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Lately it’s been difficult to find the happy when I am trying to keep the peace, learn new parenting techniques to work with my son Aj and keep my youngest entertained when he has about a 15 minute length of attention span. I can’t complain, I do have three amazing children and even now with my boyfriend and I living together, I have added two other children to my crew and it is wonderful. We are a family of seven every other weekend and the rest of the time our family is down to five being here. It’s such a great feeling to have a big family, we all love each other so much and work well together.


Board games are something we use to connect and pass the time. One thing I missed doing, is dancing, when my three munchkins were smaller we would always be found with music blasting and dancing together around the living room. Recently I decided to bring music and dancing back into our lives, it has proven much success. My son Aj really has even danced with me with a smile upon his face!


I just love spending time with my children, all five of them, sure some may say since I’m not married to my boyfriend we are not a family or since we are not blood related – we are not a family. That is absurd to me, I was raised with so many non-blood relatives that it comes natural to me that family is people coming together as family with or without blood relation.

Family at Wellwood Orchards

My friend, Sheila likes to joke about needing a family tree when she visits because over at my Dad’s place there are often people there I call Uncle that are not my “relatives” but I consider them family as they do me too.

One thing I am learning as my children get older is this; they can drive you absolutely crazy mad in one moment but the next turn around and make your heart melt. I love that being a parent means that it’s easier to find love, feel love and just be happy. I love being a Mom, it really brings me so much joy and I am blessed to have met such an amazing man who has shared his life with me too.

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Written by brandyellen

Brandy is a born and raised New Hampshire resident who loves being a Mom to three wonderful children. When Brandy isn't writing, she is working part time as an Administrative Assistant. Author, with her daughter, of Positive Girl - The Power of Your Thoughts Question about this post or something found within it? Read my Disclosure Policy as well as Terms of Use.

This article has 2 comments

  1. Mellisa (6 comments)

    What a great mom you are!! I can only imagine how stressful times can get with so many kiddo’s in the house but kudos to you for trying to find ways you guys can have fun together.

  2. Rosey (1066 comments)

    I love kids in the house! The more the merrier. :) We’re down to two (out of four) and I miss the older ones all of the time. In fact, I now miss the grandbaby too, and she’s never even lived here, but she lives in a different state. :(

    I don’t do well w/the half-empty nest syndrome. I shutter to think when the last one grows up and goes and the house is sans children. Thank goodness it’s going to be awhile.

    I like your family picture that’s up. :)

    And hurrah for dancing!