I'll just add a *ditto* to what mumm wrote, and also a giant THANK YOU!!! Because it was through Lex's blog that I found this forum, which has been such a huge relief for me. Thank you, sincerely.
Awww, you guys are so sweet. Thanks for the warm welcome. My life has been insanely full, and I've been trying to keep it off the internet, but I have missed you all and this community very much. My partner and her two daughters (ages 4 and 7) moved in with me (and my four sons: now ages 3, 5, 9 and 9) in January, so, yeah: lots of changes, LOTS of kids!
Mindfully mothering SIX kids (ages 5, 6, 8, 9, 11 & 11) in a small house with a lot of love.
Another vote for P-town (and Truro). We won't be able to make it for Family Week this year, but I hope our family will be unofficial Family Week participants another year.
lexbeach, it's great to see you posting! It was through this forum that I found your blog and learned so much through reading your honest and heart-full sharing. Your writing helped me reflect on, in a day to day way, how to explore and continually evolve in being the mama I want to be--a mama who is true to herself, lives her values, laughs a lot, loves big, and isn't afraid to make changes. Although I don't you personally, I count you as one of my parenting inspirations. And I've done some crafts that I never would have done without your blog.