About Me

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I am a wife of over 22 years, mother to eight. I have been blogging since 2006 “unofficially” but officially with the intent to use my blog as a source of income since late 2009/early 2010.

Where We Live

My family and I live in a small town in Nova Scotia, Canada. We formerly lived in the Chicago suburbs for 20 years. We lived on a 16 acre farm for three years about an hour from Chicago. Yes, there is acreage available in the suburbs of Chicago, you just gotta know where to look! ;) I grew up in the country and it took my husband many years before he was even open to the idea of moving to a more rural area, but that’s because we found something still close to civilization…you should see where we’ve looked for land! We are now in search of our forever home/farm…so stay tuned!

My Family

Husband of over 22 years – sports enthusiast, the source of humor in our home, fun and a great dad/husband.

Bobbie is our oldest daughter in her teens. Her bio is listed under the writers tab.

“B” is our second oldest and also a teen. She’s a great helper, loves to read, cook, bake and spend time with our horse, whether she’s riding, grooming or giving him treats she’s a happy girl.

“O” is our third daughter. She’s our “Amelia Bedilia”. She has not grown up quite so fast as her older sisters but is quickly catching up! She is her brothers confidante, loves horses and is the little ones’ playmate. She loves to bake, read, go to the barn to be with our horse and the other horses boarded there.

“JR” is our oldest son who loves to work with his hands, take things a part and build new things. He is our chief instigator and lawnmower. He has a great sense of justice and is a sensitive young boy.

“JAG” is our second oldest son who is an entertainer, rock star wannabee. He’s very high maintenance, ‘nough said.

“Blondie” is our baby girl who is a girly-girl with a tom-boy spin, being smack dab in the middle of four boys will do that. She is very focused.

“Nook” is our sweet little boy who likes things a certain way and loves to help.

“Jr.” is our youngest son who delights and terrorizes all of us. He is at the stage where he is exploring and getting into everything and anything! He loves to be outside with his siblings!

Here’s my crew (old photo!):


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  1. Faythe@GMT says:

    Hi Teresa,

    I was leaving comment love tonight, and was looking for a way to sign up to get email updates?
    Do you have that available for your blog?

    thanks in advance!
    hugs, Faythe @GMT

  2. Hi Faythe,

    I do have a subscribe widget now! It’s on the sidebar right at the top! Thanks so much for bringing that to my attention! I am still learning here. I’ll email you too so you’ll know that I did respond to your question.


  3. Shash says:

    Hi! you found your way to my Canada Travels blog but I wasn’t sure if you knew about my family blog or not. It’s always WONDERFUL to find another Canadian, a Christian Canadian who believes in large families, is even better!!

    Thanks for dropping me a note. I subscribed via email.

    Here’s my family site: Shasher’s Life
    Travel blog: This CDN Travels

    Nice to meet you too.

  4. Thank you for dropping by my blog! I just took a quick peek, leaving comments on a couple of your family blog’s posts. Love the look of your blog!

  5. Kathy Baker says:

    It was fun catching up on your family. I planted two tomato plants in two pots. We hope they do well. That’s the extent of my gardening! Hope you are feeling well….take care of yourself! Love, kathy

  6. Hi Kathy!

    Glad you had time to stop by and catch up. I am behind this week though. Just too much going on and too much on my mind that my focus has been elsewhere.

    Good for you for getting tomato plants planted!

    Feeling as well as I have been for this pregnancy.

    Thanks for dropping by!