Juggling marriage, kids, work, and college, she is taking on
the world one family crisis at a time. “Limitless” is not a description of her
super powers, it is her battle cry! She
can do it all! She might do it half asleep and with crazy hair, coasting on
fumes and caffeine, but do it she will because she takes this game called life seriously and even if she has to crawl over the finish line she’s getting
her participation ribbon, dammit. Her
philosophy: chaos must be tamed- follow the plan, people!
Herding this flock like a boss, he tackles it all. A true
domestic engineer, he’s the glue that holds this chaos together. He’s a hands-on, stay-at-home dad
extraordinaire, loving father of five, fabulous food fixer, and a mechanical
genius. He is the calm in the storm. He
has a serious aversion to calendars and lists. His philosophy: laid back living- it’ll all be fine, folks.
Atypically awesome, he embraces autism with grace and is
extremely tolerant of his neurotypical family. He is the only male in the young
herd, a brilliant sculptor of aluminum cans, lover of nature, and avid
gardener. All grown up, but forever our baby, he is pursuing a degree in
special education at the local university. He pops in here and there and gives
his momma a hug. His philosophy: stay
green, smile, help others – you’ll find true happiness.
Taking this world by storm, with a gift for slapstick and
improv, she is witty, comical, and incredibly nurturing. Though she is
resilient and tough, her soft side peeks through on a regular basis. Careful
now, she bites. She is wrapping up high
school and looking forward to working with kids in the mental health
field. Her philosophy: suck it up - you’ll get over it.
A gentle old soul, Fish is the true middle child. She is
strong and determined, but flexes with the winds of change. She pokes fun at
life, but her wit will catch you off guard.
She is incredibly creative, draws beautifully, and has a love affair
with fabric. She is swimming her way through high school and is planning a
career in fashion and art. Her philosophy: just coat it in chocolate- it’s all
Rough Stuff is quiet and reserved, but assertive. She is
sensitive, but tough as nails. She is a brilliant artist, collector of all
things monkey, and a displaced Christmas elf. She celebrates Christmas year ‘round. She is generous and loving and her laugh is
contagious. She aspires to be an artist. Her philosophy: just sing a Christmas
carol- it’s never too early.
Singing her way through this big crazy world, Little Bean is
the baby of the herd. She is a Super
Girl, complete with cape and super powers. She is loving and full of laughter,
expressive and enthusiastic, always the star of the show. Her philosophy: add
jazz hands- life is all about the flair.
The size of a small pony, strong-willed and noble, he is the
dog-guardian of the herd. Rescued by two strong and dedicated firefighters from
the house fire, he has chronic lung disease and a persistent cough. He takes
his job here very seriously, patrolling with an uplifting bark (no, seriously-
it lifts him right off the ground) and sleeping with one eye open, right in the
doorway. His philosophy: just chill out, people- not everything is
worth your energy.
Four guinea pigs share the home- one for each young member of the herd. (Because we're batshit crazy 'round here and adding more animals seemed like a good idea.) Their philosophy: fresh veggies- they're worth wheeking about.