About Me

About Me!

• I am Mom to 3 teenagers: boy/girl twins who are 18 and a 17-year old daughter. They are my favorite people and without them I would be very boring indeed. They keep me on my toes and on my knees.
• I am a Senior Adjunct Professor and freelance writer.
I’m a deep thinker who regularly has to work at improving my sense of humor! I’m the girl in the room who waaaay over-thinks a joke. I’ll get it about a half hour later – if at all!
• To make up for my natural tendency to view life seriously, and to overcompensate for my slow sense of humor, I act silly at home. Really silly. Okay, my oldest daughter would say “weird”.
• My favorite book? The Bible. I am covered in His grace.
• I think libraries, snail mail, and hand-written notes are still cool.
• Taking photos is a favorite hobby. When the kids were little, I was an avid scrapbook-er. Now I’m Shutterfly’s best customer.
• Reading is a joy. I’m a non-fiction reader…pen, highlighter and post it notes in hand!
• I’m a bit of a national news addict.
• Grateful to be an American – I am especially grateful to the service men and women who defend and protect my family’s freedom.
• Thank you for reading this last line and for visiting my blog! I appreciate it very much! 🙂

107 thoughts on “About Me

  1. msaudreyc says:

    hi, thanks for liking my blog which enabled me to find you (lol) you are my future as I have twin boy and girl and another younger girl. Can’t wait to get home and check out your blog later 🙂


  2. staceyweeks says:

    I’ve noticed your visits to my blog and have been encouraged by your “likes”. It’s been a delight to stop by yours tonight and read some of your thoughts. I anticipate visiting more often 🙂


  3. Roos Ruse says:

    I’m very glad to meet you. I helped raise sisters, but no daughters, but otherwise I think we’re instant friends with so much in common. I look forward to browsing your stories <3. Oh, and thank you for the follow! ❤


  4. Cheryl "Cheffie Cooks" Wiser says:

    Greetings from sunny Florida! Nice to meet you! I wanted to tll you I just chuckled when I read about your twins. I to have (Fraternal) Twins much younger; they’ll be 5 y.o. in a week! My other children are girl almost 11, boy 9. boy 7. They keep me laughing, guessing, crying and ready to pull my hair out at any given day! LOL I can relate! Cheryl


  5. YesterdayAfter says:

    Hi thank you so much for stopping by my Blog and for the Follow i will Follow back your is a fun and interesting blog I enjoyed what I have been reading so far! I hope that you enjoy my Art and creativity 🙂


  6. KD Manes says:

    Hi! Thanks so much for visiting my blog and for the “like”. I’m so glad it brought me here! As a Mom of three, I relate to your parenting stories, and also share many of your interests. Blessings, KD 🙂


    • Family to the 5 Power! says:

      Hi KD! Thanks for the visit and for saying hello! Your website is a blessing and I enjoy following you. I especially loved how you mention your godly parents in your “About Me”. You were so blessed to be raised in the faith. Looking forward to more of your posts. 🙂

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  7. Daphne says:

    So glad I came across your blog. I love the refreshing and positive feeling you give! I too am a non-fiction junkie, love to read and enjoy the simple things in life. I love seeing God shine through people and am very excited to follow your blog.


    • Family to the 5 Power! says:

      Your story and precious Lydia touched my heart when I discovered your blog. Thank you for coming over to mine and writing me a message. I always say if I’m doing “fiction” that means that I’m sitting in front of the TV! 🙂 Thank you for following.


  8. Dianne Thornton says:

    Thanks for stopping by Sweeter Than Honey! I saw the notification earlier today and wasn’t in a place where I could peruse your own lovely blog. But I’ve been waiting all day to do so. What a treat! We have several things in common! I have 15 ½ year-old boy/girl twins and a 14 year old daughter. 🙂 Life with teens is fast-paced … and tons of fun … albeit exhausting! I’m looking forward to learning more about you and your relationship with our precious Savior!


