I am the mom of two kids. HP is 6.5, The Dude is 8. I am also wife to Starchy, who is my own live-in editor (read: he corrects my run-ons and fragments like any good High School English teacher would). We live in Podunk (not its real name) Illinois. My parents live in Canada. Hence the need to keep them up-to-date with the "grandbabies".