Hi! Welcome to my blog, my name Is Jennifer Shivvers. I am a stay at home mom, and I have 4 amazing children: Matthew (16), Gavin (5), Harper (3) and Aria (7 months). I am married to my amazing Husband Geoff and we have been together for almost 8 years. We are currently living in sunny San Diego, California where I was born and raised but my husband is from Iowa. It was my luck that he was a Marine stationed in San Diego and I am so happy we found each other.
I have always joked around calling us the “Shivicks” because we are a blended family. My oldest son Matthew Hicks is from my previous relationship, which sadly ended when his dad passed away while on deployment when I was 24 and our son was just 4 years old. This loss was such a devastation for us all, it caused me great anxiety and loss of hope. I was convinced after this I would never get married or have kids but as God does, he made some other plans for Matthew and me. When I married Geoff and gave birth to Gavin, I wanted to include Matthew’s dad in our life and so I would joke around we are the Shivicks mixing both last names together.
Now almost 8 years later, 3 more kids, 3 miscarriages, multiple moves and so much more here we are. We are living and loving this roller coaster of life one day at a time. Although I have been through much heart ache if you just keep pushing you will come back on top. So now I want to share our raw unfiltered life with you, the good the bad and everything in between raising my family of four. My hopes are I will share something that helps someone, maybe make you laugh, and learn things along the way.