Are you always on time? Know exactly what you're doing as a parent? Do your kids almost never go out in public with their pants on backwards?

Then you will probably not get a lot out of this blog.

But if you've ever had a complete meltdown over mismatched socks or had your toddler pee on you in public, you are my kind of people.

The #1 thing people tell me about my blog is that it makes them feel normal. 

If you like reading about messes, mom fails, and the occasional heartfelt post defending big families, then pull up a chair.

But you should probably look at it first to make sure you don't sit on something sticky.

The fun thing about this shot is you can't tell whether we're having a super-awesome tickle fight or if my son hates pictures with the fire of a thousand suns and is desperately trying to escape.

I'm Jenny Evans. 

I live in New England with my husband and our 6 kids.

I believe that motherhood is as ridiculous as it is fulfilling. This morning, I was literally woken up by someone informing me that the upstairs toilet was full of peanuts.

Five of my six kids. You'd be surprised how hard it is to get everyone in the same place at once for a picture.

I always wanted to be a mom but didn't know how much of the job would involve saying things you can't believe you're saying out loud and finding weird things in the bathroom.

I'm a big believer in documenting messes, and that's probably because subconsciously, I know that murder is significantly harder when you're trying to hold a camera at the same time.

Yet another mess attributed to some guy named "nobody" who apparently squats in our house full-time.

I'm a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Some people call us Mormons but we'd prefer the full name of the church, or "Latter-day Saints" if you absolutely must speak in shorthand.

Latter-day Saint temple in Boston, Massachusetts.

Belonging to the restored church of Jesus Christ colors the way I see pretty much everything so it occasionally pops up on the blog, but even my readers who aren't interested in religion say I'm not too annoying about it.

Also, my husband Phillip makes frequent appearances here. He's amazing but I won't go on and one about it because he's taken and I don't want you to feel bad.

Just in case the floral loveseat, groovy wooden coaster set in the background, and the fact that we both look like we're 12 didn't tip you off, we've been together for a long time.

Who is this blog for?

If you're a parent who tries hard, even if it doesn't look like it based on what your kid wore to school on picture day...

If you wonder if your family is the loudest and most chaotic one that ever existed...

If you think child-related messes and disasters are funny, especially when they're not yours to clean up...

If you love your kids so much that over 90% of the time you don't want to sell them on Ebay...

you'll fit right in.


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Anonymous said...

Five kids! Wow, you are my superheroine. Amazing. I love New England...it is so beautiful there. Love your blog.

Unknown said...

Great mom

Crystal said...

This is awesome. I'm so glad you found me so I could find you. You sound like my kind of mama! And genius with the duct tape! I totally threw out two diapers in one day due to torn tabs and I wanted to cry!

PurpleSlob said...

So hilarious! Why haven't I read this page before?? Love the "young love" pic of Philip and you! Why no, the furniture looks totally normal to me! ahahaha!
Pink, schmink, he won't mind till his 40's, when he recovers the hidden memories of the horror you subjected him to. Don't worry, he'll send you the therapy bills!

PurpleSlob said...

Jenny, I hope you get lots of extra traffic today. I put in 6 links to your posts!!
1 reader already told me she came to visit, and that you're amazing! I agree with her!

Jenny Evans said...

Thanks, Melinda! It was a totally hilarious story. May every time you get trapped in a public restroom be that funny. (To us, anyway.)

Beth (Coffee Until Cocktails) said...

I got together with my husband on a band trip in high school too! Except it was 1998 instead of 1996, but same story almost! It's so rare finding people that met their spouse in school these days!

A m m i said...

im having 3 kids aged 5-11 and occassionally i feel like a tarzan at home :)

Lara said...

So excited to read your blog. I can already tell I’m gunna love it. I’m a mom of 5 with the 6th on the way and everything I’ve read so far is so funny cause it’s so true and totally my life. Nice to have another mom out there being real.