Debra is a freelance writer, editor and Web content specialist by day and a mom by day and night. A graduate of West Virginia University who currently lives in South Carolina, her work as a reporter and columnist has been honored in West Virginia, Kentucky and North Carolina. 9to5to9 formerly was a nationally syndicated column through McClatchy Tribune Media Services. You can reach her via email, though to be perfectly honest, Twitter and Facebook get cleared far more quickly than the inbox these days.
Between Big Guy and mom, there are 27 food allergies in the household, hence the Kids and Allergies portion of the blog. Big Guy also has asthma and bouts with eczema. Boots is allergy-free.
A junior wannabe metal head, Big Guy likes soccer, baseball, NASCAR, Batman and irritating his brother. His favorite driver is Ryan Newman, even when Newman isn’t in the Army car. Big Guy’s dislikes include ponies, unicorns and virtually anything Mom serves for dinner.
A big fan of the big mess, Boots likes Thomas the Tank Engine, Lighting McQueen and irritating his brother when he thinks he won’t get caught. He hates going to bed at night and being without his El.
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