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Hi! My name is Jan, & I’m a stay at home mom of 5 beautiful and busy children ranging in age from 4 to 13 (two boys, three girls – all about 2-1/2 years apart in age). I’ve been married to the man of my dreams for almost 14 years. Together, our life together is sweet chaos! Luckily, my husband is self employed and works out of our home, so he’s always here when I need him, (with a rambunctious 4 year old son, I seem to need him a lot lately)! This also allows me the ability to work on my freebies, bargains and giveaways blog (familyboundmom.com)...something I enjoy doing everyday! I feel immensely blessed in my life, even when things get tough. I realize that there are those in the world who have it worse, so I count my blessings, not my trials. I didn't know how to cook meals when I first got married, but with a growing family I had no choice but to learn. Allrecipes & cooking channels were my teachers, and I can proudly say after 14 years, I'm a pretty decent home cook now.