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Filed Under (bloggity, day to day, Linky Linky) by Rachel on 09-03-2008
Ultimate Blog Party 2008

Welcome one and all to the Gaggle of Girls stop on the Ultimate Blog Party tour from 5 minutes for mom!

We are a family of 5 humans, and 3 fuzzy ones. Mom (Rachel), Dad (B), 9 1/2 year old Big Girl (BG), 7 1/2 year old Middle Girl (MG), and 4 1/2 year old Little Girl (LG). Our pets are 7 year old calico cat Yuki, 15 year old Australian Cattle Dog mix Harley, and our lone boyo 10 year old Australian Cattle Dog Jack.

Jack, Feb 08

Our family enjoys playing games together, reading, computer games, and cooking. We are coping with a few medical issues, so the cooking is necessary – it’s way too expensive to eat packaged food when you have Celiac disease and are living gluten-free, dairy-free, and berry-free! Rachel has some added medical fun, the big one being 2 1/2 years of Chronic Lyme Disease presenting like Fibromyalgia, plus osteo-arthritis and small fiber peripheral neuropathy (all of which translates into chronic moderate to severe pain). Rachel’s issues have meant that she hasn’t been as active as usual, which isn’t always fun for anyone.

Our girls are homeschooled, and we are a part of a local homeschool coop, which is a lot of fun for everyone. We live up the hill from a beach on the North Shore of Massachusetts, on a peninsula which can turn into an island when the rain and tides are just right. The girls have 2 sets of grandparents in Massachusetts, and one set in Texas, plus great-grandparents in Connecticut and Texas. They are lucky enough to have cousins all over the place, too!

Feel free to take a look around the neighborhood and leave a comment. You might want to also explore our 3 other main blogs, too – Rachel’s Recipe Box: the gluten free family, A Gaggle of Book Reviews, and Spotlight product reviews.

Enjoy this week’s Ultimate Blog Party!

Comments

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Chanin on 9 March, 2008 at 1:45 pm #

Hello! Nice to meet you! I have a gaggle of 4 girls myself!! Stop by my party and say hello! I loved your party, thanks for having me!


Kristen M. on 9 March, 2008 at 3:18 pm #

Just stopping by for the party. Thanks.


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We are THAT family on 9 March, 2008 at 6:03 pm #

Great blog! Love it. Happy Party . . . hop over to mine! Blessings.


Brenda on 9 March, 2008 at 6:18 pm #

Hi! Thanks for the invite to your party! Glad to meet you. I, homeschool as well. Have a great week.


What About Mom? on 9 March, 2008 at 10:28 pm #

Great blog title. Sounds like you guys are dealing gracefully with some pretty tough challenges. And I admire those who homeschool, even though I can’t imagine doing it myself. Nope, I count the days until school starts!!

Your home — turning into an island and all based on the weather — sounds like quite an adventure.

happy blogging!


Jenni on 9 March, 2008 at 10:34 pm #

We have 3 girls too! Nice to “meet” you!


Deborah on 10 March, 2008 at 12:14 am #

I’m inviting you to party with me!

Win some chocolate from my-sister-in-law and I…we blog about CHOCOLATE…me from Australia…and her from Michigan. Here’s the link: http://thechocolistas.blogspot.com/2008/03/ultimate-blog-party-2008.html

What am I doing in Australia? I married an Aussie…and moved to Brisbane, leaving my family and friends and all the right-side-of-the-road drivers in America.

Win a handmade pocket place mat from my blog Comfort Joy Designs. Here’s the link:
http://comfortjoydesigns.blogspot.com/2008/03/ultimate-blog-party-2008.html

Want to know more about life in Australia? Visit my A Cup of Joy site where I keep up with my family and friends in America. Here’s the link:
http://acupofjoy.wordpress.com/

Happy Partying!


Sarah on 10 March, 2008 at 12:28 am #

happy partying!!! I’ve got one girl!
Sarah


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Nice to met you.
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Using jelly in teas instead of honey or sugar. Different, but lots of fun and good tasting. Will you join me in a cup of Rose tea? (Rose jelly and green tea or black if you prefer).

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Storm on 29 March, 2008 at 8:27 pm #

Still hopping from blog to blog… my goal is to post at each blog at least once. Nice to meet you. Happy blogging!


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