About Me

Well, let’s just deal with the elephant in the room and get that out of the way first, shall we?

Most people want to know the story behind the whole “two sets of twins” thing so if you want all the gory details, go read this post

Or I can give you the cliff notes version right here….

My husband, Tim, and I struggled with infertility and ended up having to go the IVF route.   We were blessed to finally conceive our 1st set of twins, Cole and Bella, on our 3rd IVF cycle. 

Cole and Bella, age 6

After enduring three miscarriages, a total of four IVF cycles and maxing out our home equity line of credit, we decided our reproductive career (as I liked to refer to it) was done.  D-O-N-E.  Figuring God intended us to be a little family of four, we went on with our lives. 

And then, three months later….I got pregnant with our 2nd set of twins, Garrett and Landon, spontaneously without any medical intervention or conscious effort on our part.  Yeah, it was quite shocking, to say the least.

Landon and Garrett, age 4

There’s still part of the story that I have yet to reveal but will come to light soon enough if I can ever finish the damn book I’ve been working on for the last 7 years, which tells our story in its entirety.

Giving birth to four kids in a two-year period…it’s pretty obvious that God has a bizarre sense of humor.

The gang
Okay, now that that’s out of the way…

I’m Helene and I’m so glad you’ve stopped by my blog, where I chronicle the amusing adventures of motherhood and marriage, with a heavy dose of comedy and sarcasm.  It’s how I deal, people.

In my former life, I used my higher education to help others, primarily children.  I loved my career as a Program Director for a private foster family agency, which was extremely rewarding.

After having my children, I decided to stay home with them and that’s when my higher education went out the window.   Suddenly, I had no clue what I was doing…which became pretty evident when I found myself sitting outside their bedroom door one night wondering if I was creating future serial killers by letting them cry it out.

Here are a few other things you should know about me:

v  I’m the first to admit that I’ll never be “Mother of the Year” material.  Motherhood is a continual work in progress.  And I’m constantly failing.  The important thing is to remember to laugh at yourself…and to save lots of money for your kids’ future therapy sessions.

v  I’m a proud PPD survivor.  PPD kicked my ass but with a little therapy and a lot of Wellbutrin, I gave it a fierce ass-kicking right back.  Even though it was a very dark time in my life, I’m always happy to share my experience with others, especially if it helps even just one person prevail through her ordeal.

v  While I do know how to be sensitive and respectful, I’m a “tell it like it is” type of person.  I’m not one to sugarcoat anything, much to the dismay of my husband.

So, that’s me…in a nutshell.  And now you probably know more than you wanted to.

I figure that if the children are alive when my husband gets home at the end of the day, I've done my job.

----Roseanne Barr

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