Until 2001, I didn't think I wanted children.
I guess my clock got the best of me, and eventually I decided to adopt.
I wanted one. I was convinced to adopt two. Then I was surprised by three.
I've recently become the mother for a blended family of nine -- mom, dad, five girls and two boys ages 4 to 13.
I'm also the chief cook, and a (mostly) vegetarian (more on how and when I cheat later).
Dad and the kids are carnivores.
But everyone has to eat their veggies.
So there are a few rules at our dinner table:
We rotate saying grace, oldest to youngest.
No one starts eating until everyone is served and sitting.
And while you don't have to like it, you won't know until you try it.
As we blend our families, we'll blend our tastes. And I'll post here what works and what doesn't. So, please join us for dinner. And welcome to the table!