Monday, September 8, 2014

Where have you been?

Where have I been?  I've been reevaluating my blog.  You see, the blog was created as a project.  This was to be a way to practice my writing and to keep my grammar skills semi decent.  I wanted to be able to have adult thoughts and hash them out in writing.  But what I did not want to do was to go controversial.  I do not want to get into politics.  I do not want to cause drama.

just want to share the joys, humor and drama of raising 7 kids.  I'm raising 2 boys who are sometimes lost in a sea of sisters.  I am dealing with some special needs but do not want to expose too much and embarrass my children.  I seem to be a minority.  Having 7 children isn't always that common.  But those that do have 7 tend to homeschool, I do not.  My children also do extracurricular activities.  We live in the middle of suburbia.  Basically my 7 are treated like a family of 2 kids, which presents it's own challenges.

In my effort to keep my blog posting frequent I had started to write posts in response to others.  I had started to write editorial style posts.  I had started to cover the dramas.  I had to step back to avoid going that direction.  I will start writing again but it will be less frequent than it was and will be related to our adventures in life.  There may be some opinions thrown in but only based on our experiences.

I will also keep my patterns and DIY seperate.  I will keep my reviews and recommendations separate as well.  I will share the blogs when I get them up.  There may be some reposting as I seperate things out.  Thanks for bearing with me.

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

The boy has a brother

That's right, in May we welcomed another boy to the family.  Induced, very reluctantly, a week early I gave birth to an 8 lb 10 oz baby.  I guess a week early was meant to be, imagine how big he would have been a week or 2 later.  I not only gave birth at the hospital this time but, for the most part, the midwife even managed to deliver him (though the nurse did do a lot).

I could change the subtitle to "mom to a pair of boys and their 5 sisters" or just go generic with "mom to more than a 6 pack (or half dozen?)"?  Or any other ideas?