Cheryl Brackemyre

Cheryl Brackemyre
I am a Buckeye by birth, but LOVE Louisville. We have cheered for those Louisville Cardinals for a few years when my stepdaughter played basketball in Louisville and fell in love with the city! I live in Ohio with my husband Tony. Together we have 6 kids, Joe, and his wife Allison, Austin, and his wife Hannah, Sydney and her husband Hayden, Andrew and his wife Lauren and our littles, Max and Eli. Did I mention we are a little nuts starting over with this parenting thing when we are 45+? We are officially a Tiki and Jeep (our version of Grandma and Grandpa) since May of 2022 and have 2 grandsons with a 3rd on the. My husband and I are both ministers, and we get to work together in a local church. We were both married before and brought our families together in 2010. After a few years of marriage, we felt God's leading for us to adopt. We added Max to our family in 2014 and Eli joined us in 2017, our quiver is officially full! Blending our family has been an adventure! Add some ex-spouses and two birth mommas and we have ourselves a crazy crew! Coffee is my love language. The beach is my happy place and I long to have my toes in the sand.


I've got some amazing daughters-in-law, or daughters-in-love as I like to affectionately call them. I often think they are my reward for putting up with their husbands (my sons). As the mother of all boys...

Paying Respect

I attended a funeral a few weeks ago, paying respect to a good man. I went to the funeral because I had worked with this man for a decade and had mad respect for...
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Sunrise Surprise

I love a good sunrise surprise. When my husband and I moved into our home almost 14 years ago, I woke him up early after our first night in the house and told him...
i do not want to get sick so i'm juicing

I Do Not Want to Get Sick {Now I’m Juicing}

I do not want to get sick. Everyone around me is falling to either the flu, bronchitis, slipped discs, arthritis, you name it... I am in a cesspool of sick and dilapidated people. HELP! Right after...
the day i caught the lawn mower on fire

The Day I Caught the Lawn Mower on Fire

Let me tell you about the day I caught the lawn mower on fire... My husband and I are a team. When it comes to yard work, we have gotten into a routine that...
the great recycle debacle

The Great Recycle Debacle

Oh, the great recycle debacle. My 10-year-old wants to recycle. I wasn't so sure I wanted to. I am not opposed to recycling; I just honestly don't really know what I am doing concerning...

Have a Voice {Vote}

Not long ago, I posted an informational pic on Instagram on an issue we had on the ballot in our state. It was important to me, and I wanted to make sure people had...
just 4 presents

Just 4 Presents

Christmas is fast approaching, and so is the pressure to buy, buy, buy. This year, we are doing just 4 presents. Over the past few years, we have changed our perspective on gift-giving and simplified...
the shhhhh machine

The Shhh Machine

I have a 6-year-old, and you would be surprised at all of the new products that have come on the scene in the last 6 years. My son became a dad last year. He...
you can't talk to her that way

You Can’t Talk to Her that Way

"You can't talk to her that way," I said to my son after he screamed at Alexa. My husband whispered to me, "You know she isn't real, don't you?" I stopped for a moment and got...