It’s easy to get overwhelmed, overworked and over-scheduled as a mom, but it doesn’t have to be that way. I’m the friend who is going to help you focus on simplicity and connection instead of doing more.
I’m also the friend you can exchange easy recipes with, chat about paint colors and DIY projects, and sometimes have a good cry over the tough times.
How this blog came to be
Let’s go waaaaaay back….
My childhood was wonderful in its own way, but difficult too. I moved from place to place and was shuffled between parents until I grew up and have no place to call home. My past is the driving force to create joyful roots for our family.
I am the antithesis of a sports fan. I reluctantly went to watch a basketball game with a friend one day and hit it off with a cute former college football player named Brian. We’ve been married for 11 years.
We have the blessing and honor of raising three remarkable souls- Gabriella, 6; Preston, 3; and Alexandra, 8 months. Our second born Eliott, never got the chance to take a breath on Earth. I nearly lost my life when I experienced a complication shortly after the birth of my son in 2014. I don’t ever take one second with my children for granted.
When I became a mom six years ago, I dove deep into the crunchy mom world, but have since found that I’m a bit more practical, hence the name of this blog. That said, I do have a few credits to my hippie status including:
We’re a homeschooling family. Here’s why.
But I don’t teach my kids the ABCs. Here’s what we do instead.
We cloth diaper our babies. Here’s why it’s kind of a love-hate thing.
I’m ruthless and got rid of books too. See how I did it guilt-free here.
We like to grow our own organic food. You can see the plans for our current garden here.
I let my baby eat dirt and my kids run barefoot through the grass. You can see why here.
We eat gluten free, not because it’s a fad, but because my oldest daughter has a wheat allergy. Read about how my intuition and Dr. Google diagnosed her here.
We love living the country life. Read about how we sold our house, downsized, and then upsized four months later here.
Telling stories through writing has been a passion for as long as I can remember. My writing journey includes writing for Texas Tech’s newspaper The Daily Toreador in college, chronicling my travel to India on my first personal blog, writing for a local, community newspaper, and inspiring brides through a local wedding magazine.
I’ve been telling stories on this blog since 2014- thank you so much for reading them! I’d love to connect with you. Be sure to follow us on Facebook, Instagram and Pinterest for inspiration, helpful mom tips and the latest from the blog!
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