People are always asking how do I do it? How do I handle a 13, 11, 9, 5, and 4 year old daughter and a 7 year old and 15 month old son? So I decided to start a Facebook page titled, “Keeping it all together with 7 kids”, that describes our daily adventures and a blog. Managing multiple children isn’t easy, especially when they’re involved in activities. Four of my daughters dance with Fusia, a pre-professional dance company in the Stroudsburg area. The same four, are part of X-Cel’s performance team. This gym is also in Stroudsburg. The three big girls are home cyber schooled, the two middle kids attend a waldorf charter school, another attends a church preschool and the baby is still at home. I’m fortunate to be able to be a stay at home mom. We’re just making it financially, but I haven’t had to go back to work, yet…. My husband and I have been married for 14 years and never really talked about having a lot of kids, it just kind of happened!

Whenever I looked for support from other large family pages, websites, blogs etc. I was always disheartened by how perfect their families appeared. Children that never fought, spouses that never argued, a perfect picture of a large group of people holding hands and singing kumbaya. That is not my family reality. Don’t get me wrong, we love one another very much ,but when you have nine personalities combined with teen/ tween mood swings, topped off with typical little kid meltdowns, things can get a little hairy! I will post the good, the bad and the ugly! see you soon!

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