Who, what, why, where

Hi, and welcome to The Haphazard Homemaker.

profile2 (2)My name is Debbie, and I am the voice behind the blog. What you will find here resembles one big junk drawer full of things that should be hauled off to Goodwill.  Too hard on myself? Okay…What you will find here resembles one big junk drawer full of things that should be hauled off to an upper scale consignment shop. Better? Good!

A lot of times I’m goofy. Sometimes I’m creative. Sometimes I like to share homemaking stuff. Many times I talk about parenting.  I love to write people. And I enjoy cooking really unhealthy foods. For a full list of all topics just take a look at my sidebar.


I have triplets. They are now seven years old. I also have a five year old, AND a 28 year old and a 25 year old.

Don’t ask.

I own  10 Alpacas. Oh! I should have included that above because I talk about them a lot. To sum it all up, between kids, marriage, life, and work, things aren’t always easy so I come here to write as a release from the stresses and demands of life.

(Just wondering if you’ve looked at my sidebar yet?)

A little bit about my family:

Our family believes in getting away from electronics as much as possible and getting outside in the fresh air and sunshine. We believe kids learn more valuable lessons in life by climbing trees and building forts with rocks and sticks than staring at a video monitor while fighting green monsters.

We believe in getting back to basics, cooking as much as possible from scratch, and pushing ourselves to slow down in a ridiculously fast paced world. We believe in buying organic when we can (afford it) and not worrying about it when we can’t. We believe chicken nuggets are delicious. We believe in God and salvation, and because of that we have peace for the future.

So, welcome to my little piece of the internet. I hope you find something to read that you enjoy.

I post new articles and blog updates on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and Google +. (Edited to add), I do not waste time on my Facebook fan page much, because of the changes made to basically kill off bloggers who can’t pay for ads. Facebook fan pages are turning into a place for businesses to advertise. If you want to connect via facebook, please go ahead and like my facebook page, but you can also click “follow” from my personal facebook account because I use that to also push out blog stuff and you have a better chance of catching it in your feed.

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  1. I had to laugh at your ‘farm’. sounds like mine, only we did start out with some chickens, goats, and a milk cow…we ate the chickens, sold the goats, and our cow died. Now we have 3 cats. :o)

    Found you on vB!
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  2. Becky Jane – Loved that last line “We ate the chickens, sold the goats, and the cow died.” That would be exactly the thing to happen to us too!

  3. I am a facebook follower, and I must say your most recent post sounds like my life to an extent. I’m sure we connected through voiceboks, but as life is crazy around here I’m not sure. I loved the About part, you are an inspiration to me. You appear to be surviving with toddlers over 40, and I am right there with you minus the triplet thing. I am having my last little one at 40 in March and I sometimes wonder ‘what am I thinking,’ and then I say ‘kids will keep me young – forever.’ Anyway, love the blog.

  4. Thanks Amy! Having kids in your “40′s” is a whole different experience, isn’t it? It can keep you feeling young or make you feel every ache and pain in your 40-something year old body! I often have those “What was I thinking moments”. ;0

  5. Deb, I’m a vB friend (and a triberr tribe mate)! I just read your profile…I must say you look fabulous in the profile pic you’re using. I was shocked to read you have 2 grown kids. You look so amazingly young!
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  6. Hello Deb, I’m Anne and it would appear we have a few things in common. Such as:
    I also live on 7 acres,
    I also have a collection of critters, including horses, goats, chickens and several other species too numerous to mention,
    I also have 6 kids, only mine are spaced a tad closer, from ages 12 to 16.

    Anyway, I just found you through BlogHer and look forward to exploring your blog! Pop by and say hi sometime…

  7. Deb,
    I have stumbled across your site and am loving it. I am an Australian mum of 4 joeys. I wish I had something wonderfully witty to say to impress you but am finding typing one handed whilst fending off the baby from keyboard is taking all my dexterity and mental effort. Love your comments and gorgeous family:)

    • Hi Kim! Thanks for visiting my blog. I know too well what is is like doing things one-handed. haha
      Hope you visit me again!

