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Jody Hoffman
Boston, South Dakota
In the course of one year, I went from single mother of 3 to married mother/stepmother of 6 (plus two dogs!), from second grade teacher to sixth grade teacher, and from Boston City Girl to South Dakota Country Girl.  Blogging about our crazy life while drowning in children and frantically clicking my red-sequined heels.  There's no place like home...
Interests: Chasing children, Figuring out how to spend 5 minutes alone with my husband, Vacations, Rum drinks, Board games, Scrapbooking, Reading, Finding a balance between eating cookies and working out, baking and decorating cakes and cupcakes, trying not to get knocked down by Brady (80 pound Golden Retriever "Puppy" or peed on by Alice (5 pound Shitzu-Poodle mix)
Recent Activity
When you have six kids, sometimes you need the biggest hotel room they have. And when you get the biggest hotel room, sometimes you get the biggest bathtub!! Continue reading
Posted Mar 7, 2012 at Blended
Bill and I were having a “calendar meeting.” You know, where I get the planner and a notepad and he gets… a grumpy look on his face? Wine helps. (Not him – he’s still grumpy, but the wine helps me not notice.) Continue reading
Posted Feb 29, 2012 at Blended
Posted Feb 28, 2012 at Blended
It's my One Hundred and First Blog Post! (I promise this is the last one I'll number.) (Until 200) Continue reading
Posted Feb 23, 2012 at Blended
I’m Sorry Actual Definition: I feel badly about what I have done and promise not to do it again. Bunch Definition: I know you won’t get mad at me when I give you these puppy dog eyes, but I don’t have any intention of stopping this behavior. I will probably apologize for the same thing tomorrow. And the next day. Continue reading
Posted Feb 16, 2012 at Blended
I'm BAA-AACK! And hopefully have come up with a solution so that I don't miss a whole month of blog posts next year too! Thanks for waiting... Continue reading
Posted Feb 9, 2012 at Blended
Superbowl Sunday...and a snackadium. Continue reading
Posted Feb 7, 2012 at Blended
Bill and I made an irrational, unprecedented decision. For the week leading up to winter vacation, we stopped parenting. Continue reading
Posted Jan 10, 2012 at Blended
Besides the fact that we move holidays around until they fit our schedule, our family also does some other things that are less-than traditional during the month of December. Like cook latkes while listening to Christmas music. Or play a lively game of dreidel after enjoying a Christmas dinner of ham… Continue reading
Posted Dec 20, 2011 at Blended
What I should have done: The dishes My Shoulda Did/Actually Done List for today: What I should have done: The Dishes. What I actually did: Arrange the dirty dishes so they took up less space. Continue reading
Posted Dec 12, 2011 at Blended
For an explanation of why I don't have a new post for you today, please peruse one of the following: Continue reading
Posted Dec 5, 2011 at Blended
8 nights + 2 birthdays + Christmas x 6 = I.N.S.A.N.I.T.Y. Here's how we're trying to control (insert laughing at us here) the chaos. Continue reading
Posted Nov 28, 2011 at Blended
Here’s the thing: Living 2,000 miles away from your sister totally sucks. But if you’re lucky enough to have a sibling like I do, then it sucks less. This is the story of the most ridiculous Thanksgiving ever. Continue reading
Posted Nov 21, 2011 at Blended
Thank goodness the littlest one is also the most easy-going. Being the youngest of six requires a certain amount of chaos-tolerance. Continue reading
Posted Nov 14, 2011 at Blended
It's getting chilly here! 24 degrees this morning. Wishing for THIS day... Continue reading
Posted Nov 8, 2011 at Blended
Because I don’t have time to breath, let alone talk, I had to use texting, facebook and email to communicate all day. And now, I don’t have enough time to write – so you’re getting the eVersion of the story. Continue reading
Posted Nov 7, 2011 at Blended
The cast of Peter Pan... and Justin Bieber. (He's 12). Continue reading
Posted Nov 2, 2011 at Blended
Facebook: Some other mom had the nerve to call over here and tell me that SHE was the “cupcake mom.” I guess we haven’t met yet. Continue reading
Posted Nov 1, 2011 at Blended
Then I reviewed the “contact rules.” These rules are in place specifically so that my kids don’t call me in the middle of the meetings with “emergencies” such as: “I can’t find my book,” and “Emily is making fun of my body spray.” The rules are basic. Continue reading
Posted Oct 28, 2011 at Blended
I wasn’t aware that pirates wore penny loafers, but I am also not one to argue with a four year old. Except…I am. Continue reading
Posted Oct 24, 2011 at Blended
Win a digital scrapbooking suite from My Memories! Continue reading
Posted Oct 24, 2011 at Blended
Emily O - you've won a poster-print from! Continue reading
Posted Oct 23, 2011 at Blended