Hi there! I'm Susan.
Let me be real with you up front. I’m a real mom with 7 kids and married to my hubby for over 20 years. That means there’s 9 different personalities mixed with strong opinions living in the same house. (pray for me)
If you’re looking for a perfect family- you won’t find that here. There are no matching outfits, or Pinterest worthy home design. Nope. Not here.
What you will find is a mom who sees motherhood as a calling and a privilege.
My goal has always been to create a home where our family can thrive- physically, emotionally, financially and spiritually. But somewhere along the way I starting letting other people’s advice steer me off course.
We were no longer thriving, it was more like………surviving!
I became so burdened with my efforts to be a “good mom” and trying to do all the things a “good mom” should do. My list of “should’s” was so long I was ready to give up. In fact, I did give up. I announced it one night at dinner with a simple- “I’m done!”
With a lot of work and many long conversations, my husband and I were both able to break free from the burden of perfection. He was trying to be a “good dad” and I was striving to be a “good mom” and we were both running ourselves ragged.
We came to see how important it is for us to define what’s important for our family or we’ll eventually end up blindly following other people’s goals.
That was 5 years ago, and I can honestly say that today our family is thriving. We have our fair share of challenges, but overall- I love this life we’re living.
It’s amazing to me that just 5 years ago I was so worn out and overwhelmed and today I’m none of that!
In fact, people have asked me over the years what is the difference they sense in our family and now I
have an answer- we live our lives with intention….we are on purpose and full of purpose.