Welcome and thanks for visiting my blog!!  My name is Laura (La) Cochran and I am Queen of the Cochran Castle.  My first post is supposed to tell you who I am. I find this to be difficult because who we think we are is typically how we categorize ourselves:  I am a former educator, wife of a science guy, mother and homeschooler of five boys, animal lover, book lover…you get the picture. But who am I?  Before my five wild and crazy boys entered my life, I was an avid writer. Then came motherhood and I became overwhelmed and under rested. Life has a way of getting away from you and becoming a place that we lose ourselves.  We become all of the THINGS that we DO instead of who we actually are. Life has given me a hilarious, chaotic, and adventure-filled palette that I am eager to share with you. I am just making it up as I go and trying hard to make sure my kids don’t talk about me too much in the inevitable therapy that we all end up in!  Jesus, family, fun, love, and togetherness are the fuel that drive my wild life.

We are what we pretend to be, so we must be careful about what we pretend to be. — KURT VONNEGUT, Mother Night

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