1. How long have you been a Mom? Wow. 14 years!
  2. How many children call you Mommy? Well, five all together (maybe even six – yeah, no. Not pregnant. See this post.) Two are my biological children.
  3. Girl? Boy? or both?: 4 girls (5 if you include the extra) and 1 boy. Biologically I was blessed with 1 boy, 1 girl.
  4. Did you know what you were having? Yes, both times. I always swore if I ever did it again, I wouldn’t find out because I have my boy and my girl. That’s not happening now. LOL
  5. How old were you when you became a Mom? 21 and 25
  6. How long were you in labor? The first time was about 8-10 hours which resulted in a completely natural birth (against my wishes!) and the second time was only like an hour or so plus epidural – wonderful!
  7. What’s your favorite thing about being a Mom? Wow. I’m not even sure I can answer a favorite thing. I guess its just having them in my life. Knowing I am someones mother. Hearing them call me mom and tell me I’m the best mom ever. Those things combined.
  8. What’s your least favorite thing? Teenagers. That about sums it up. LOL
  9. Do you want more kids? Nope, I’m all done. And perfectly content.

Do you plan on having more soon? No.

  1. How many times have you been pee’d on? I have actually never been pee’d on, but the B & R’s father has! LOL Too many times to list.
  2. Barfed on? Gosh I couldn’t even answer this. I guess an estimated 15-20 times but that’s counting spit up barf from little babies.
  3. Is your child named after anyone? Ryan is not. Brielle’s middle name is Marie and it was after my great grandmother, so I guess yes.
  4. How did you come up with their name? Ryan’s father named him – it was the only boy name he really had an experience with (the only kid he’d ever met was named Ryan @@) Brielle was named by me, and the name was given to me by a friend who knew I wanted my daughter named something unique that would work with Brie (Brianna and Brianne had been done too much). I fell in love with the name and told NOBODY what I was naming her until I put it on the birth certificate. I’m so glad I did. She’s such a Brielle.
  5. When your child gets in trouble, who is the bad guy? Well, that would be me. Mike likes to be their comedy entertainment almost 24-7. Of course he also works nights and sleeps days so he doesn’t really experience the bad stuff.
  6. What is the longest you have been away from your children? A whole summer – six weeks. They had to go visit their father. I hated it, they hated it. It hasn’t repeated itself since.
  7. Bedtime routine?

8:00pm-9:00pm Eat snack or dessert, brush teeth, get pj’s on, get papers signed for school,
9:00pm They go back to their rooms, pick up trash, toys and other stuff and then read.
9:30pm The younger two turn their light off and go to bed. (yeah right!)
10:00pm The older three turn their light off and go to bed.

  1. Are your toes painted?

Not right now, no.

  1. Last movie you saw in the theater? Wow. I cannot even actually remember. We have an extensive DVD collection and mostly buy them and watch them when they come out on DVD. I seriously cannot remember – maybe some kids movie?
  2. One thing you will not give up just because you’re a mom? My “me” time. I love reading, writing, scrapbooking, hanging out with my girlfriends, etc. I’m lucky now because my kids are older – it was a lot harder when they were younger!
  3. One thing you did give up now that you’re a mom: Late nights, the bar scene,
  4. Best Mom perk: Always having someone to laugh with, hang out with and have fun with!
  5. Snack, you sneak bites from your child? Probably ice cream. LOL
  6. When the kid is napping, you are: My kiddo’s are FAR away from the napping stage so we can go with while they are outside playing or watching a favorite TV program – I use that time usually to prepare meals, get some cleaning and organizing done, scrapbooking and writing – almost always writing.
  7. Where is your child(ren) now? All five (and six) are at school.
  8. Favorite place to buy maternity clothes? Well, back when I was buying maternity clothes, I really liked Motherhood and JCPenney.
  9. If I could do it over…I wouldn’t change a single thing that has gotten me to this point. God is with me and helping me grow and learn from every mistake I’ve ever made.
  10. Did it turn out the way you expected? Sort of. I always dreamed of a huge family, I just thought I was going to have them all my own. LOL I got the big family and didn’t have to do the birthing stuff – but still get to raise them, love them and grow with them!

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