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Extreme Mom

Extreme Mom is my thought bubble on speakerphone. Matriarch extraordinaire of four extra-credit level children.
Proud member of the Parental Special Forces.That's like a Green Beret, but with more practical skills.

Gina is a winner of Top 25 Family Blogs by Moms - 2013

What's your favorite family tradition?

Probably when the kid are sooo uber excited about Christmas that they skillfully con me into lugging 10 oversized Rubbermaid totes out of the basement, tear through them like spider monkey's on crack- spilling what looks like the vomitus of Christmas past onto my kitchen floor... and leave.

Like clockwork.

Holiday tradition indeed. It's the thought that counts, right?

Did I mention my kids have ADHD?

What's the most challenging thing about being both a blogger and a mom?

Since I work outside the home as well and my children are teenagers, I'm going to have to go with- keeping food in the house (not necessarily cooking) and making sure everyone (all six butts) have clean underwear.

Final answer.

What's the most rewarding thing about being a mom?

Good question. Right now, I happen to be stuck in the unfortunate prickly hot purgatory phase called the teenage years.
Surprises like cards bearing I-love-you-ur-the-BEST-mommy scribbled in beautifully messy crayon, fistfuls of droopy dandelions and Frootloop necklaces have long been replaced with I-hate-you-everyone-else-gets-to-do-it and the notion that I cease to have a single firing brain cell and was born yesterday. Our home resembles Animal House and the only time the natives speak, the sentence begins with... Can I? or will you?

I eagerly look forward to the sunny day when my wild offspring becoming human-like again- sometime in their early twenties (I'm told) and hopefully gift me with the Holy Grail... grandbabies.


My responses may not be the delicious sugary box of chocolates you were expecting, but they are in fact, the truth, the whole truth and nothing but THE TRUTH... so help me God.

"Life is like a box of chocolates. You never know what you're gonna get." ~ Forrest Gump

If you were giving a commencement speech, what's one piece of advice you'd give to young women who want to include motherhood in their futures?

Gina Fenton

As you enter the theme park called Parenthood, leave all preconceived notions and expectations at the gate. Fasten your seatbelt and brace yourself for the ride of your life. The ups are so HIGH, you'll get to high-five God and the lows will have you kissing the ocean floor. Be prepared. Anything that can and will happen.
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