My name is Kait. Wife to an incredible man and father (Greg). Mother to many – 2 beautiful daughters Lilia and Marissa and foster mom to 9 little gems over the last 2.5 years. Currently loving and hopefully adopting our Rosie who has been with us since birth and for the last 14 months.
Forever grateful to our Creator and determined to live a life of purpose.
I lost and found myself in motherhood and want to help other moms go from overwhelmed and surviving to fulfilled and thriving.
I adore children, strong coffee, influencing others to create an impact and making our house a home.
Beauty professional turned stay at home/work at home mama, this motherhood blog was started as a creative outlet for me and to connect with other like-minded mamas. But now it is SO MUCH MORE!
After a miscarriage, 2 babies 17 months apart and then becoming a foster parent I totally lost myself to motherhood. I forgot who I was among the spit up and poopie diapers. I gained a ton of weight, was dealing with new issues in my marriage and was struggIing with life in general. I was living day by day wondering where the hours went and watching my life slip away to overwhelmed, unorganized chaos and I was wondering what my purpose in this world was.
I have always had the mindset of living a purposeful life I loved but I just didn’t know how to do it anymore.
But after much prayer, research and time I have found myself again and I want to empower other moms to do the same.
I know there are others moms in this hard season of parenting littles, losing who you were before you were “mom” and feeling a bit lost. Feeling unmotivated to get out of sweatpants, lose the baby weight and feel your best and wondering what to do next. Always putting everyone before yourself and having no time left over for things that you love and that makes you feel important. Your perspective changes after becoming a parent but sometimes it can be hard to thrive in your new role.
I have found the secret from going from simply surviving to thriving in motherhood. Do you want to know what it is?
You need to live beyond yourself, but love yourself first. Sounds contradicting right?
I want moms to be involved in more than just themselves and their families. To give, to love, to serve the way the Lord designed us to be.
I want moms to find true happiness, to love their motherhood and not just count down the hours until bedtime. I am passionate about moms living their best life, not overwhelmed and reacting but being proactive, living with intention and thriving in a fulfilled life that you love.
As we all know motherhood means wearing many hats and on the blog I share my thoughts, experience, and research on topics such as
- Foster Care and Adoption
- Intentional and Purposeful Living
- Faith – Christ Centred Parenting and Marriage
- Over all mom life – productivity, organization, budgeting, family activities, family travel, house keeping etc.
What started out as only a beauty and motherhood blog eventually turned into a blog with a lot of info on foster care and adoption. Here’s why…
Passionate about orphan care, I try to make a difference in our beautiful but broken world. Helping the the families of the children we have in our home is so important, usually they are at their lowest of lows and need all the support they can get. It is not just about the foster children, it is about the families.
We have had 9 foster children in our home. 6 going on to be reunited with their families. I get asked all the time about how hard it is to say goodbye. Yes it hurts more than you know. Yes, it ruins me. BUT the goal of foster care is always to reunite families and I support that 100% when safe to do so.
The hubby and I feel called to grow our family through adoption. We are on a journey to our forever child. Whether that’s through the foster care system, or an international adoption, that part of our story has yet to be written. I share a lot about our story so far, and what we have learned about caring for children in foster care.
I have to admit being a mom to a large family that is always changing is hard. BUT I am all about self improvement, and love to share exactly what makes #momlife easier. I think you must learn to love and care for yourself first, in order to love others well. So mamas, I am here to help you take care of you, so you can take good care of those kids.
Connect you with resources, help you win at #momlife, embrace your purpose and live a life you love. I want you to feel confident and successful in your role as a mother. I want you to love your motherhood because friends as they say the days are long but the years are short.
Let’s simplify this whole motherhood thing, let’s live out our purpose and let’s love our lives.
I believe life is not meant to be lived comfortably, but meaningfully.
Haha no but….I have a little bit of experience! I have learned so much caring for kids that come from broken places, that challenge us to our breaking point. Kids that need more than just a good mom.
I am a little crazy about researching best methods, and practices in parenting, as I am striving to raise happy, confident, loving children that will contribute positively to society. I love to share what I learn through research and my everyday experience, I believe every mistake is a learning opportunity.
Through all that parenting research, mom fails, and mom wins I truly believe that at the end of the day, your mothers intuition is the best decision for your kids. Follow your gut. Love them hard, and figure out the rest as you go!
I am definitely not a perfect mom. Sometimes I struggle keeping it all together. What about you?
Need a mama friend?
It takes a village. Motherhood changes you in a way no other thing can change you. You need people in your corner, to help you, support you, laugh with you, cry with you and walk this crazy thing called motherhood with you.
I love to connect with all mamas, so don’t be scared to reach out!
Speaking of connecting, I also share life over on YouTube, so be sure to check out my channel and subscribe and hit that bell if you like what you see over there!
Leaving a fast paced successful beauty career to become a stay at home/work at home mom drastically changed me. Staying home full time is an amazing thing, but can also be very lonely and isolating without adult interaction!
I went through the hard stuff but now I love my life. I am not overwhelmed (most of the time). I have implemented systems and rhythms that make life easier. My spirt and soul are nurtured through giving back and my family and home life are amazing.
Maybe you are in the same boat, and are trying to navigate this whole stay at home mom thing. I’m here for you girl!
Well if you read to here…THANK YOU! To sum it all up, I am all about keeping it real, keeping it all together, and feeling beautiful and fulfilled along the way.