Cheryl Brackemyre

Cheryl Brackemyre
Hey local mommas! I grew up in Centerville, but I now live in Wilmington with my husband Tony. Together we have 6 kids, Joe, and his wife Allison, Austin, and his wife Hannah, Sydney and her husband Hayden, Andrew and his wife Lauren and our littles, Max and Eli. Did I mention we are a little nuts starting over with this parenting thing when we are 45+? We are officially adding new titles to our names in 2022- Tiki and Jeep (our version of Grandma and Grandpa). My husband and I are both ministers, and we get to work together in a local church. We were both married before and brought our families together in 2010. After a few years of marriage we felt God's leading for us to adopt. We added Max to our family in 2014 and Eli joined us in 2017, our quiver is officially full! Blending our family has been an adventure! Add some ex-spouses and two birth mommas and we have ourselves a crazy crew! Coffee is my love language. The beach is my happy place and I long to have my toes in the sand. I love being part of the team at Dayton Mom Collective.

The Snuggle is Real {Making Time for the Fleeting Moments}

Mornings are always a struggle in our house. No matter how much we prepare the night before or how early we get up, the struggle is real. Our littles wake up, and all bets are...

I Open My Mouth and My Mother Comes Out

I am nearing the anniversary of my mother's death.  She has been gone 6 years and the grief does not get easier, just different. I miss her every day and wish for one more afternoon...

Mim’s Dishes {Cherishing Holiday Heirlooms}

I never met Mim. I DO know that had I met her, I would have loved her. I have heard so many things about how she loved my daughter-in-law so well. Mim was her...

The Tablecloth {Holiday Celebrations in Perspective}

Holidays are always a joy-filled time with family. So much fun, so much food, and so much turmoil. I always have struggled with where to go each year and what family to celebrate what...

Memories on Repeat {Golden Birthday Celebrations}

When my son turned 12 on May 12, 2012, we celebrated it, goldenly. Do you know about the golden birthday? When you turn the age that is the number your birthday falls on it is called...

Alright, Stop, Collaborate and Listen

Vanilla Ice and parenting seems like an unlikely pair. Yet "Ice Ice Baby" plays in my head every time I ask my 9-year-old a question and it seems I have to wait forever for him...

My Baby Is a Kindergartener

I just dropped my baby off at kindergarten and fought back the tears. He's the baby, the youngest of 6, and, YES, he is the last and the baby of a very big family. I...

Backyard to Table

I planted a garden this spring. I set up a greenhouse and filled every container with dirt and started my garden. I bought seeds and my "Backyard to Table" journey began. I've tried this before and...

Dear God, Please Save Max {A Near Drowning Event}

Dear God, please save Max. These words were on repeat as I walked around and around his lifeless body. I felt like I was echoing it in my head, but in reality, I was shouting...

Two Digits {Celebrating the Milestone Birthdays}

My son is about to turn 10, TWO DIGITS. I've been through other milestones with my older boys, but this one gets me every time. For some reason that I can't put into words, this...

It’s Just a Phase {Don’t Miss It}

My sweet grandson was dedicated at my son's church a few weeks ago. It was a really cool part of their church service where they set apart the family and prayed for them, anoint...

A Walk with “Joy” {Supporting My Friend’s Breast Cancer Journey}

She is one of the sweetest people I have ever met. Her name is Joy, and she was named so appropriately because she exudes joy. She is funny (her Tommy Boy impressions will have you...

SMH at Chores

Have you ever created a chore chart for your kids to use... or found a neat one already made by another desperate mom to get her kids to help mom on Etsy or TPT? I've...

The Tiki Hut {and Waterpark Adventure}

I just finished a marathon task. I FINALLY booked all the details for a few days get away with our little boys. It will not be fancy, it will not be extravagant, but it will...