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.


Hi, my name is Erlene and I am excited to try my hand at blogging. This is a new experience for me so we'll see how it goes. I am the mother of three great kids - an 8 year old boy (Connor), a 13 year old girl (Devyn) and a 15 year old girl (Emily). They all had misgivings about being identified so I let them pick their own aliases. Being a mom is the most fulfilling thing I have ever done but also the most frustrating. I am a very even keeled person but I have always been amazed at how quickly my children can turn me into a raving lunatic and just as quickly turn my heart into mush. Being a parent is definitely an emotional roller coaster. My parenting philosophy is all about love, discipline, consistency and never letting the children win a battle of wills. My husband and kids and I moved to Jacksonville last year from Utah which is the only place my children had ever lived so this has been an adventure for them. I am originally from American Samoa. I was born and raised there and left when I went to college. I come from a very large family - 9 brothers and 2 sisters - and yes my parents are still sane. I learned most of what I know about parenting from my own parents. I am a classically trained pianist and I love all kinds of music. I love to sing and read and play golf and cook and eat and a whole lot of other things too. I have been a stay at home mom for the past few years and I absolutely love it. I have been blessed to be able to focus my energy on raising my children and I think that the kids have benefited from me being there all the time. My husband is always saying that when mom is happy everyone is happy and I think he's probably right. Our family has functioned much more smoothly since I stopped working. I am excited to be a part of Middleville and hope that I will have some useful things to say. Life is an adventure and this is something new to try.


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