The short and easy answer is because I like to. It’s as simple as that. I enjoy writing, I enjoy taking pictures, and I love the interaction. The longer answer has to do with my personality and lifestyle. I am a busy mama to four. I homeschool. I put the kids in extra activities. I like a clean house and an organized schedule (occasionally I’ll text someone for a play date in the morning but most of the time if I don’t have plans with another person at least 48 hours in advance, it’s just not happening). Though my husband gives me as much me time as I ask for, sometimes being a mom 24/7 can be a little (dare I say) stifling. That’s not to say I don’t love being a mom. Because, I do. I have always known that was my calling and I crossed boys off the list on the first date if they didn’t understand the importance of providing so I could raise our children. But, sometimes it’s exhausting, overwhelming, and draining. 

This is where blogging comes in. I majored in Journalism/Public Relations in college. I love to write. I always have. There are other things I love such as fashion, interior design, and crafting but none of them hold a candle to writing. It is my outlet. Blogging is a natural extension of my personality. I have always found it easy to make connections with people online and maybe that’s because I don’t have to watch what I say- things just come out better from my fingertips than my mouth (perhaps because I have to think before I hit send?). I met my husband online. I have many online mommy support groups who I depend on for advice, comfort, and understanding. It’s not that people in real life don’t do that. However, as a mom and wife, I just don’t have as much real life time and neither do my friends. 

Blogging gives me a space to share my feelings, my triumphs and disappointments. It allows me to exercise my God given talent for writing. It gives me a sense of accomplishment; especially when I join ranks with other business women (or men) to promote products I love. 

The long and the short of it is that it gives me an escape. Somewhere that I am valued, not as much for my ability to reach the cheerios, but because I have something worthwhile to share. Even if that is only a lesson in what not to wear (I’ve had a few of those over the last year I think) and what brands of organic baby toys are really worth the price tag (that would be Apple Park Kids if you’re wondering). And, if I help some other mamas along the way for whatever reason (from my Maternal Mental Health Awareness Campaign to my tips for how to wear a Graphic Tee), then so much the better. We only have this one life: do what you love. And, so, I write. 

Coming soon a series on what I’ve learned from blogging and some tips on how you can benefit from blogging (or instablogging) too. 


  1. Ah…the gazebo in Front Royal. Join us there some Wednesday for the the rosary for Trump and our country and we’ll take you and family out to dinner. We meet at the clock across the street in opposition to the liberals and their attack-Trump signs.

  2. I love this. Blogging is a great outlet for me as well! It is nice to have a little space to share what’s on your mind and heart and to connect with others!

    1. Yes!!! As a mom, the heart to hearts that allow for this sharing can be so hard with the little ones interrupting every 5 minutes. Blogging I can stop and pick back up where I left off.

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