About This Blog

So, your curiosity got the better of you, and you just couldn't stop yourself from clicking that "About" button.  You wanna know who I am and what this blog is all about, eh?  Well, I'm more than happy to fill you in, but remember, you asked for it!

My name is Stacey Bianco (aka Staceemaree), and it's very nice to meet you.  I'm usually not very good at meeting people, because of this debilitating social anxiety disorder I've carried around since high school.  However, raising four children means you have to meet a lot of people.  Their teachers, their friends, their friend's parents ... school administrators, police and probation officers, and their therapists.  (The child's therapists, not the probation officer's therapists.  Although, after having to deal with my children, I'm sure the police and probation officers do see therapists). 

I am the Ringmaster of this heart pounding, exhilarating and astounding, high flying, death defying circus called my family.  There aren't any elephants, but we do have a dog who grunts like a pig, and a cat, who is every bit as dangerous as a Bengal Tiger.  Don't be fooled by her small stature and the cute little tuxedo she wears in her fur.  There are five full time clowns under this big top.  We did have six, but one ran off to join the... oops... I mean, to start a circus of her own.  She has two little boys who will likely be rodeo clowns someday.

When I started this blog, I intended to be the next Martha Stewart, with cooking and cleaning tips, decorating and craft ideas.  In my more inspired moments, I do include a little bit of that stuff, but mostly, you'll find stories of what it's like trying to mold the perfect American family out of:
  • a pint sized princess in goodie goodie glass slippers, who thinks she just stepped out a Disney Channel original broadcast...
  • a Geek Squad Tech God, who never leaves his cave, as he slowly morphs into a Gollum-like hermit, whispering over his precious modem... 
  • an adolescent black hole, with an attitude bigger than the sky over Montana, trying like hell to make reservations for a suite in the state penitentiary...
  • a pre-menopausal combination of June Cleaver and Sybil, who is everything and yet nothing like the woman that she always wanted to be...
  • a rebellious bad-boy turned frustrated father, trying to integrate his Jason Statham and Robin Williams personalities into the Red Foreman that he typically demonstrates.
Occasionally, you'll find posts with pictures of our success as a family, and as individuals.  So, buy a ticket, take a seat, and keep your eye on that center ring!