About Me

A little bit about me and why I’m here:

My two middle children Chadrik(5) and Ava(3).

Hey Mommas! (and Daddas if you’re visiting, too!)
My name is Amber and I am the mother of four brilliant and amazing children (Bryson, Chadrik, Ava, and Shain Michael the 2nd.) I have a sense of humor that I sometimes don’t know how to use, I also have a more serious side that dislikes battling with my inner child. My inner child wins 80% of the time! Sometimes you gotta laugh or you’ll cry. I love reading, writing, and arts and crafts, I am always looking for new ways to organize (is it really possible?), and I love to study and do research! These are all the hobbies I couldn’t live without, and they are all aside from my love of the outdoors.

I know how hard it is to be a mother (and a daughter, and a granddaughter, and a partner, and a million and one other defining titles I could add here). We are an anchor in so many peoples’ lives and in so many different ways. A lot of us run ourselves thin and don’t think we have enough time in the day for self- care. Many of us have very little, to zero, support. Whether it’s support for our goals and dreams, support for things we do, like cleaning or tending to the ups and downs of our little ones’ emotional roller coaster, or support for personal growth. (I might as well add child support to my list of supports we may or may not have)😂

My youngest son

My specialty in the department of Mommyhood is …wait for it…BOOM…S.A.H.M or as everyone else knows it, Stay- At- Home- Mom. I strive on figuring out how to be myself and taking care of ME, ie. self-care. Anxiety is real and it tries to take over my life. I also over-analyze absolutely everything, but there are “pros” to that as well. Not only am I a S.A.H.M, but I’m a S.A.H.M with a fire in my belly. I want to do more, for myself and my family, and for YOU. I want to BE more than what my titles say I am. Here is a little secret, though…It is possible to be more than solely a S.A.H.Mommy! I have finally climbed my first mountain, reached the peak, and found what I was searching for all along. The ability to believe in me! And you can, and she can, and we all can, together.

My content will be based on my own experiences soul searching and research that I have done for my own curiosity’s sake. So many different things have helped me progress down this path of self-growth and motherhood. I want to share them with you, too!
I hope to build a community here for mothers that feel misunderstood, unappreciated, and/or need comfort in realizing a very important truth: You are not alone in your journey of raising these teeny-tiny humans (that sometimes drive us up a wall. Shh). I want to inspire you and motivate you! I want to show you, through my life lessons and choices I’ve made, that it is possible to be where you are right now and still grow. Don’t ever limit yourself. Don’t ever believe that you can’t grow, that you can’t learn more, that you can’t climb yet another mountain and keep moving.

My oldest son graduating 5th grade!

I will not only focus on the teeny-tiny humans. I will focus on the preteens, as I have a preteen right here, right now, upstairs playing Xbox One. It’s 1am. Don’t judge me. 😁
My main focus will be on mothers and the fluctuation of emotions we secretly battle inside that we sometimes don’t even realize we are battling.
On a more serious note, I have four kids. My oldest is autistic and the other three are 5 and under with my youngest at 10-months. Not everything will be roses and bubble gum flavored jelly beans. Sometimes you think you’re getting a toffee flavored jelly bean, and guess what, its vomit (who chose that one anyways?). It is very hard, sometimes, to find a balance with your own emotional state on a daily basis, let alone trying to figure out the emotional state of the little ones running around at your ankles. Of course, nobody wants to admit the hard cold facts (reality) when it comes to parenting. “Oh yes, I am doing wonderful and I need zero help. I am most definitely not about to explode with emotions that I can’t even identify.” Come on parents, it’s ok to not BE ok. It just means that we have room for improvement and/or that we need to ask for more support from our loved ones or another resource. And that’s okay, too. We don’t have to do this alone. Like they say, “It takes a village to raise a child”. I suppose it is safe for me to say I need a few villages!

What I’m trying to say is this: Life is hectic so some of the content is going to get pretty hectic. I am a deep person and I have conquered quite a bit in my life thus far (so people tell me). I will eventually let all of my beautiful readers know ALL about it, but let me tell you…it’s a lot to take in and some of it will be hard to believe.
On the bright side, somewhere along my winding path of 1. a wide variety of life lessons and 2. detours that got me nowhere, I started focusing on ME along the way. And while I’m here on ME, let me clarify that it is OKAY to focus on YOU.

I have thought really long and very deeply about sharing my journey with the world and helping people that may be walking in the same brand of shoe I once was. I say brand because underneath the brands are the many different styles, and though many people may wear one brand (Experience: this happened to me), they may not wear the same exact style (this is how it happened).

I have thought really long and very deeply about sharing my journey with the world and helping people that may be walking in the same brand of shoe I once was. I say brand because underneath the brands are the many different styles, and though many people may wear one brand (Experience: this happened to me), they may not wear the same exact style (this is how it happened).

I want to reach out and be an anchor for YOU. Let me be here for YOU. And let’s all be here for each other!