By day, I’m a child of God, wife, momma, college instructor, dinner-cooker, makeup hustler, and a few things in between.
By night, I’m usually wrapped up on the couch, eating ice cream, watching Friends reruns with my best friend. Believe it or not, I’m living my best life.
I’ m married to my college sweetheart, Ben. He’s a school program coordinator and a football coach. He’s my biggest cheerleader, and my drive to be a better version of myself.
We’ve got three sweet kiddos, after we just finished fostering to adopt! Parenthood changed my entire life. I am not the person I was before I had kids. When they tell you to enjoy your youth because those years are the best years of your life, they lie. THIS is where the gold is at.
We planted our roots and built a house in my hometown, surrounded by lots of farmland and sweet neighbors. Life is a little slower here, and to say “I love it”, is a bit of an understatement.
I started blogging in 2011, and blogged for two years (formerly at knewlywifed). And then I couldn’t figure out how to pay my domain registration fee, and Google deleted my blog.
I’m tech-savvy like that.
I write because I love to. Seven years ago, I was a first time mom who didn’t have the slightest clue what she was doing. And so I wrote about it. And pretty soon, I found out that there were other moms out there who didn’t have a clue what they were doing either! And suddenly, the stars aligned, the unicorns danced, and I felt quasi-normal.
Originally, I blogged about my journey through what I liked to call my ‘rookie years’. I was freshly married and mothering, trying to navigate life in an unfamiliar territory. And now, as I’ve entered a new season in my life, I find myself (still) feeling like a rookie, but being completely okay with not having it all figured out. You’ll find a sprinkling of my faith, family, fostering, lifestyle, mom style, and makeup here in my little corner now.
I hope you find inspiration here. It probably won’t be in the form of drool-worthy images or ‘pin-worthy’ posts. But at the very least, I hope you’re able to find a REAL place to connect, be inspired, and share on this crazy, beautiful journey through life, parenthood, and everything in between.