Hello World! My name is Deanna, I’m 38 years old, a mother to 3 daughters, 2 of which are teenagers. I was married to my daughters Father for 7 years and have since co parented with him for the past 10 years, 50/50. I grew up in one home, my children have grown up in two homes with two families. I have lots of observations about these co-parenting situations and will be writing about that. I consider myself an activist, I feel a strong desire to stand up for those who can’t or won’t speak up for themselves. My opinions change regularly and I rarely take part in active debates because they seem pointless unless someone is truly intending to educate me. I love to learn new things and read non-fiction. I don’t watch movies and rarely watch TV. I purposely stopped watching news on TV years ago, now I read it at my own discretion and only believe a small percentage of what I read. I’m certain you can see where this blog is going. I have a lot to say and truly it’s not about wanting people to hear me, or read my writing but, mostly just to satisfy the urge to get this stuff out of my brain so I can move on to deeper thoughts.
In my home, I have 2 purebred Rottweilers, a mut, 2 outdoor cats, 2 indoor Persian cats, my boyfriend, his son and his pregnant girlfriend and my 2 younger kids are here about 4 days a week. We all share one bathroom (minus animals)! The economy in California has put us in this position of sharing housing and it can be like a zoo sometimes but, we manage. I often think to myself about a song called “love grows best in little houses”, and I hope we are fostering love around this zoo home. Other tidbits about me are: I use a cochlear implant to hear, I love roller skating, I wait tables for a living even though I have a college education, I have had weight loss surgery over a year ago and shed 90+ pounds. I can relate to a lot of things, am very open-minded and look forward to making new friends here on Word Press. Nice to meet you!