We are a large, blended family of nine. I have four children from a previous marriage, my boys are Nick and Ryan and my girls are Jenna and Mia Grace. My wonderful husband James came to me with two boys, Michael and Chris. And together, we have a little girl, Avery, who is totally spoiled by everyone. We have a loud, somewhat crazy house outside of Austin, where my husband works as a fireman. I am your typical suburban mom, trying to raise a family without losing my mind. Some days, I can pull off the illusion, some days not so much. We try to live a healthy, organic lifestyle. It isn't as hard or as expensive as people think. James and I think that it is about prioritizing what is important and setting aside the time and money for those things.