About SAHM

This is my life as I perceive it.  And as we all know, perception is reality.  Please understand that what I post is never meant to offend.  But there are no guarantees.  It's real life, right?

I've tried to blog before, but much like my ambition to exercise, it didn't last long. So alas, here we go.... again. Since I'm staying at home now with the boys I find myself confused. Confused because I seem to have tons of time on my hands and yet no time for a shower. While it sometimes seems monotonous to me, it's surely too entertaining not to share.

A bit about myself... I'm a 34 year-old RN turned SAHM (Stay At Home Mom).  I'm married to a modern day cowboy of sorts. Picture him as a cowboy minus the horse... and the hat.  Anyhow, we have three boys- J (7), D (5), and C (2.5). My eighteen-year-old nephew (we'll call him "L") also lives with us.  I'm out numbered 5 to 1. But understand this- I'm the queen of this castle. I'm unwavering in my battle against laundry, dinner, diapers, and baths. More often than not my house looks like someone turned it upside down and shook it. I'm clearly the underdog, but refuse to lose.

In July of 2012 my middle son, D, was diagnosed with Leukemia at the age of 4.  I will be posting some (not always) about this.  It is my life now.  It is my new "normal".  It is my job to advocate for him and thousands of other kids just like him.  The good, the bad, and the ugly... consider yourself warned... it won't always be pretty, but it will always be real.   

My entire family is from Kentucky- born and raised.  We love football and tailgating in the fall and basketball (of course) in the spring.  We also happen to frequent the track and bet on the ponies.  This hasn't moved us up the tax bracket yet, but we have bought lots of quality oats. 
We live on a farm in the heart of the Bluegrass.  We love it there.  The boys would much rather be kicking around in an old barn than stuck in front of video games any day (this does contribute to my losing battle with the laundry.... and the smell....). 

When we're not wrestling with the kids or working with cattle,  the hubs and I enjoy good drinks and great friends. 

Be patient with me.  I'm a work in progress and so is the blog.

Rebecca  (SAHM I Am)

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