Quote ~ from the movie Parenthood

Grandma: "You know, when I was 19, Grandpa took me on a roller coaster. Up, down, up, down. Oh, what a ride! I always wanted to go again. You know, it was just so interesting to me that a ride could make me so frightened, so scared, so sick so excited and so thrilled all together! Some didn't like it. They went on the merry-go-round. That just goes around. Nothing. I like the roller coaster. You get more out if it."

A Little More About Me

I've been with hubby, the Director, also known as the Principal and the Mad Scientist for 29 years, married 23 of them.  We have 5 fabulous experiments, also known as children.  They range in age from adults to little ones, 3 girls sandwiched by a boy on either end.  Our formula for life is (S+A) x G = Flynn7 {(Sean + Angi) x God = Flynn7}.

I’m blessed to have amazing and extremely talented parents and siblings, remarkable in-laws and some fabulous friends.   I couldn’t ask for better family or friends.  I am grateful for them all.

God has always been apart of my life.  I strive to live my life in accordance to the Five “Ps” of Married Life –first P = Prayer - God, second P = Person - myself (I must be spiritually, physically and mentally healthy to be the best version of myself in order to serve my family, friends and community.), third P = Partner - the Mad Scientist, fourth P = Parent - the Experiments and the fifth P = Provider – my work (running the house, schooling, income etc.).   I must admit I often fall short but I’m continually striving to do everything according to God’s will and for His glory!

My experience consists of lots and lots of on the job training, a fair amount of successes as well as failures or learning from my mistakes.  I have been a mother for 20 years and been homeschooling since Oldest was born.  I have tried numerous parenting and schooling methods and have finally found that school doesn't have to be fun all the time it, just has to be done and mean mom approach (You know the kind, she insists that you do your school work, chores, have manners, behave and be respectful even if other kids don't or their will be a negative consequence for your action.  The kind of mom I had.) work best in our home.  I don't ever profess to know it all, I only share my thoughts and experiences in hopes of helping others on this wonderful journey called life.