About Me

Welcome to my world, where 8 was never enough, so we had 9 😉

There was “talk” of having more someday.

I wanted to. He didn’t.

So he did. And I didn’t 🙁

This is our journey,

Mistakes and all,

From start to finish.

Life with 9 kids, where we’re starting our lives over after moving from suburban NJ to a teeny tiny town in PA, far away from most of our family and friends.

And starting our lives completely over after infidelity….

Marriage is over.
Single parenthood engaged.
Graduated college.
In love again.
Diagnosed with cancer.

It’s a leap of faith every day as we deal with the normal every day struggles and some of the not so “normal”.

Welcome to Who Says 8 Is Enough.

I’m Debi (also known as debi9kids)

Blessed beyond belief and most days reminding myself of that fact.

The other days…. just remembering to breathe.

After all, tomorrow is another day.

A blessed day.

ps You might want to start with Our Story to get to know us better 🙂

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Kim December 15, 2011 at 4:36 am


I am so sorry that life has turned down a different path from what you wanted or expected.

Here Dave and I were having some problem, but I was me who wanted to step out, I did not, we talk and now we have an open relationship. Partly because we can't part dueto finances. There are many paths to choose from, I hope you choose what's best for you.




Divorce is never an March 5, 2012 at 10:37 am

Awesome site and story. God bless you and be with you in every way!


debi9kids March 18, 2012 at 7:10 am

Thank you for your encouragement.


Charlie September 10, 2013 at 10:31 am

I want to say how amazing you are and I believe truly blessed! I was a firefighter for over 23 yrs. I helped in the development of a statewide juvenile fire setters prevention program that was modeled after our departments program! The reason I say this is I would do the initial assessments of kids that played with fire! A parent or parents would call and ask for help with their children and fire play. I had times when parents would say our son has autism, so you have to do this and this ect. To get and keep his attention! Anyway I would go to their home instead of them coming to the station! I would talk to the child and take my time and I never new way but the parents were always impressed at how I was able to get through to their child and hold his attention. After retiring I decided to substitute teach at the high-school in the new town we retired to and where my wife got a job as a paraprofessional at the school helping kids who struggled in school, due to emotional, mental,and physical disabilities. When I'd sub I'd be told about which kids struggled in class and why, I was never worried when they said this or that child was autistic, I so enjoyed working with them and could connect with them, I just had a heart for them and a special place in my heart for them, I didn't know why! Here is the sad part in a way. I'm the youngest of 5 boys, my brother just before me was in special ed, in school, when we were little no one could understand him except me and I would translate for him! Anyway this year my wife and I were discussing autism and signs and symptoms of it and she said these are the same attributes that your brother has , then it hit us, why I was able to connect with these kids and why I had a heart for them. My brother is 52 and I'm 50 and I just learned that he wasn't slow or mentally retarded he was autistic and his abilities didn't development fully until he was in his twenties. So much more I could say but maybe in another email! Btw I'm prayerfasting on instagram, and that is how I found you. Thanks for your likes on my pictures. May God continue to bless you and your family!


Ganessa January 5, 2015 at 1:10 am

Hi Deb

I hope this message finds you well.

Let me introduce myself really quickly, my name is Ganessa. I’m the PA for Gary Capps, owner of Craft Maker Pro software http://www.craftmakerpro.com

I am writing to you because Gary found your awesome Pinterest profile and included it in a blog post http://www.craftmakerpro.com/business-tips/10-pinterest-users-love/. And we thought you deserve to see it as an acknowledgement of your hard work.

If you like the post or you think we added wrong information, please let us know so we can make necessary changes.

We hope to hear from you.



debi9kids January 7, 2015 at 6:56 pm

Thanks Ganessa for the inclusion on your post.
It’s very kind of you and much appreciated.
(and nice to be acknowledged)



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