Who am I?
I am a mom of 5 kids ages 8-1. My husband and I have been married almost 10 years and are still going strong! He teaches seminary and I stay home and raise the kiddos. My hobbies include most things ‘vintage’. Basically, if your Grandma loves it, so do I: knitting, gardening, canning, playing piano, reading, etc.
Why I Blog:
I blog to help women simplify their lives so they can enjoy what matters most.
I have always been fascinated with how large families run (whatever your definition of “large” may be). I love reading about efficient and effective ways these families work, and trying those things in my own family. I feel that in having our kids so close together, it gives a unique situation and insight into raising young children.
Why Maintaining Motherhood:
Maintaining Motherhood is multifaceted. It includes the homemaking, the child rearing, and the nurturing of your relationship with your spouse, and hopefully doing it all with a sense of humor and joy.
I also love the definition of “keeping in existence or continuance” as relating to maintaining motherhood. There are so many scary things out there, and I want a place where good virtues and hopes and dreams for the future of our world. I want a space online where women can see that it’s not all bad and scary. There is still good in the world! Mothers can come together and raise a wholesome generation that can influence the world for good.
Someday my children will grow up and want to know what it was like living “back in the olden days” and how we survived without whatever the latest gadget at the time is. This record can be the how-to guide on everything from babies to budgets, from recipes to reading and many other aspects of life.
I also want to show that although life can be challenging with sacrificing so much of my time, energy, and money on raising a family, it is totally possible to pursue my own passions. I feel like every mom needs a creative outlet, a place to express themselves, and grow. At this time in my life, I want to be a wife and mom first and foremost, so I have to get extra clever as to how I work at my hobbies.
What You’ll Find Here:
I have outlined things so you can get MORE out of life.
M: Motherhood. Little life hacks and tips and tricks I have found out along the way.
O: Organization. Cleaning, chores, systems, and charts galore that I use run things smoothly.
R: Recipes. Not just breakfast, lunch, and dinner, but household products as well.
E: Enjoy. Activities for your family, date ideas, and how to take care of YOU!
To read a little bit more into why I blog, check out this post.
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