I have been an ESL teacher overseas for over twenty years. I am a mother of three adopted children ,who are grown and out of the house but not out of sight nor mind,and five birth children still at home; thus the handle name. I was considering naming this " The midlife crises of an underachieved overachiever" but it was too long. I love writing, but between teaching at night and on weekends and homeschooling three kids at home and other mother/ wife duties, I don't get much time to write. I hope to use this as a way to cope and remember the craziness of my life. Welcome to my life.