Hey girls-my name is Hope (Hopie's fine too) and I'm new to this site, I've been "lurking" around for a week or so but finally decided to go ahead and join! I'm the mom of 8 beautiful kids, ranging from 12-almost 4 weeks old. Lauren's my oldest, the Jake, Charlie, Abigail, Jonah, Emma, Sophie and Asher (almost 4 weeks old). I've got my hands full right now, I homeschool my older ones, and I'm a SAHM, my husband works in the city. (We're from Park Slope, NYC area by the way). Glad to be here! I'll try to get on as much as possible, but it may be few and far between with the amount of sleep I've been getting lately, our twins just came home from the hospital last week (they were born at 32 weeks, and are just now back above birth weights-currently 5.3 and 5.9 lbs.) so we're still adjusting to that huge change, and the kids' schoolwork has been put on hold, so we'll be going into the summer a bit with that, but oh well. Such is life. God provides! It will be nice to meet you all and chat!