About This Blog

Welcome to my blog. My name is Terri (aka Thecoolmom) and I live in Texas with my husband (Thecooldad) and children and a house full of books. There's scarcely a dull moment around here, although I occasionally wish for one. I have 10 children with 7 of them still living at home.

My eldest daughter Spitfire lives in a nearby town. She's married to  Gunlover. They have two daughters, Jewel and Bunny, a son, Tactile, and have a new baby on the way. Princess lives in OK and paints and attends college. Conundrum is currently in college in OK and stays pretty busy with that and his photography. Bookaddict is nearly always either reading or writing. Guitarzan likes guitars, exotic instruments, and creating music on the computer.  Horsecrazy likes art, working with younger kids and loves anything to do with horses. Slither fascinated by snakes and lizards. Ladybugloves reading and drawing and making jewelry. Ribbit loves frogs, and likes to read and play on the computer. Sweetpea is 3 and is busy going everywhere and exploring everything.

I am interested and involved in homeschooling, singing, writing, sewing, cooking, teaching, learning, public speaking, and collecting quirky quotes. When I have the time and inclination I also knit, crochet, cross stitch, and I have even been known to do needlepoint now and then. I would like to learn to paint in watercolors and to make quilts. Both are on my to-do list for this year.

I started this blog as a way to document the changes I'm making in my life. I'm setting out to make substantial changes in my body, my home, and my day-to-day life. I have had a number of major events in the last couple of years that have caused me to step back and assess my life and try to pin down just exactly who I am and how I want to live.

In the course of this documentation, you may find my own musings, diet and exercise information I stumble across, recipes, pictures of projects I've completed, book reviews, homeschooling tips, fun facts, quirky quotes or thoughts for the journey.