My husband, Kevin, and I have been married since April of 1988 and have three sons who are currently (as of 1/2012) a 20 year old who is a junior in college; a 17-year-old in his senior year of high school; and an 11-year-old in fifth grade. We also have a male long-haired dachshund who is like a member of our family. We live in Cary, NC -- a suburb or Raleigh -- and I've lived in this area my entire life. Love it here except for the humidity in the summers which really does a number on my naturally frizzy hair. I'm a freelance writer, narrative writing teacher, and a public relations consultant -- My first humor book, House of Testosterone -- One Mom's Survival in a Household of Males was published by Houghton Mifflin in 2008. I wrote for The Cary News for 12 years and won a few awards doing so. I'm currently writing a blog for Carolina Parent. I also have a website called www.momsofboys.org and another one www.sharonodonnell.com -- Having a nine year age gap between my oldest and youngest son gives me an unique perspective on parenthood.