About me!

Hi everyone and thanks for taking a look around RedDirtMOM! My name is Shana Castle, and if you haven’t already figured it out, I am from Oklahoma and I love this state! (I always get some funny looks from people when I say that, but I do!) Born and raised an Okie, I love to find exciting things to do in this awesome state!

I met my husband, Danny, in 2004 when I was only 21 years old. We fell in love and were soon engaged to be married. Before we were even married we became foster parents to our now 14 year old son. We were married in June of 2005, only 14 short months after we met! (Crazy right!?) I was young and had never had kids, now I was a foster mom to a 2 year old and step-mom to a 4 year old. I had no idea what I was doing. It was scary and exciting all at the same time. I was pregnant only a few months into our marriage and we welcomed our baby girl into our family in July of 2006. In 2007 we became foster parents to a 13 year old girl. And in 2008 we adopted both of our foster kids, making them a permanent part of our growing family. Then in 2009 we had one more kiddo of our own, to complete our family of 7!

Having so many kids has taught me how to get creative with money, meals, chores, and taught me how to deal with some of the insane things life can throw at you. And I decided to start a blog to help other crazy-busy families know they aren’t alone! Take a look at my fist post Family Secret, to find out more about why I started blogging and what it’s all about!