Revka Stearns' photoHi! Thanks for dropping by. Let me formally introduce myself.

I am Revka Stearns. My first name is Hebrew for Rebekah and is pronounced with a long E – Reev-kuh or Reef-kuh. Either pronunciation is fine with me. I have a lifetime of experience living with a name that gets slaughtered on a regular basis. *laughing*

When I was a girl, I had very specific dreams.

I wanted to get married, have 12 children, stay at home with them, teach piano, and be a church musician. I am blessed that all of those dreams have come true.

Well, almost.

As I got older, I revised how many children would make up my ideal family. When I married my husband, Robert Stearns, in 1999, I had decided I wanted 5 or 6 children. I got exactly what I wanted, although not in a way I would have chosen. Our first child, Emily Joshua, was miscarried on April 25, 2001. We have five living children – three girls and two boys, ages 2 to 10. For privacy reasons, you’ll see them referred to online as Pookie Bear, Miss Muffet, Baby Bear, Buddy Bear, and Little Bear.

I love being a wife and mom.

I love my husband and children fiercely. They bring me joy, laughter, and much love. You couldn’t pay me enough to give up even one of my five children. But can I just say out loud what we all know is true?

Being a wife and mother is not always the idyllic dream of story books.

Sometimes it’s not even fun. I regularly experience both the joys and aggravations of motherhood. And my husband and I don’t always agree. Sometime, we even *gasp* FIGHT! But in the end, we always “kiss and make up” so it’s all good. 😉

I’m not afraid to admit that I doesn’t know it all, and I most certainly do not claim to be the perfect mother. So you won’t find this blog to be all sugar and light. I’m not going to air all of our dirty laundry, but I’m not going to try to picture us as the perfect family, either. We’re just the Stearns family, one that makes mistakes but lives, laughs, and loves through it all.

Stearns family photo 2012

Find Revka Online

Social Media Profiles
Facebook – http://www.facebook.com/RevkaStearns
Twitter – http://twitter.com/#!/RevkaStearns
Pinterest – http://pinterest.com/revkastearns
LinkedIn: http://www.linkedin.com/in/revka

Acrylic Monkey (online artists market) – http://acrylicmonkey.com
Berries and Cream Blog Design: http://berriesandcreamblogdesign.com
Survival Kit for Moms: http://survivalkitformoms.com
Revka Writes (creative writing website): http://revkawrites.com/