I’m a Southern girl through and through, and Birmingham is the best place to call home! I’m a native of Arkansas who met an Alabama boy in college. We got married, traveled for several years, then landed in Birmingham in 2010. The Southern hospitality in this city can’t be beat, and the food isn’t that bad either! The restaurant scene is one of the highlights that makes the Magic City so magical.
As a mom of two boys, I also cherish the choices that Birmingham provides. Whether it be a place of worship, a sports league, or a school that fits your family’s needs, the possibilities are endless. The close proximity to the beach, mountains, and other great cities is also a huge perk for my road-tripping family.
Motherhood has been a rewarding struggle for me. Postpartum and thirteen months of no sleep with my oldest made me swear off more children for at least three years. As a (slowly) recovering perfectionist who struggles with anxiety, mothering two boys is overwhelming most of the time.
There are messes, loud noises, constant needs, and chaos! Yet, I’ve grown to realize in my six years as a mother that I needed my sons to make me realize how strong I am. I can get through the hard days because they need me. I’ve learned what is important in life and what to say “no” to. Being a mother has also pushed me to seek community when I need help and to try to stop doing everything on my own.
I am honored to be sharing my experiences and passions as a mom with other Birmingham moms. Blogs have always been helpful to me in my motherhood journey. I want my experiences to make an impact on a mom who may struggle with the same issues I do. Reading the words of another mom who may not know you but “gets you” is very powerful!