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 3 years. Currently loving on and hopefully adopting our Rosie*(name changed for privacy) who has been with us since birth and for many many 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 Jesus, my husband, 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 struggling 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.
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, 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.
Foster parenting changed me. Self-care changed me. Simple living changed me. Minimalism changed me. Systems and rhythms saved me. Living beyond myself changed me. Living for Jesus saved me.
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 – simplicity, minimalism, goal setting, routines and rhythms
- Faith – Christ Centred Parenting, Marriage and Life.
- Overall mom life – productivity, organization, family activities, family travel, housekeeping, cleaning etc.
What started out as 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 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. 7 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.
Being a foster family has been so rewarding. So fulfilling. I share this foster family blog to encourage others to do hard things.
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.
I am here to serve, encourage and equip others on a similar life journey or who want to be on a similar life journey.
I want to 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, and “how you spend your days is how you spend your life.” Annie Dillard
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.I am a mama on a mission to serve Jesus.
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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 am wondering if any of the following resonates with you?
- It seems hard to find your purpose in this world
- It’s hard to adapt to your new role as a mother
- Each additional child just gets you more and more overwhelmed
- At bedtime, you feel like you were not productive, nothing was accomplished and all you want to do is collapse into bed
- You are a new foster or adoptive parent and you are looking for help/support/resources
- You are craving to feel like you have a handle on this whole motherhood thing.
If so I think you are in the perfect place.
Let me help. I’m here to listen and I’m here to serve. I have many posts, videos and resources to allow you to LOVE your motherhood and your life. If you are interested in foster parenting and adoption I’ve got you covered.
I am not overwhelmed (most of the time). I have implemented systems and rhythms that make life easier. My spirit and soul are nurtured through giving back, and my family and home life are amazing. I am not saying this to brag, and of course, I have hard days but I want to help you love your motherhood. I want you to feel fulfilled and happy.
Well if you read to here…THANK YOU!