I have six kids total but my oldest two are actually grown now and living on their own. My husband (I refer to him as J in my blog), and I have four kids together and they still very much live at home, which is why my life is busy and chaotic, my hair is typically a hot mess, I rarely wear make up, and you'll most likely always see a spit up stain or two on my stretch pants.
Bo's (our only girl) is 16, Mae Mae is 13, Peanut is 10 (and the inspiration behind my blog's name) and Seanie Mac is 4. I use nicknames a lot to somewhat protect our privacy, although I'm sure we aren't all that hard to find (but I promise you we aren't really all that interesting either so please save your time and energy on something more useful and exciting).
I'm a storyteller at heart and would always have friends and family rolling on the ground laughing at my stories, and it's not uncommon to hear phrases like, "Your family should totally be on a reality show" because crazy stuff is always happening to us. I decided to start blogging so that I could keep track of our silly stories, funny memories, and hilarious mishaps.
You may have found me because of a recent viral blog post regarding my son's ninth birthday party where no one showed up: Parents Please Don't Forget to RSVP. I wish I could tell you the secret formula to going viral, but I still don't know. I wrote the post for my very small and loyal peanutlayne audience and never in my wildest dreams thought so many people would connect and want to share it. When I wrote the post, I was overcome by raw emotion over a very sad day for our family, and the post just sort of took on a life of its own.
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***If you're mailing me a product to review, or wish to send cards, letters or fan mail please email me directly to obtain a current address, as we've recently moved and no longer have an Oregon PO BOX anymore. I will hopefully have a new PO BOX in our new town/state soon. Thanks :)