Primarily written by Adrienne, a homeschooling mother of seven, ages 10 and under. She chronicles life, laughs, struggles, and lessons learned as she raises a larger-than-most sized family and tries to figure out what she's doing day by day.

With occasional posts, Alexandra, Adrienne's older sister, writes of her ranch life in Nevada and raising four sons, ages 5 and under. Life is never dull and her boys have given her some pretty awesome stories to tell.

Stick around awhile, and you're sure to laugh, nod, smile, be encouraged, and see what life is like with a big (little) family.

8.09.2012

HELP!

I need a new blog name. It’s grown enough I’d like to get my own blog address, without the blogspot account… but I need a really good name before I venture into worlds unknown.

Suggestions? Discussions? Admonitions to leave well enough alone?

I want…

- a name that will work for a long time. A Big (Little) family has a limited shelf life… they won’t be little forever.

- something easy to remember. balesf5 has meaning to me, but who else knows what it stands for? And how entirely outdated it is?

- I’d considered something with falcon or birds or nests to write a blog about kids. No desire to write about birds, but our last name has leanings toward Falcons. I can’t find a straight answer if that’s really what it means, but there’s a good possibility.

- I’m so not creative like that. Anyone?

If anyone cares to chip in, I’d gladly make a child’s bracelet, a tube sling, or a pair of baby shoes for the naming winner who comes up with something that suits me. For the blog, you know. I really could keep my own name, thanks.

You’d be credited and have my undying appreciation. :)

11 comments:

Heather said...

Oh my goodness! I want a tube sling! Too bad I'm not creative either. I'm going to think about this and if I come up with something I'll comment back...like.....A Big Christian Family in MO??? How's that? You love it don't you?

Jill said...

"Mommy Raised and God Blessed" or how about "A Momma Falcon and her Chicks" OK so maybe a bit corny but I will keep thinking....

Wesley said...

While you are thinking about names, panabee.com is a great site to check if the address is available.

Adrienne said...

Thanks! I just headed over there. That definitely helps! :)

Adrienne said...

Ummm... keep thinking? :) Short is preferable. Somehow that web address sounds a little long. But I bet it's available! :)

Anonymous said...

One thought occurs consistently to me when reading your blog... you take great joy in God's creation. Especially His creation of your family. What about fearandwondermade?

Hope to see all of you soon,
Michelle

Anonymous said...

Personally, I think that you should stay away from the whole bird thing Sis. I think you might end up with the same thing you have going on now, basically, it means something to you but not all that much to your readers. Also, you don't use your last name on here so how many people would have no idea of the meaning of it (& therefore can't remember what your address is)? I'll think on it for you though!

Adrienne said...

Ok, you have a point. Now, how about some suggestions?! You're good at that kind of thing. :)

Goldie said...

It took me a really long time to figure out what "balesf5" stood for. I kept thinking it was "bales of 5" but that was when you were a family of six, so it didn't make sense. I have no suggestions on a blog name, but thought you might find this funny!

Adrienne said...

That is funny! The blog name has been around a long time. BALES was an acrostic for all our names (up to then) and f5 was to meet Google's name length requirements way back when. Time for a change!

Jill said...

Ok so I just got done reading your bath story - so how about FarmRaisedGODBlessed