Hi! I’m Emily, a working mom with one amazing kiddo, one beautiful beast (a Bullmastiff named Stella) and one ultra supportive & loving hubby. I am grateful as hell for how things have come together for me. It took a lot of hard work, an incredible support system, some really great luck and at least one big ass miracle.
I love this life I live….and it can also be stressful too. The big thing I’ve learned along the way is that that’s just how life goes – it’s one big mashup of the good, the bad and everything in between.
And when you can embrace that as true, it takes the pressure off of trying so hard to stay in the good. Marriage, parenting, business, writing – it’s all good…and it’s also really freaking hard.
Most people think happiness comes when you avoid the mess or clean it up quick before anyone sees. I believe we find happiness through the mess by embracing all of our messy and meaningful parts.
I created Balance & Thrive as a resource to help you do exactly that! To share with you simple strategies to help you embrace all of the messy and meaningful parts in life so you can stress a little bit less, feel like yourself again and enjoy life more.
When I’m not making messes – you can find me catching some afternoon couch cuddles with my kiddo, getting my fashion fix at Nordstrom or dancing the night (I actually mean afternoon) away…probably while in the kitchen cooking up some healthyish chocolate chip cookies ;)!