  9. ellenlit67 says:

    Hello and thank you again for nominating me for those awards. I actually nominated you, too. Of course you don’t have to do anything at all because you’ve been nominated already. I just love your blog and wanted to let you know! : ))


  10. realsomefoya says:

    Hi there. I am also a mom to three amazing kids…all boys, ages 10, 14, 16. Like you, I love the Lord, enjoy reading, and spending time with my family. (They are my favorite.) My husband is a part of the U.S. Army, and we are a proud military family, that also loves the privileges that come with being an American. I think you have a great blog. I can’t wait to see more.


    • Family to the 5 Power! says:

      First, my family and I sincerely thank your husband for his service to our country. We are grateful! I smiled when you wrote that spending time with your family is your “favorite”. I feel the same. Thanks for connecting :).


  11. stephreeves says:

    Thanks for stopping by my blog “That Senior Year” and for the follow. I will return the favor as you appear to have a lot to say that would be good for me! I hope you stop by my place often and comment when you can. I appreciate it! Blessings on your endeavors.


  12. motherhendiaries says:

    Thank you so much, Mama Duck, for visiting my blog and for the follow! It as always a pleasure to meet a fellow feathered friend who shares similar wholesome values. Your blog looks great, and I am looking forward to reliving the “raising teenager” years through your eyes. Mine are now grown and married… How I miss the glorious chaos!


  13. Becky says:

    I like handwritten notes too 🙂 I also like computer written notes on my blog…thank you so much for stopping by my blog and deciding to join me on my journey. It’s an honor to have you follow along. Your life sounds like an adventure, keep looking for the good things!
    Thanks again,


  14. Uncle Spike says:

    Hello newest Spikey! I know, a bit corny, eh, but that’s the term that has come to stick for those folk who are part of the clan known to be followers of Uncle Spike 🙂

    Thank you… I really appreciate that as I for one, know how many interesting and entertaining blogs are out there.

    My aim is to deliver an eclectic offering of posts, from my ‘point n shoot’ attempts at basic photography, to the sharing of my travel adventures over the decades, as well as day to day happenings here on the farm. Oh, plus a few observations on life as I see it, thrown in for good measure.

    My promise to you is not to be overbearing, just a couple of posts a day, maybe 3 at weekends if I have something special to share. But if you are at a loose end one day, maybe you’ll enjoy trawling through some of my older stuff too. I have added plenty of categories to help in said digging process.

    Thanks again and hope you have a great day…



  15. Ellie www.newcreationsministries.wordpress.com/ says:

    I am so happy to discover that you are following my blog! I so enjoy making my followers my friends, so you’ve gained another follower too. (I can tell by your brilliant smile that you are as beautiful on the inside as you are on the out.)

    I am also pleased to discover that you enjoy non-fiction because I just heard that my new book, targeted toward women’s bible studies and motivating women toward true health, is “Life’s Too Short to Eat Bad Cheese . . .” (nutritional and life lessons God teaches us) should be published around July. I should be making an initial announcement in a month or so. Please pray it is well received for God’s glory and not my own. Blessings,


  16. theywhoseek says:

    Thank you for following my blog. As a mother of three grown children and a grandmother to seven grandchildren I am still learning how to be better at both! It’s an ongoing process just as our life in Jesus is. Looking forward to reading more about you and your family. ~ Blessings ~


  17. covenantheirs says:

    Hello, Moma Duck! Thanks for liking my new blog and becoming a follower. Even though it’s a little late in my day, I am really enjoying reading your blog entries. I’ll be trying out some of those quick “yummy” recipes. I am a post-it junkie too, and I’m addicted to highlighting all my non-fiction spiritual formation books. Keep smiling….there are still a few good-doers out there. Glad I ran across one! I totally can relate to the lengthy online application process. Good luck in the job hunt. Blessings!


  18. sueBthefoodie says:

    Thank your for your visit and the follow. I enjoyed getting to know you via your About. Snail mail rules especially when it delivers a hand-written note on a little piece of stationary from a Grandmother especially when it contains a recipe ;). The beach is the place for me. Just wrote a poem about how the Sea Beckons to me. Perhaps you’d enjoy. Looking forward to browsing your site. -Cheers


    • Family to the 5 Power! says:

      Thank you for your comment! Always nice to hear from a fellow beach-lover! Yes, a nice piece of stationary with a recipe written on it would be lovely. Your poem is wonderful and the photos are gorgeous! I look forward to your future posts. 🙂


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