Growing up as the youngest of three girls in rural Michigan, I always felt I needed to make my life different, and that I did. I have 7 children, 1 who died from SIDS in 2001. All 7 are named for US presidents, Tayler, Kennedy, Carter, Reagan, Grant, Harrison & Jackson. The older ones have entered their teenage years and the Challenges have become a new adventure. I have now realized how special my parents are for raising the three of us. My husband Billy and I are working on 17 years of marriage, we are finding that all those "secrets" to marriage were never a secret, they were common sense.