  8. I discovered you this morning via Just Keepin’ It Real, Folk’s Deb. Your humor is simply that, your humor — which I LOOOOOVVVEEEE!! I couldn’t imagine having 2 sets of kidlettes, ie., the 20 somethings and the under kindergarten types, too. I’m a mom of two over grown daughters (in their 30′s) and I have grandkids that are the ages of your younger kids. I’ll be 60 in February and back in my 40′s I was more susceptible to illness and ailments than I am today. I got better over time. (even my wrinkles are better…) Just hang in there (sorry, bad cliche) and perhaps your tremendous HUMOR will get you through survival mode. How do I follow you? I didn’t see where that is done on your blog? Come join me and tell me where / how to join you??? (hug), Renae

  9. OMG..I am cracking up at your blog!! I am a mother of four and about to turn 40! My oldest is about to turn 16 and my youngest is 6. I don’t
    have triplets or anything but, I can relate!! Its summer..and I am just getting on Pinterest to amuze myself and look at all the great places I can’t afford to go! Because I have a big family! lol Anyway I just wanted to say I love your blog!

  10. Deb,

    You have a wonderful way of writing that keeps everyone coming back to read your next post! I always love reading what you share with us and hope to convince you to guest post on Nathan’s Voice. We had talked about it on Triberr but, I wanted to see if you are still interested in writing something lighthearted related to life and parenting? My readers may end up “falling in love with you” so I will have to put your blog button on my site!! lol ((hugs))
    I hope that your family has had a relaxing weekend. I look forward to hearing from you when you have the chance! =)


  11. Hello Debbie.. was checkin on our Tuesday archive linky party and I guess its not up this week? anyway, I have been following you all along for quite sometime now and even subscribed to all your post via email and yet I have not read about YOU just today.. and it makes me smile and then laugh as I read to the bottom.. kudos!!! seriously where do you get you powerss! seems like you are not really a wrinkled mommy but I think one super and gorgeous mommy! and you have a way of turning bad things into something really positive and hilarious.. NO wonder you are soo blessed at 45 ;-) you agree?? yes you should!
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  12. Hello,

    May I ask for your e-mail ma’am where I can contact you? I would like to message you bout my inquiry re: App Review Request Maddie and Matt’s Happy Earth. I have indicated my email (rhea@applabsdigital.com) where you can contact me if in case you are interested to write a review about it. Thank you very much! Have a blessed day ahead! :)


  13. I just discovered your blog. Very funny! I am a almost 41 year old mom of 6 ages almost 11 down to almost 2. So, our House is like a farm but do not run one, hehe. I’ll come back often. Thanks for the giggles.

  14. I miss you, sweet internet friend! I’ve not blogged in close to a year. I don’t know what my problem is. But I’m trying to get back in to keeping up with yours! The kids are growing and gorgeous as ever! As are you! Hope you are well.


    • Shannon! Oh my gosh – I have been so worried about you!! Thank you for leaving a comment. I lost your e-mail. I’m not going to ask you to leave your e-mail here, so please e-mail me, so I can get it that way. dlmccormick@triad.rr.com

      My mind has been running with all sorts of bad things – I’m glad to hear from you. :)

  15. I am so glad I stumbled across your site. I loved your story – and damn girl… hats of to you. I am single mom of two girls – I adopted both from Moldova — a country most have never heard of. I thought I had it tough — but 4 under 2. Whoa!

  16. Hi there! Found you on the blog party and psyched that I did! TRIPLETS? Mind blown. I have twins and they’re the only ones, and wow…that’s enough. I can’t even. I’m following you on FB (your FB is just my style!) and I hope you’ll come by my blog party post, too! I think you’ll like it over there. We are…similar. Haha! http://www.parentwin.com/2013/04/ultimate-blog-party-2013.html
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  17. Debbie,
    I just found your blog tonight from going on Dweej’s. You have such a great story! I wanted to find out more about Leo and where he might be. I am starting to experience empty nest syndrome(I only have one out of four at home, and she’s 19, working and in school so she’s not here much either). We thought Leo might be able to visit and help with my fencing classes plus keep the boys’ room occupied for a bit while they are at school!
    Blessings, Nanci
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