In a homeschooling house full of 7 kids & 3 guniea pigs....there is never a dull moment! A lot of people show genuine concern for us and want to know how we are doing, as the road we've left behind was not a pleasant one. So, here I am, to tell some of our stories...share some of our days...and open up a part of our world to you! Come join us on our journey so you won't miss the moments that take our breath away!
About Me and My Flock
In January 2008, just seven weeks before delivering my 6th child, I unexpectedly became a "single" mother. I have spoken publicly about the events that led to that day and the effects of what came after. I’m not proud of what happened, but I am proud of my courage to protect my children, even if it was from the man whom, at the time, I devoted my life to. I chose to share our story in hopes of empowering other women with the courage to make the same choice that I made, because out of fear, there are not many who do! “Jailbird”, as we’ll call him, is now serving a life sentence without the possibility of parole for the horrific crimes he committed against one of my children. We have triumphed over such tragedy and I hope that I have other opportunities to spread my message about child abuse and it’s effects so that other’s can triumph too!
My children and I have spent the last few years re-building our lives. As our healing continues, we try our best to put the past behind us and we carry on with our best foot forward!
First and foremost, I am the best mother that I can be! My children are my world and there is nothing I wouldn't do for them! I am so blessed to be able to stay at home with them, as I always have and I am grateful that I have had the ability to continue homeschooling them despite all of our challenges.
I am constantly trying to come up with ways to better manage my time and learning ways to be more frugal! I am obsessive compulsive when it comes to organizing and with 7 kids! When we know better...we do better. I have cloth diapered my last four children, but I have become obsessed with cloth diapers and more natural products since having Dove. For the past few years, I have tried so hard to make better choices for my family. From eating healthier foods, to living a more natural life. We no longer vaccinate, we decided not to circumcise Dove, we do not use harsh skin care products, in fact, after learning more about what's in baby shampoo, soap, lotion and even baby wipes I can say none of those products have ever touched my youngest child. I make our own natural soaps and cleaners. I enjoy reading, crafts, games, bonfires, camping, walks, bike riding and spending time with friends. I love spending time with my beautiful family, willing to do just about anything with them...although, I can never seem to make enough time to do what I love the most! When the time is right, I will pursue a career outside of our crazy hectic home, but for now my concentration is remaining at home with them until they are a little older so that I am able to do that. In the meantime, I have hopes to pursue public speaking and to start a foundation to help other women who walk in my shoes.