The three tiny humans in my house call me Mommy, but you can call me Katie.
I live in Michigan with my husband. We’ve been together since September 2008 (married as of September 2014!) and we welcomed our first baby in 2013. We met in college, and neither of us thought that the friendship was going anywhere serious when we started hanging out, but here we are. He’s a computer guy and works in IT.
I’m a stay-at-home mom, but I’ve worn many hats over the years. I’ve worked retail, childcare, and (most recently) virtual assistance. I owned my own business for a while and really enjoyed it, but in the end, I didn’t have enough time to devote to it anymore. (Some days, I really miss the work, though – and my clients!)
I grew up in a fairly small town. I have a bachelor’s degree in criminology and criminal justice, but I don’t see myself pursuing anything in that field anymore. I realized a little too late (months before graduation) that what I really wanted to do was special education, but at that point, I just wanted to finish out my degree and be done with school. I’d figure it all out later.
Within weeks of finishing college, I became pregnant, and the direction of my life changed. Having three kids before the age of thirty wasn’t something I had initially planned on, but sometimes you have to learn to roll with the punches. I got pretty good at that after a while.
Toward the end of my pregnancy, I began this blog to begin documenting my adventures in motherhood. If nothing else, it can serve as a page for our families to check in on how everyone’s doing on our end.
Since we first got together in 2008, we’ve had three babies. Our oldest daughter, “Boo,” was born in early 2013. Younger daughter “Peanut” followed in 2016. Their brother “Buddy” joined the family in 2017.
Over the years, we’ve gone through tons of jobs changes (including two lay-offs) and several moves. We’ve adopted two cats and a dog. We’ve taken vacations and we’ve had to survive a worldwide pandemic together. It’s been a hell of a journey.
This may not have been the life I saw myself leading one day, but it’s what I have now and I’m thankful for every moment. The laughter, the tears, all of it – and I’m hoping to share as much as I can with the rest of the world. (Or, at least, our families.)
One day, I’ll probably look back on this thing and think, “What the heck was I even doing?”