Darlene Rogers

Hello Middleville my name is Darlene and I am excited to join this wonderful, informative group of caring individuals. I arrived in this area in 2004 and intend to remain as close to the coast as possible. My husband and I have been married for eight years and have a busy blended family of seven. Yes Seven! We have two daughters, three sons, a Poodle and a Rottweiler yet somehow we blend well. I guess that makes Nine! Each child participates in at least two extra- curricular activities,(athletics , social organizations or academic) which means we can tell you the best place to sit on any bleacher as well as which school has the best popcorn on the east coast. Our children range from 19 – 13 years old with completely different personalities. The oldest son is serving our country in the Army and our oldest daughter is in college. The youngest three are currently making career plans from high and middle school. Human service is my field of choice and miraculously completed a masters degree with my busy family schedule last year. I’m currently working in a Human service position with some of the best Marines and their families in the country. It is my pleasure to aide those that due to unforeseen circumstances, need a bit of assistance. My passions are spending time with my family, reading, writing, photography, sketching and cooking. I am looking forward to this new journey here in Middleville, so buckle up as we tour life as we know it.

carolyn-phillips

My name is Carolyn Phillips. I am 32 years old and have 5 personal children and 18 school children. I was born in Baton Rouge, raised in Montgomery, Alabama and married my high school sweet heart. He is now medically retired from the Marine Corps. The morning 9/11 occurred we (and our two girls) were packed up to move to our first duty station going from Montgomery to San Diego. Four years, three deployments, and two boys later we moved to North Carolina where I completed my last class for my degree in Literature and Writing from California State University San Marcos. I have had another boy and we are done. I insist life be an adventure. I am often over scheduled, overdrawn and overtired and would not have it any other way. I think that life is short and should be lived with passion. I am the mom that bought the 15 passenger van so that I could fit MORE children in to go to the pool, beach, and movies. I love children and am fascinated with their development. Often things that parents worry about are normal and much about being a parent is guiding children on a safe path where children transform into self confident independent adults. I now have two girls in middle school; one is a bookworm and gifted (13) the other is a cheerleader and popular (11). My children were all born individuals completely different in every way. I would love the opportunity to share some of my experiences and insights with other parents.

 

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