I wish I could say we were a perfect family, but we are not the perfect story book family. I am not sure they really exist. However we are us! we are mostly happy. We have four fabulous children, the eldest is just completing his training as an airline pilot (something else for me to stress about) the second is 15 and struggling with the right balance of growing up or remaining a child! The next is just 9 and is a Peter Pan - he is happy being a child and the youngest is our only girl who is a real girly girl despite having older brothers to look up to. She is the boss!
We also have 2 dogs, and a cat, we live far from home and struggle to constantly find the right work life balance. Let alone the right balance between our family and our extended family.