Hi friends! My names is Rae and I’m so happy to meet you! I’m 39 years old and I’ve been married to my handsome, bearded love for almost 18 years. We have two amazing, crazy girls and I’m currently homeschooling them. Ella is almost eleven and Charleigh is five.
Most days you can find me in gym shorts, messy bun, and coffee cup in hand as I try to keep my kids from killing each other. I love listening to books on Audible, talking to my sister, and consuming as much caffeine as possible. I am passionate about homeschooling, natural birth and breastfeeding (even though those days are LONG behind me), and women supporting women. I am lucky enough to have the most amazing support system of strong, loving, and intelligent women. They are my tribe and I adore each and every one of them.
I’m in a deeply committed relationship with my Instant Pot and Pinterest. I remain convinced that my big sister, Kelley, knows everything. She told me that when I was about six and at 39, I know that she was right.
My favorite things in the world are new books, school and office supplies, new packs of pens, and a fresh notebook.
Grab a cup of coffee and hang out. We’re all friends here.
Thanks so much for visiting my blog! I say “my” blog, but my vision for this place is so much more. I want this to be collaborative place where all mothers can see themselves in the posts, problems, and HOPE that we all need to find when mothering isn’t exactly what we imagined it would be. I know there are days where we all feel like we are thoroughly screwing up this whole motherhood thing. Days where we’ve yelled too much, played too little, and by the end of the day, we’re utterly exhausted. On those days I just throw another dollar in the therapy jar, ask for forgiveness, and try again tomorrow. There are days where my kids say something so profound that I think I’m actually getting something right and other days where I’m fairly certain my youngest is going to go to jail for shoplifting at some point. And on those days the first thing I do is I reach out to my tribe. My girls. You know the girls of which I speak, because I bet (I hope) you have them, too. My group of women that are there to say, “You are not a horrible mother. She won’t do hard time for shoplifting. Can I bring you a bottle of wine?” They are my tribe and they are magnificent. None of our paths to motherhood look the same, but all of us have had the same feelings of complete inadequacy to the task set before us. I want this to be a place where you can feel a “me too” sense of commiseration and camaraderie. A place where you are lifted up and relieved of a sense of loneliness and can find solace in the stories of women that have been where you have been.
So grab a cup of coffee, tea, wine, hard liquor ( I ain’t judgin’) and sit a spell. If you feel so led, contribute YOUR story. We are all in this together.
I will be building a collection of stories over the coming weeks so please, be patient with me, and check back often. I will also be working out the kinks of the site and what it will look like because I literally have no idea what I’m doing. I just have a love for women and I want their stories to be heard.
Please know….you are loved, you are valued, you are SEEN, and you are NOT alone.
Love from a tired Mama,
Part of my tribe at our last girls’ trip to the lake. From left to right: Me, Liz, Amber, and Tiffany