasted taken the time to read this far, you may want to learn a bit about the story behind Momopolize by reading Delay of Game.


I like “Likes.”

I love “Comments.”

I adore “Shares.”

“Follows” make me down right giddy.

“All of the above” makes me do a happy dance.  It is very entertaining.  You have to see it to believe it.  So go ahead…Like, Comment, Share and Follow!

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    1. Haha, thanks! The Priceless Paper post was actually uncharacteristically serious for me. 😀 However, I just posted another “serious” one…I better post something funny again. Quickly!

    1. Nice to have someone that understands my aversion to coffee! I always get laughed at when I have my can of diet coke for breakfast. Really though, what’s the difference?? Both are mainly sources of caffeine to wake us up for the day! Do you want to fly in an airplane one day? I’ve only flown a handful of times. Being up in the air is pretty amazing as long as you don’t overthink it. “How does this huge, heavy chunk of metal say in the air??” I don’t mind flying, do mind airports. 😉

  1. Hi! I met you over “priceless paper” and I think we had a pinky swear or something about me letting you know when I posted about my adoption, turns out it will be some sort of intermittent series. Who knew. I thanked you for the inspiration but i don’t really know how to do it properly, tried to put in a link…yadda yadda. Love your blog, glad we were adopted so we could meet here! Merry Christmas! jayesbrain

    1. Thanks for following through on telling your story! I really appreciate the mention in your post. Hard to think of myself as an inspiration…but you saying that just made my day! 🙂 Look forward to reading more about your story. Hope your Christmas was truly merry!

  2. Wow. 4 boys. I have two. Twenty months apart, and I thought MY house was insane. I love finding other mom bloggers with boys….because I swear, they are harder than girls…..I’ll be reading more of your blog for pointers on how to cope with our wonderfully crazy boys:)

    1. Hi Mia, boys are definitely busy…but, honestly, the older they get I’m glad I do have boys. They are more physically tiring when they are young but the “girl drama” is more emotionally draining once they get to pre-teen/teen years (so I’ve heard from friends with girls.) Much less drama with teen boys…except when they get the cops called on us! LOL I’m going to check out your blog now! Look forward to getting to know you better.

  3. I see we have a few things in common – beside being almost exactly the same age (which I got from your GenFab post on growing old gracefully), my hair also doesn’t do well at beaches. Plus, I also have four cats, and have had other smaller animals over the years which didn’t seem to do too well at our house either. I would get a dog (or dogs) in a heartbeat but my husband says he’ll divorce me if I do. I don’t have 4 boys. I have three kids – two boys and a girl. Trust me, stick with the boys. 😉 Mine are all a bit older than yours and luckily, I’m still alive, though just barely.

    It’s good to meet you. I’m sure we’ll be seeing each other around, on GenFab in the very least. 🙂

    1. Look forward to getting to know you! Too funny how much we have in common! Just followed you on Bloglovin’ – look forward to reading lots more of your blog!

      (And the older my boys get, the more I’m glad to avoid the girl drama. Although some days they can be drama kings…)

  4. My sister has 4 boys, 2 are now married and she’s getting her ‘girls’ through wonderful daughters-in-law – without the teen drama. 🙂 I used to play the flute, slacked off, and can’t play at ALL now. I regret I ever quit. I’m so sorry for the loss of your parents. I’m helping mine these days…ages 90 and 93. Yhey both have issues, but are currently stable. I’m looking forward to reading more of your blog! come visit me, if you’d like:
    from The Dugout

    1. That’s a good thing to look forward to…girls without the drama! I regret that I didn’t keep up with playing the flute also. I sound awful now if I try to play, which is so frustrating. That is so awesome tht your parents are in their 90s and still doing ok. Going to check out your blog now. SOrry it has taken me so long to respond. The end of the school year has me very behind on all things blogging related! Thanks so much for stopping by and taking the time to comment!

  5. Love your about section! Fun getting to know you!! Thank you so much for sharing & linking up at Thank You Honey’s Whatever Wednesday Party!! The party goes live every Tuesday! Let’s connect by adding me to your G+ circles or follow me on Twitter, Facebook, & Pinterest as I already did with you!


  6. Well, when I saw what you blog about in Publishing Bloggers, I looked further into your blog to see what chronic illness you deal with and found your list. Hello, fellow Lymie and flutist! Looks like we have some things in common. Love the blogosphere.

  7. Wow, my hair hates the beach as well. We we’re meant to find one another purely to unite in the bad beach hair union and BTW we didn’t even have traffic lights in our town so you’re way more cultured than me in that way. 🙂 Great blog. Peace & Ommm from the Temple.

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