When I first had the idea of starting a blog, I didn’t really know what I wanted it to be about. There are thousands of blogs about all topics. The blogging world is so incredibly saturated. How could I add to that in a purposeful and meaningful way? Nothing really came to me at first. I started looking on Instagram at other mom bloggers for inspiration. One thing that struck me in a negative way was how photoshopped and filtered the majority of feeds looked. I’d click on someone’s account, and every picture basically would have the same color palate. Or, there were pictures of families and kids which were clearly professional photoshoots.
Obviously, there are exceptions, but seeing so many filtered spaces on social media was so discouraging to me. I wanted to see how other real moms were doing real life. That’s how we learn from one another – by being real. So, that is my hope for this space, along with my Instagram account. Real life without face filters. And for full disclosure, I do usually edit lighting in my pictures, because my house can be dark. Also, I have been using stock photos on this website because, well they are beautiful yet not the focus of the content.
So, this is me. Mid-thirties midwestern (formerly southern) wife and mom of 3. Let’s learn how to be intentional with our time on this planet together. This is why I blog.