Hello! My name is Rachel and I am a mother of 3 kids, several animals, and a few plants. I spend most of my days working with children, animals, and technology while trying to keep my life from getting too messy.
I love art, crafts, DIY projects, reading, learning, writing, and basically anything else you can clutter your house with. My hobbies are endless (sadly my storage space is not) and so are those of my kids. We love to learn as a family which is why I made the decision to homeschool. Together we spend our days learning, creating, and getting messy.
I don’t just mean messy as in- “Sorry, hun! I spilled paint all over the dining room table so now I have to cover that up every time someone comes over so they don’t ask me how long I went without noticing a giant smear of paint on my beautiful table for it to have dried like that.”
I also mean messy as in- “My God! My head hurts so bad today I have no idea how I’m going to get out of bed let alone listen to the kids read biographies to me for 2 hours!” or “If I don’t talk to another adult soon I may be the next character that lives in a fruit under the sea!” (No, I don’t own the rights to that song and I honestly hope whoever does has a coughing fit every time they hear it because it makes me think I’m going to vomit or die from asphyxiation when I hear it too!)
I have always loved writing and have had the ambition to write a book since I was old enough to hold a pencil. I also suffer from sometimes crippling anxiety and self-doubt that has stopped me from trying because of fear people would know how MESSY I really am. After having children, I realized that a mess can be a beautiful thing and a great learning experience!
So, that’s what I am here to share with you. My mess! My beautiful, awful, fun, tragic, and extremely confusing mess. I will tell you my stories and I will share with you my secrets. I will offer you tips and tricks and I will also give you a voice if you really need it. I am here to show parents that it is OKAY TO BE MESSY and that you are definitely not alone. I always hope that no one is like me but I know that there are people out there who feel just as hopeless and failing as I on my worst days. Here is your safe place. Come and walk with me!