Hey! My name is Julie. Right after I had my first baby, my husband found me in the fetal position every day when he came home from work. I was tired, overwhelmed and unbelievably anxious about being a new mom.
The Happy Hubby finally told me that the daily doses of canned ravioli were giving him the runs and could I please get my head in the game before he died from malnutrition and before our baby wasn’t a baby anymore.
I realized that I needed to stop fussing about the little things and start celebrating them. So, Happy Home Fairy was born. I figured I could help other moms who are busy booger sucking and bottom wiping (or struggling to get out of the fetal position, like me) find fun and simple ways to enjoy the ups and downs of motherhood. Motherhood is no joke. Sick kids and temper tantrums and stressed out husbands can make it hard to keep a home ‘happy,’ but my prayer is that this little blog will give you a fresh perspective in the midst of it all.
I am a little bit nuts (like I wear glitter every where –my OB once asked if I was a pole dancer because of it – not kidding), I am extremely passionate about granola, when I get to heaven I am asking God what in the world He had planned for my hair because I never quite figured it out (even with all the Pinterest tutorials), I teach 2-year-olds at a preschool two days a week, both of our babies are miracles (like one shouldn’t have been born and one almost died), I have learned to love my 2 C-sections, I sleep with my mouth wide open (super classy, according to the hubs), I avoid mopping and ironing on a full-time basis, we eat scrambled eggs and toast for dinner most nights, my kid had a paci until he was 4, I struggle a lot with fear, sometimes I don’t like my kids, the people at the Dollar Store know me by name, I definitely don’t do every idea I share, things hardly ever go the way I want them to (like THIS), I can’t sew a button even though my mom has taught me 8 millions times, I find that wearing fairy wings around my house increases my productivity tremendously, and I weep whenever the humidity is higher than 64%.
Hang out for easy holiday crafts, traditions, FREE Printables, date night ideas, awesome 5-ingredient recipes, mommy survival insights, faith, encouragement, giggles, and REALITY (like if you want to make sure that I don’t have it all together, read THIS POST. And if you’re not too scarred from that one, check out THIS ONE and after that you will probably be feeling pretty good about yourself as a mom. You’re welcome).
Our home is definitely not perfect and I am definitely, DEFINITELY not perfect, but I am pursuing Jesus in the midst of these imperfections. I am daily seeking to know Him more so that my home will see and know Him more every day too.
And that, sweet readers, is the true heart of a Happy Home.
Thanks for stopping by – I look forward to getting to know you!
And, please, if you have hair-taming tips, send ‘em my way.
- Julie :-)