I'm a California mom of 4 kids. On most days, you'll find me drinking bullet-proof coffee, using my InstantPot because "no-time", avoiding laundry like the plague, researching the latest health tips while still on my journey to lose a few pounds.
It Started Way Back, In History:
We started our married life in San Diego after college. We thought we'd live there forever. If you've ever been to San Diego, then you know as well, that you never want to leave. It's amazing! The beach, the culture, the people, the Mexican Food, LOVE!
After the birth of our first child, I fell in love with being a stay-at-home mom and we went down to a single income with me picking up a few freelance design projects I took on the side. We had high hopes and faith that following our hearts, things would just fall into place and we'd make it.
However, we found ourselves sinking fast. We quickly lost our house, moved into a tiny apartment with a toddler and another baby on the way. We went on government assistance, WIC. One of the most humbling and difficult things we had to do.
After baby number 3, we decided to seek greener pastures in northern California. We knew we needed to live in a cheaper location and being closer to our family would be more support.
Again, it was another extremely humbling experience to move in with our parents with 3 kids. My husband searched for jobs in a new town, I homeschooled and we prayed for a big enough home for a family of 5 that we could afford to rent. The Lord found us a home again. We were ecstatic.
Baby number 4 came, and with homeschooling my other 3 children, I no longer had any extra time to freelance. We struggled the next 3 years and eventually made the hard decision for me to go back to work and put the kids in public school. You can watch that story on our family YouTube channel to see our kids' transition.
Like many other moms, my goal is to get back to being home with my kids. Freedom to be at events with my kids and experience life with them is priceless. I'll work until the cows come home to reach that goal.
I want to help other mom's reach the same goals that I have. I post healthy home videos and blog posts for us busy moms. I also post design tips for your Pinterest graphics and ebooks.
I'd love to hear your thoughts or your questions. Please leave a comment, or message me on social media to connect.