“A STRONG woman has faith that she is strong enough for the journey…but a woman of strength has faith that itis in the journey that she will become STRONG.” unknown

My name is Nicole, and I am in my mid-thirties; I am a wife and a mother of four very lively little monkeys… okay okay children. I am the creator of Keep Calm its Life, a parenting lifestyle blog focused on sharing our families lifestyle techniques, tips, adventures, and efforts to keep calm through it all. I’m also a freelance content writer, blogger, and I work as an editor for a wide variety of clients when they need me. Before I realized that I needed to be able to leave my Corporate American job and stay home with my children I spent 13 years in the medical field on the admin/financial side of things. I worked the Monday through Friday 9:00 am. to 5:00 pm cycle, went home after where the REAL job was only beginning. Then, once everything was done I’d go to bed and start all over again. It got old very quickly and I knew I needed something different for myself and my family. So, I made the jump, with my husbands’ help of course, and left my job and went into working for myself. This road, then, certainly was less traveled, and now four years later everyone is attempting to freelance their skill sets out and be independent. It’s definitely not for everyone, but I LOVE IT.

Like most mothers, my life revolves around my kids’, their needs, their wants and the things that make them happy. My oldest just turned 12, she thinks she’s grown already but as we know most pre-teens at this age do. Her name is Mckenna, but we call her Kenna Bug. The ‘Bug’ part she earned by being the most buggy child known to man.

Then there are my boys: Brennden is 5, Isaac is 4 and Russell is 2.  My life is full of chaos because of this trio, and it’s because of them I can safely and confidently say that I am a professional mother.

 

Keep Calm its Life was built on the principles of “No more perfect parenting.”  Because I spent the first several years of motherhood trying to domesticate myself to being the perfect mom, when I failed over and over again, the reality of parenting came into clear view. Through this journey, I’ve learned that I am not alone in trying to live up to the facade of perfect parenting. I am here to share with you that my kids are still alive, my family is still functioning and we are enjoying life more than ever today. This blog has grown to something so much bigger than just being about parenting, but it’s now more centered around parenting AND life. Because there is and should be life outside of just being a parent. Otherwise, as parents, especially mothers’ we lose our sanity, we lose our other purposes, we lose ourselves. And that, is not the way life was designed to be.

So, I welcome you to my life, here on Keep Calm its Life.

 

Nicole

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