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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!


  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.

  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")

  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!

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

  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 :)


  6. Have a very happy Mother's Day.

  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.

  8. Happy Mother's Day!!
    Newest follower! Hope you can stop by and follow me!

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

    Happy Mothers Day!:0)

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

  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...
    Full of it...


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