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.

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With four children, three fish, one car payment, and a guilt complex, I’ve learned that Life isn’t what you make of it. It’s what you can roll with, survive, rob Peter to pay Paul for, and still manage to find joy in the little things like high heels that don’t pinch, or there actually being toilet paper in the bathroom. If I can have a good hair day now and again, well color me happy. I took up writing at an early age. My parents even bought me a brand-spanking-new electronic typewriter for my fourteenth birthday. To most people this was a career choice, but really I’m an eternal daydreamer who happens to enjoy being the center of my own literary universe. The moment someone hears I have four children; they almost always say ‘wow – you must be busy’. For future reference, instead of stating the obvious, I take coupons for babysitting offers, restaurant gift-cards, or nights out for karaoke. Just kidding, I’m much cheaper than that. Bribe me with a Starbucks caramel macchiato and I’ll follow you home like a little lost puppy. Add whip cream and I’ll teach you how to feed a small army of children at a park with nothing but plastic spoons and an imagination. As I’m writing about middle school aged children, I thought I’d take a moment to introduce my daughter Hunter. She will be starting Middle School this fall. Having already gone through the middle school years with my eldest daughter, who actually survived and made it to high school (go me!), I plan on using what I screwed up on in the past, to ensure her road is a little less bumpy, a little more productive, and pray she won’t need therapy when we’re done. Hunter is a typical well-adjusted child who enjoys reading, softball, and hanging out with her friends. We’re slowly tackling the world of boys and the battle over lip gloss. She’s stretching out those little fingertips for social independence, and I’m still trying to put pig-tails in her hair and send her to school with knee socks and Mary Janes. Stay tuned to see who wins.

 

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