Who I am & Why I'm here.
Updated: Mar 12, 2022
First blog post WOOP! Blogging is something I have been dreaming of for a LONG time. How long you ask? Hell-a long. I'm pretty sure that's a measurement of time right?
Ehhh, back to the story, who I am and why I'm here. Well, once upon a time I tried blogging before. I was a 19 year old college student inspired by @younghouselove and wanted to start my own home decor account. HA. Try that on a broke and busy kid. I think I got all of one post done before I was out funds and shut that sh** down. Fast forward to today, 28 mom of 2 and wife to the most supportive husband in the world; I am giving it another go. Obviously home decor is not the route I'm going to take though. While I do love decorating a cute space and organizing the pants off my pantry, my life is mostly about the kids these days. My blogging inspiration comes mostly from the video creator @bitsofbri. That momma is #goals.
So who am I? I am a recent stay at home momma coming off 5 years of elementary school teaching. We moved to a new town last year and instead of finding new daycare we agreed I would stay home. I have been spending the last few months having the time of my life creating fun activities for the kids, making our house a home, and pursuing my master's degree. It's been a blast, but with all the highs come the low and I have battled those this year too. This is the best job in the world and I am so thankful I get to stay home after missing a lot the first few years of motherhood working full-time. However, I also am a realistic, normal, down-to-earth momma who knows being a mom is freaking HARD. One thing I've been battling specifically is the pressure to be the "perfect" parent. It's been a long road to get where I am now and the happy place I've found is by coming to this realization, 👇🏻
I may not be perfect, in fact I'm far from it, but I am the perfect mom for my children.
Why I am here? To tell it to you straight up, I'm hoping my presence online will help mommas like me, in the thick of it. I hope to inspire you and bring joy just as the other mom life bloggers have done for me. Also, my kids are super cute and a it's REALLY hard not to show them off to the world 😉. On this blog you are going to find some really fun & easy at-home activities you can do with your kiddos. But you will also see the reality this is #momlife. My family loves to do over-the-top activities, but we enjoy lazy jammy days and movie nights even more. On here, and on my instagram themeckhouse_blog you can follow along as I add posts on motherhood, homemaking, and family travel. I hope you stick around! Feel free to check out my contact page if you have any questions!
Let me just wrap this up with a quick photo. Read the caption for my not so important but gonna ask anyway, semi-interesting question. 🙃 ⬇️
This photo is a bit old but shows this momma and her babies. Happy place, am I right? The cutie steering the wheel is my mini-me, Sofia, and the hunk on my lap is my little momma's boy Bubs (real name Sawyer, but we barely call him that 😂) This is a real-life momma at its finest, entertaining the kids while our friends get married. A professional photo of my kiddos and me is actually super rare. We got lucky with the wedding photographer, but the majority of my photos on this blog will be taken by me. Tell me, does your family do regular professional photos? Or are you similar in taking your own or having family take them for you?
Let me know in the comments! ⬇️