I started this blog in Dec 2010; I wanted it to be a way to share my life experiences and read other fellow bloggers’ stories. Like many of you, I was pretty scared, nervous and excited to open up my heart to a whole new world (blogging) that I have no experience with, and I’m glad I did because it’s been such a wonderful journey so far.
The decision to name my blog “purse meets diaper bag” is so in line with all the changes and new experiences I have been having since becoming a mom in November 2011. A lot of my life, and what I blog about, is finding that balance between the woman in me that is still growing and changing and how that merges with this new mommy side of me that is revealed daily.
My husband and celebrated 12 years of marriage this year! I absolutely love being a wife (yes even during the challenging times) and sharing our life experiences together. We have two beautiful daughters, Celeste who is 9 years old and Elysse who is 6 years old, which means many experiences to share with you all! On July 31, 2020, we had to make the difficult and painful decision to lay to rest our Olde English Bulldog named Biggie. We adopted him in December 2009, just six months after getting married. He was about 12 years old in 2020 (when we rescued him they estimated he was maybe 1 or 2) which is not common for bulldogs to live that many years. He was a part of our family for just shy of 11 years and we loved him tremendously. He lived a very good life and we miss him a ton. It was heartbreaking for all of our family to say goodbye to him. There is not a day we don’t talk about him or share a funny store, and a year later our girls still wish they could have had more time with him.
Aside from being a mom I am also focused on being more mindful of my health and fitness. The first few years of being a mom and transitioning into that new role were really tough for me. As you can see (or will see) from some of my past posts, I struggled a lot with how to merge who I was pre-motherhood and now as a mom. The balance between fueling myself (which is super important) in order for me to pour all of me into my family can be challenging when you are juggling many things. It took me a while to find my course and each day I am learning new ways of personal growth as a woman, wife, and mom.
I love God, my husband, daughters, family and friends and I work every day on becoming a better person and learning to be flexible and not let the little things unsettle me. I absolutely love interacting with people and feel it’s so rewarding when I’m helping someone out. Oh and I also LOVE positive/uplifting quotes!
I sure hope you’ll stick along for the ride and I look forward to learning and building a connection with you too!