Hi! My name is Carrie Willard. I reside in the northwest Atlanta suburbs with my woodworker husband and 7 homeschooling kiddos ages 2-18.
I love encouraging moms to keep things simple, develop good habits and make time for their goals and dreams during the busy parenting years. My goal is to help you put the HER back into motherhood!
What can you expect here?
Your Mind: good books to help you avoid the dread “mommy brain”.
Some of my most popular posts are here.
A bit of personal history: I started blogging way back in 2003. For several years I hosted a parenting podcast called NaturalMomsTalkRadio.
Since I began blogging, I’ve gone through an unexpected divorce, a few years as a single mom, paying off debt and building my online business, remarriage and blending a stepfamily, paying off my husband’s debt, buying a house and all the whole homeschooling my brood. I’ve had 6 natural births (5 at home), and an emergent C-section with a 27-weeker preemie (who had to have supplemental formula in order to gain weight, which was especially difficult for me. We used a Lact-Aid supplemental nursing system). His early birth was caused by PPROM.
I have learned a few lessons along the way and love sharing those with other women.
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Habits is one of my favorite topics and the answer to the question, “How do you get it all done?!”
I stopped writing about parenting, until I gave birth to a 27 weeker preemie. For over a year after his birth, I struggled with depression, anxiety and PTSD from the stress of the experience. I became passionate about helping moms remember the woman they were before they became a mother – for their own mental health. Here’s a pic of me and the kids taken when Josiah came home from the NICU two years ago.
I enjoy reading and writing, cooking (and eating!) real food, going for daily walks or bike rides. A wanna-be French girl, I’ve been teaching myself French for a few years now. Je ne parle pas bien le francais.
Contact me at: clauth at gmail dot com (removing spaces)
A few of my favorite and most popular posts:
My books on Amazon
Social Media Profiles
My articles on SheKnows
My articles on BlogHer
January 2016 – Blissful Intent on The Life-Changing Magic of Good Habits
Picky Pinchers – How to have fun with kids without busting the budget
Just a Simple Home on How I Use Essential Oils for Emotional Support
November 2016 – 5 Ways to Avoid Homeschool Burnout at Canadian Homeschooler
October 2016 – His & Her Money show interview: How Carrie and Her Family Worked Their Way to Debt Freedom
August 2016 – Acorns blog: One Thing That Helped Me Pay Off Debt Faster
January 2014 – 3 Things I Learned by Tracking My Habits at EarlyBirdMom
October 2013 – SoloSmarts Talk Radio interview: On self-publishing for Kindle
Laura Vanderkam – How Keeping A Time Diary Changed My Life (And My Attitude).
Musings of a Housewife – The Blessing of a Food Allergic Child
SingleMomsIncome – How a Single Mom of Four Gets Out of Debt
HillbillyHousewife – How I Spent $2.50 and Ditched My Starbucks Habit