son who is a freshman in high school, my daughter who is in 4th grade, my step-daughter in 3rd grade, and my youngest son is in 1st grade. I am married to my high school sweetheart, after years of being apart, we got back together and have been married for 8 years. We have a blended family – my oldest and 2 youngest are “ours”, the two middle boys are “mine”, and the youngest girl is “his”. All of them, with the exception of my U.S. Marine, live with us. When I’m not shuffling kids from soccer, baseball, swimming, dance, tumbling, or girl scouts, I like to read, make candles, crochet, knit, and design blogs.