Meet Melanie


Hello, sweet friend

Thanks so much for taking the time to get to know a little about me!

I’m a small-town, southern girl who married a handsome pilot (and cheesehead!) from Wisconsin. We’ve discovered that sweet tea and bratwursts are a great combination, and our kids have very interesting accents, as you can imagine! We live in the beautiful Appalachian Mountains of East Tennessee and love it here!

We have two sweet boys who keep us laughing and who never, ever run out of energy!

I am a busy full-time working mom

And I juggle deadlines as a software developer…. and diapers and monster trucks with my boys at home.

And I love every second of it! However, I am definitely not a “cool” mom.

I started this blog on a whim one day when I realized that I would really like to have a hobby and a creative outlet. I honestly never expected to keep it up long-term but have completely fallen in love with blogging and blog design!

My Passion

Writing has always been my dream and passion, and my blog always me to do that while meeting wonderful people online!

I often blog about life as a working mom and try to share helpful tips and resources I am learning along the way. My life is far from perfect, but I am blessed beyond measure. I adore my boys, and cling to each second I get to be their mommy. From tough times, like explaining September 11 to them, to silly times, like watching themwrestle on the floor

I adore every second

Well, maybe not every second… like the time my two-year-old sprayed down our hardwood stairs with Windex, and I went down barefoot. Correction — I “started” down barefoot, but mostly did a triple back-flip, or something close to it. Hello, E.R.

Ministry

I never expected my blog to be used as a ministry. God opened my eyes to the opportunity He has given me here to share with others the hope of life in Christ! Without Him, there would be no hope!

God has been challenging my heart to completely trust Him in both sad times and happiness, walk in faith, consider my testimony, and to live in a way that reflects His love alone. Many times, others judge our God not by what they know about Him… but what they know about how we live.

I don’t want to wear a mask… I want to be real, even when I have to admit to being a failure.

Others Would Say…

My friends describe me as bubbly, sweet, encouraging, fun and sunny. I asked my 6 year-old to describe Mommy, and he said “undefeated on Mario – and that’s pretty cool!”. I love to laugh, and especially laugh at myself (can you tell I take myself so seriously)?

I would describe myself as a simple, ordinary girl who loves to laugh and is in love with an awesome God. Psalm 39 is one of my favorite Psalms and has become my ‘motto’ for living each day to the fullest to appreciate each step of my journey. In the end, I don’t want my story to be about me.

I am only a breath… and so are you, sweet friend.

“Show me, LORD, my life’s end and the number of my days; let me know how fleeting my life is. 

You have made my days a mere handbreadth; the span of my years is as nothing before you. Everyone is but a breath, even those who seem secure”

 ~ Psalm 39:4-5