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Motherhood - 32 years worth...

Beginning  my post with a quote from Mark Twain seemed appropriate...


"My mother had a great deal of trouble with me, but I think she enjoyed it." 


Being the mother of 11 children, there's been over 32 years of trouble and fun. In celebration of Mothers Day I wanted to give some fun statistics about what I've been up to...



  • Morning sickness - 6 1/2 years
  • Being pregnant - 8 years
  • Labor and delivery - 82 hours
  • Breast feeding - 5 1/2 years
  • Changing diapers - 24 years
  • Teenagers - 26 years 
  • Kids birthday parties - 190 
A few additional facts:


Dot was born in 1979 - girl
Rosebud born 1981 - girl
Lulu born 1983 - girl
(at this point, I began to wonder if I would ever have a son...silly me!)
Beaver born 1985 - boy
Bogie born 1987 - boy
Chip born 1989 - boy
Woody born 1990 - boy
Nails born 1991 - boy
( had a bit of a rest)
Joka  born 1996 - girl
Tatty born 1997 - girl
Buster born 1998 - boy

Ever since I was a little girl, all I wanted to do was be a mother and wife.  In fact, my friends in High School would tease me about it.  I guess you could say I got what I wanted!

Here is a video clip I hope you enjoy...Happy Mothers Day!


11 comments:

  1. Wow, that's a lot of things. Wonder how my mother in law would compare with you. She also had ll children. 5 boys, a girl, a boy then 4 girls.
    You are so blessed that you were able to have so many children.

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  2. We have boys the same age. :) Mine will turn 20 on August 3rd.
    I think it's cute the way they all have nicknames. We call Nathan "NateyBop" (or occasionally "NayNay" or "NateMeister")

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  3. Karen and Michele,
    Thanks for stopping by and leaving comments! I am so grateful to have such good friends as you both are! Happy Mothers Day!

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  4. Happy, happy Mother's Day to you....eleven times over!!! HOPE you have the most blessed of days....by the way...I'm a mother to one...but she was born the same year as your first one...1979!!!

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  5. Oh wow! that is amazing :) well I hope you have a fantastic Mother's Day!!

    New follower- thank you for stopping by my blog :)

    Lily

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  6. Have a very happy Mother's Day.

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  7. Happy mothers day!!! You sure have a lot to celebrate. I'm your newest follower, following back from over at La Bella Vita. Thanks for following and checking out my page btw.

    I'm sure 11 kids is a handful.

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  8. Happy Mother's Day!!
    Newest follower! Hope you can stop by and follow me!
    http://RiseAboveYourLimits.blogspot.com/

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  9. Hi! Following you from F.M.B.T!
    Hope you visit me and return the
    follow!:0)

    Happy Mothers Day!:0)

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  10. A busy Mother you are ... my baby boy was born 1979...my oldest Craig was 1974 ...Happy Mother's Day Becky Jane....

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  11. Your newest follower from voiceboks, and all I can say is...WOW. 11 kids! That's impressive. I can barely keep it together with two! I MUST find out your secret...
    Gina
    Full of it...

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