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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Being a parent is the greatest privilege I have ever known, even if I didn’t become one in the traditional way. Six years ago I met and fell in love with a wonderful man and his two children, who were five and nine at the time, and I have enjoyed parenting them ever since. They live with us full-time, and I am thankful each day for the experience of watching and helping them learn and grow. As a professional who has always worked either with children or for the benefit of children, I believe that parents are a child’s first and best teacher. Parenting is definitely a process of trial and error, and I’m sure I’ll have plenty of experience with both the trial and error along the way. As a family, we enjoy spending time on the water and taking road trips to new places. Our two dogs and goldfish round out the crew. Like many families living in Onslow County, our extended family lives in other states. Although I was born in Wisconsin, I consider Charlotte my home town and I always say that I got to eastern NC as soon as I could. There’s something very charming about coastal eastern NC, and I’m proud to call Onslow County home. With my fifteen year old in high school and my eleven year old in middle school, life seems to be whizzing by at amazing speed. Some days I’m not sure who learns more from whom…me or them. I’m honored to have the opportunity to share some of the everyday moments and emotions of parenting a middle school age child, and I am excited to learn from other parents who are also on this journey through Middleville.

 

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