a confused mess; hodgepodge; jumble.

My name is Karen and I am blessed to be the mom of four amazing kids. This is Jessica, Abigail, Jacob, and Ashley. Yes… my poor little man is all alone in this world of women!! Ha! They range from 21-6. Our journey has been full of about every drama you can imagine. We’ve dealt with divorce, job loss, and health issues that led to the loss of their father in May 2017. Their father’s death rocked our family to the core as I try to help them cope with their father’s death and try to rebuild a new solid foundation. We are fortunate enough that the benefits from my ex-husband (the kids’ dad) have allowed me to stay home. And honestly, there is no way I could be here for them and work. It’s too exhausting mentally and emotionally. I’d have to be committed or be wearing an orange jumpsuit. I keep repeating to myself that orange is not my color… orange is not my color…) This blog is about that mishmash we call life. These are the things I have learned, am trying to learn, or I am trying to forget. The topics could range anywhere from cooking, to cleaning, to budgeting, to saving money, to organization, and everywhere in between. My biggest hope is that we all will have the ability to open up and share freely. I have come to realize that no one, especially me, is perfect and we all have struggles and need help and that it is ok to not have a “Pinterest perfect” life.  To me, getting your kids feed is far more important than making sure it’s gourmet every time.   Feel free to contact me at Karen@themishmahsmommy.com I look forward to hearing from you!
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