One Perfect Day.

It’s Spring Break week here at FullPlate Manor.  We are working on knowing our limits though, and it is beyond my ability right now to plan a vacation and execute in any sort of successful way.  So, we all decided to stay home and just be.  Changes are coming.  Week after next Dolly will roll […]

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A Day in the Life.

I work outside the home part-time.  When I’m at work, FPD is home and vice versa.  I also own a small business, so when I am at home, I spend my time juggling the kids and answering emails, Facebook messages, etc related to both the business and adoption.  My days inside the home are a […]

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The Family Tree.

Sometimes there are moments with the kids where I purposely don’t take pictures, where I want to just be present, and not be behind the camera.  Decorating the tree is one of those times.  I have no pictures of it.  Ever.  Not one.  Decorating the tree is a sacred event.  Nothing interrupts it. Each of […]

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Fitness with the Fine 9.

{note: the opinions in this post are strictly my own and I have in no way been compensated for this review} When you’ve got nine children, it’s really easy to fall into a bad routine.  I’m in the car chauffeuring them here and there a lot, which creates opportunities for some majorly bad food choices. […]

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Here and Gone.

It’s T minus two hours until Dolly and I head to the airport to get on a flight that will take us to Boston to meet with some of the best pediatric heart folks in the world.  I’m happy, sad, grateful, stressed and super tired.  It has been a long week.  The boys, minus Mighty, […]

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