Meet Emily

Hey! I’m so glad you found me! My name is Emily and I want to give you a glimpse at who I am. I have a Bachelor’s Degree in Family and Child Sciences and a Master’s Degree in Public Health Education. I am passionate about keeping families safe and healthy! I am a health educator, teaching health and safety education in elementary schools and I LOVE my job!

I’ve been married for 20 years to my high school sweetheart, Alan. We are total opposites, which really works in running our crazy family. Most of the time 😉 We’ve seen highs and lows in our marriage and we are thankful to God for His work admist our mess.

I am a mom to 3 handsome boys. They are amazing and hilarious and I still sometimes can’t believe that they are mine. My oldest son Nick just turned 16 and we will talk A LOT about that. I also have twin boys, Josh and Drew. They are fraternal twins, as different as night and day and they just turned 13. Yep, 3 teenage boys. I get a lot of ‘bless your heart’, but I truly wouldn’t have it any other way.  Along with our crazy black lab Chief and our mentally unstable cat Jazzy, our crew resides in sunny Florida!

THINGS I LOVE

Exercise – I haven’t always. But after having my twins, I wanted my body back. I started exercising and haven’t looked back. It is my greatest source of stress relief and one of the only things I do for myself. I get bored easily, so I mix it up. I run, cycle, do kickboxing and weights.

The beach. It is truly my happy place and we are fortunate enough to live only an hour away.

COFFEE. I don’t think I need to say anything else. Just coffee.

Jesus. But I cuss a little. Sometimes a lot. Depends on the day.

Food. I love food so much. I love the healthy food that nourishes my body and the not so healthy food that just makes me feel good. I love making it, eating it and talking about it!

My family. My parents and my brother and his family all live within 15 minutes of us. We are a tight-knit crew. We make each other laugh and drive each other crazy.

My friends. I have an incredible squad of women who I can be myself with. Women who are funny and who listen and who remind me that I am not alone. Women who love my kids and know my quirks and love me anyway.

Also, chocolate. And wine.

And last, but not least, and maybe most importantly, I love to laugh. I love funny people and funny memes and funny videos on Facebook. I love to laugh with my kids. I have a Type A personality. I’m a bit of a perfectionist and I have really high expectations for myself, so laughing is a way for me to relieve some stress and to remember not to take life so seriously.

This captures a lot of my parenting style. Silly, goofy fun!

THINGS I DON’T LOVE

Crafting. Sorry, ladies, but if you’re looking for crafting tips, you have come to the wrong blog. I am whatever the opposite of a crafter is. When my friends drag me to a crafting night, I count down the hours and make one of them finish my project. It’s just not my thing.

Budgeting. My husband manages the money in our house and that works out just fine with me. I do not math well.

WHY I BLOG

I have found that juggling my work and my family and my health can be a tricky balancing act. Sometimes I feel like I’m doing 9 different things at once and I’m not doing any of them well. And I don’t think I’m alone. So I thought I’d start this blog to talk about that. How can we as moms and as women manage all these things that we love without losing ourselves in them? I don’t have all the answers.  I just have my personal experiences to share with you and maybe we can figure this thing out together.

There are so many stages that we go through as moms because our kids are changing so much, which is why the name of this blog is Moving Through Momhood. Because just when we think we have one stage figured out, a new one pops up. I’m so glad that you have joined me here on this journey through being a mom! I would love to get to you know and the things that you might struggle with, so please feel free to reach out to me at movingthroughmomhood@gmail.com!

Emily