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Meet our family

Updated: Jan 7, 2019

Read on to meet the hubs and kids!

Christmas 2018

We are The Atypical Family

That picture was a miracle. It has been years since I was able to get a family photo, let alone get everyone to wear matching clothes!

James, aka Dad

Meet my husband, James. We've been married almost 19 years. He served in the military for 20 years and honorably retired. He now works as an office associate for the local school system. He was diagnosed as an adult with ADHD. He takes medication to help manage it, mostly because it would end in our divorce if he didn't. LOL! Seriously though, the difference on meds and off meds are huge for him! He loves video games and watching videos on his phone.

Isaac, aka Big Brother

Our oldest son; the one who made me a mother. He is now 13 and was diagnosed with ADHD when he was 6. He is smart, witty, and can accomplish anything he sets his mind to. He started playing drums in 6th grade and he is pretty awesome at it! I am his number one fan in all things he tries. He recently started hunting with my dad and on his first day, he killed a turkey. More on that later. This boy right here is going places...he has a bright future ahead of him and he makes me proud everyday.

Elijah, aka Baby Boy

Our youngest baby boy and last child...ever! He is now 8 and was diagnosed with SPD (sensory processing disorder) when he was 6. He is also identified as intellectually gifted. We are currently going through evaluations to find out if he has anything else going on with the SPD. He is so funny, smart, and keeps us on our toes. There isn't a day he doesn't surprise us with his wit and humor. He is like a man trapped in a boy's body. He, too, has a bright future ahead of him and I can't wait to see what he becomes.

Marlena, aka Mom/Mama

I'm Mom...I feel like I'm the glue that holds everyone together. I am not diagnosed with ADHD or SPD or anything like that, but I do have an autoimmune disorder. I will get to that more later. I am an educator in the local school system. I also run a small business on the side that is a hobby for me. That is my escape from it all.


Thank you for joining me on this journey as I write about raising my two exceptional boys, and maybe my husband too, while I try to maintain my own sanity.


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