Welcome! My writing covers a range of my passions – family, motherhood, technology and sharing life authentically.
My other half and I have been married for over 15 years and have been parents for almost as long. A whole two months after we got married I became pregnant with our first child – while the hubs was still in college, mind you. And that, friends, is when all of the craziness began.
We have five kiddos – three who came to us the old fashioned way, and two we adopted from Africa in 2011. That gave us 5 kids, 5 years old and younger, in our first 6 of marriage – thus the blog’s name. I bet you saw that one coming.
I have bipolar disorder, AKA manic depression, which I write about from time to time. Thankfully I have a great doctor, effective medications and a super understanding family. The first four years we had kids in school, I homeschooled them, but when our youngest was starting kindergarten, we moved to a new town and put everyone in public school. This year I backed off of my web design business and began recruiting again. I’m really enjoying it, but it has definitely forced me to hone my time management and organization skills. Thankfully, I LOVE to organize. Unfortunately, I don’t love to implement. I’m working on it.
Currently, I have a Coton de Tulear, though one day I dream of having a field full of llamas of my very own. And a hired hand to take care of them.
So, thanks for visiting! I hope while you’re here you laugh, maybe learn something and if depression is a part of your story, know that there are others who walk the same road.