Hi there! I’m Rachel, and this is my little blog in the wide, wide, web. I’m a 30-something wife and mother living with my little family in Knoxville, TN. I am wife to Daniel, a cute, silly, and sarcastic man who works ridiculously hard to make our family happy. I am mom to Emmeric, a little boy born June 2, 2016, who has become a light in my life that I never knew I needed. And last but not least, I am the puppy mama to Dobby the House Corgi, a Cardigan Welsh Corgi named for one of my favorite Harry Potter characters.
I’ve started this blog as a way to chronicle my adventures as a new mom, a wife adjusting to a new role in life, and a woman suffering from postpartum depression and anxiety. I want to share my stories, tips, and advice with others who may be in similar positions to me so that I can help other women. I also want to meet new women who are interested in making new friends and hope to make this blog a community where women of like minds can come together.
A little more about me? I’m sarcastic and fun-loving, and I hate doing “about me” spiels in any form, whether for interviews, websites, or group meets. I love to read and write and have plans to publish a novel someday. I’m not necessarily an introvert or extrovert but flirt somewhere between those categories, which is sometimes fun and sometimes exhausting. I’m a coffee addict who will constantly remind you how much caffeine you need to raise an infant.
The most important thing about me, however, is my faith in Jesus Christ. I will be sharing about my faith here and make no apologies for it. My faith has brought me so far in life, and it’s what has been helping me make progress with my PPD and PPA when I felt like I was floating lifelessly away from myself. God has been my Rock during this time, and I want to share how faith and medication have worked together to give me hope in a very dark place.
I hope you’ll join me as we travel this road of life together. It isn’t easy, and it will never be simple. But I truly think it’s worth the journey. Come in, sit a spell, grab some coffee, and share your heart. I’m all ears!