Inside & Outside of Motherhood

I have five kids. It’d be easy for me to be posting all mommy stuff all the time. But there is a lot more to me than just being a mommy, and it’s important for me to remember that.

I need to post things that remind me of who I am, both inside and outside of motherhood.

Things that make me happy, things that encourage me to challenge myself. Things that help me to grow as an individual, as a wife, and as a mother. Blogging is where I find the “me time” that so many talk about.

I have deep thoughts. I analyze myself and everything around me all the time, yet I might only share where we went or what we had for dinner? Ridiculous. I’d really like to be honest and share more of myself here than just those things.

I’d love to talk about my marriage and how I’m working on it. About six years ago, after having our third child, our marriage went to the next level of awesome after I read a book and implemented some changes that I learned from it. Over time, and two babies later, things have changed and we need some help again. I am going to re-read the book and get back to awesome.

It would benefit me greatly to share what I’m doing to lose the baby weight. I have about fifteen pounds still to lose because I was lax about eating right in my last pregnancy and I was unable to exercise because of medical concerns. I’m breastfeeding now so I’m not able to restrict calories too much but I could be exercising and eating healthy. Having some accountability is what I need.

I think it would make me really happy to share my thoughts on minimalism. Back in 2014, after taking a road trip with my family, I realized how little we needed and how much more there was to living simply. I started looking into simplifying my life and decluttering everything and I came across the word minimalism. This is me, I am a minimalist. But there’s much more to minimalism than just stuff, or lack thereof. And I’d love to talk about it!

Natural beauty. I have been finding out just how unhealthy cosmetics and skin care products are, and I’ve been changing over to more natural options. I’d like to share what I’ve found.

I know it could help others if I shared my experiences from pregnancy and birth. I’ve had five babies. I’ve had medical complications during pregnancy such as low platelets, kidney stones, a shortened cervix, and pre-eclampsia. I’ve had two assisted births, one natural birth, and two c-sections. I have been through a lot and my knowledge could help prepare others.

It would motivate me to post book reviews and my photography, not to mention DIYs and creative writing.

And of course, I will enjoy sharing day in the life (DITL) posts.

Thanks for joining me!

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I am a happily married mom of five living in the beautiful state of Georgia.

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