I am a stay at home mom to three girls and a boy.  I am married to my best friend and adventure buddy.  We take great pleasure (not!) in moving often and have lived in 5 states and 9 towns in the 11+ years we’ve been married.

I run on caffeine, chocolate, and yoga.  I love dragging my kids out to the mountains for a hike and have been known to occasionally enter a 5k.  My favorite hobby is sewing and my kitchen table is usually covered in fabric and patterns.

I currently go to the School of Hard Knocks and learn from Professors Elbow-Grease and Reality.  I hold degrees in Parenting Firsthand and DIY Medicine.  My philosophy is if there’s no blood or broken bones and you’re still alive at the end of the day, we’ve won at our job.

I use this blog to chronicle our misadventures in parenting, write about some of the funnier things our kids have said and done, and even share some of my hard-won insights on parenting.