I Don't Have It All Together: Confessions Of A Not So Supermom

I’m 42 years old. It’s the new 30, right?

I have wrinkles (umm, laugh lines), cellulite, stretch marks, gray hair, bags under my eyes, a little extra “baby weight” and at times, hormonal acne.

I’m a mom of 3 very active boys: 17, 14 and 9 years old. They are all so different. And yes, it’s exhausting, especially the teenage years. I thought the toddlers years were tough. Oh my gosh! Whatever!


I own and run a custom photography studio where we specialize in photographing high school senior portraits. It’s my dream job.

I am a planner, an organizer by nature. I do love a good adventure, as long as it’s on the calendar ;)

Clutter drives me crazy. So clean counters are my thing. The dishwasher gets run every night so I can at least wake up to a clean kitchen.

Did I mention the 3 dogs?

Yep. 2 miniature labradoodles and one little rescue who basically runs the house now.

So, between the 3 boys, 3 dogs and 2 businesses, oh . . . and a husband who works out of town a lot, I am one frazzled mess most of the time.

But somehow, I’m holding down the fort!

This little story isn’t to make me sound like a supermom by any means.

I do not have it all together.

Things fall through the cracks all the time! Just know that I’m a lot like you, just trying to make it through the day raising healthy kids the best way I know how.

I’ve learned so much over the years and spend a lot of my time now researching natural living and non-toxic living. That’s what a good bit of this blog is about. I’m on a mission to create a chemical free home and raise the kids with as little toxic overload as we possibly can.

My body has been wrecked over the years from mistreating it, not always on purpose now, but because I didn’t know any better. Well, after a few health scares I am wide awake to the dangers of chemicals in our home, in our food and on our skin. I hope you’ll find some help along the way in these blog posts as I continue to share what I’m learning. And if not, maybe you’ll just stick around for my sarcasm and odd sense of humor ;)