Sarah Kooiman Writer at thearenaupdate.com

I'm Sarah, a Wisconsin girl who blogs at Arena Five, my neurotic corner of the Internet. I'm a wife, mom, Packers fan, writer, waitress, and shameless thief of the last beer in the fridge. Sometimes I drink two pots of coffee in a single day. My house is full of trucks, dirt, and torn jeans. I blog about the battle our family of five fights every day to grow in our faith and raise our children. Parenting is hard, yo. Writing about the tales from the trenches is one way I work through the mess and celebrate the extraordinary blessings that flow from the everyday battles.