Interests:family finances, holidays & seasonal fun, writing & blogging, fitness & healthy living, weight... more family finances, holidays & seasonal fun, writing & blogging, fitness & healthy living, weight loss, marriage & love, divorce & starting over, single moms, military moms, sports & athletics
My name is eL. and currently I am a stay-at-home, widowed, soon-to-be-remarried-to-the-greatest-man-alive mom and a writer. I have FIVE great kids who inspire many of my writings… they are also the inspiration for a lot of typos and the over use of the exclamation point at times, but I digress…
I am currently enrolled in the Wing It and Learn University of Parenting where my major is How To Pull Oneself Up by the Bootstraps with minors in both Wine Studies and the Ups and Downs of Relationships with Adults. I hope to complete my education in the next 12 years. All of that to say, I am not a professional and do not claim to be the World’s Greatest Mother. I am merely one harried mother with a laptop. I overshare, but what I have to say is honest – and honesty, in my opinion, is the beginning of good parenting.
I comment and post on a lot of different subjects here. I seem to have a lot of unwanted experience in a lot of difficult categories. I have been (almost) divorced, widowed by a car accident at a young age, been through single mom dating HELL, battled with depression, anxiety, and addiction, and am now a step-parent and matriarch of a family of seven. I hope that some of the crap I have had to deal with on this planet can be of help or comfort to others in similar situations.
I'm really happy to be here. Us mommies have to stick together.
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