Surviving and Thriving with Five Kids

Surviving and Thriving with Five Kids

I have a ton of kids. I have spent thousands on diapers and wipes alone. Every cent was worth it.  My crazy little humans are all so different and special, just like yours!

Milhon (Mil-lohn) is my only girl. At 16, her friends apparently are more intelligent than I am. She's a good kid who loves to help with her baby brothers for about 30 minutes a day before she hides. I am also blocked on all forms of social media by this angel. Don't worry, I have a fake profile as a cute teenage boy and I follow her posts like a crazed fan to make sure she isn't getting into trouble. Many of my prayers were answered when her boyfriend moved to Hawaii. 

Jason is my middle son who is just about as sweet as they come. He is so obsessed with Pokemon, and Roblox that I feel like I'm not his best friend anymore. This too shall pass. He desperately needs braces. I've already tried Invisalign, which after almost $10k he forgot to wear or simply lost them…like they were free. I have a bit of a breakdown every time I see his crooked little smile. Jason is a tree hugger and a beautiful spirit.  

Mick (3), Maddie (2), and Moses (1).  I wanted one more and they kept coming like popcorn.

Mick is a hell cat and the baby boss. His smile melts my heart and saves him from thousands of trips to time out every day. His voice is a mix of a cartoon character and Spongebob. I can't help but adore this kid, he's a stage 98 clinger and demands tons of attention.

Maddie is a sweet boy who desperately wants to be well behaved, but Mick's influence proves too strong most days. Maddie suffers from middle baby syndrome. He always asked to be held and likes to sneak in my bed at night. I happily oblige as I love reconnecting with him to ensure him that I'm just as much his mommy as I am the others'. I'm still trying to figure out why the teenagers call him Rick.

Moses is just starting out. I'm a bit nervous that he and Mick are kindred spirits and I will probably be screaming for years to come.

I ended up with a gaggle of children and I couldn't be more in love with each and every one of them. It is definitely a task juggling being a mom, working, cleaning house, my personal life, friends, relationships, and schedules! I think doing it all makes life more interesting. My hands, my heart, and my house are FULL!

Leave a comment and tell me about your kids!

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