Emily B

Emily, originally from Louisiana, lives with her husband, Jeremy and sons, Harrison (5) & Elliot (1) in Mc Calla. She recently moved from South Louisiana to the Birmingham area when her husband left his career in psychology to become a youth pastor. Emily is an elementary teacher by day, and blogger by night at her personal blog Louisiana Bride. She began blogging to document her wedding planning during the dark ages (before Pinterest). She has since transitioned her blogging style to sharing recipes, meal planning ideas, and the humor in her daily life. Emily enjoys gardening, camping and is a closet hippie. When she isn't busy with babies and helping her husband in youth ministry; you can find her reading a good book or watching old BBC documentaries on YouTube.

Five Quick Dinners When You’re Counting Macros

If y'all are anything like me, I've been trying to get my pre-quarantine pants to button since January. This led me down a path of counting my macros in My Fitness Pal and finding...

Five Tips to Make Packing for Camping Easier

It's upon us: spring is in the air, and all the campers are getting out in full force!  The daunting task of getting ready to go camping can overwhelm many, but with a little prep,...

The Best Chocolate Chip Cookies

I've been making these cookies for a few years now, but with the addition of college bible study at our house . . . they're made weekly.  This is a crowd pleaser chocolate chip cookie...

Social Media Saved My Sanity in 2020

At the start of this whole COVID ordeal way back in March, I saw it all as a much needed break from life.  We had just moved, work was stressful, life in general was more...

In Defense of Moms Who Are Extra

We all have that mom friend who goes above and beyond, and takes it beyond Pinterest! Kids charcuterie boards. Themed snacks. Crafts galore. Decorations for every holiday currently celebrated on this earth. Heck, they...

Hearing My Own Voice

As a teacher you can always tell what parents say at home. Even how they speak to their children.  I've heard encouraging voices and critical ones. Children who spout politics and current events as though...

The Quarantine :: New Respect for Stay-At-Home Moms

I'll be the first to admit it: I've kind of judged stay-at-home moms (SAHMs) over the years.  I couldn't understand it at all when they'd say they have trouble balancing everything from cleaning to scheduling....

Giving Yourself Grace :: Dropping the Plastic Balls

You often hear people compare their lives to balancing plates or juggling balls. The only issue with this analogy is that it puts everything we are balancing on the same spectrum. I recently heard someone...

Birmingham Moms Blog :: Introducing Emily

Birmingham  We've only lived in the Birmingham area since August, but I've wanted to live here for ages. Somehow God just saw fit to make that happen. We landed in McCalla when my husband did...
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