|My husbands name is Kirby and we are parents to five awesome kids ages 7, 6, 4, 2 and 7 months. We live in a sleepy little town about 25 miles from the coast in Southern California. I grew up the daughter of Baptist minister but followed in my parents footsteps and left my Protestant faith for Catholicism in my early twenties. Let me round out the cliche by adding that I homeschool. There. Aside from taking care of our kids and their studies, I tend a small flock of noisy hens, a few garden beds that are bursting in May and overgrown by September, and this blog. My husband tends to us all and he frequently sneaks me home chocolate even though I lock our keys in the car on a regular basis.