Welcome to Mama Loves Well!
I am a mom in Texas. I have a husband, 4 kids, and a dog. I have crazy, I have chaos. You do too, am I right? Life as a mom doesn't generally have much calm. So I'm on a mission. A mission to add comfort and calm to this brick 2-story we call home.
So, what is Mama Loves Well? Basically, it’s my place to bring together all the things I love, and hopefully connect with and inspire you. I’m a person with many different interests, the top ones being motherhood, healthier living, working from home, and scrapbooking. This site is all those things combined in one place, documenting and sharing my efforts to love well.
Mama, I see greatness in you (and me!), but it doesn’t always rise to the top, does it? Trust me, I get it. For me, loving well is a journey of ups and downs, getting it right then failing the next time. The important part is that we find community, friendship, and we just keep on doing the things.
So, I this is where I share all the things. I hope you enjoy the journey. If you want to connect, please do! I’d love to hear from you.
FUN FACTS ABOUT ME
I like to say I grew up a nomad. That's not strictly true, but I did live in 17 houses in my first 17 years. I call central Illinois the home of my childhood, but when I met my handsome dude and married in 2004, I moved to central Indiana. My first baby was born in 2004, followed by 3 more babies over the next 11 years.
I have spent many days slogging my way through the chaos of life with 4 kids, thinking about what I would say if I had a chance to sit down with a new mom for coffee. Then I had a few new moms actually ask me for advice. After I recovered from the shock and thought of something semi-profound (at least in my own mind) to say, I decided to actually do something to share more with struggling moms and I started this blog.
I am a "momprenuer." I run a business (yes, besides this site) from home while the kids are here too. It's a challenge but completely rewarding! I enjoy helping others learn to live clean and get healthier, and I've found an amazing company to partner with to help me do that. Looking for a way to make some extra cash? I may be able to help (email me alyssa.mcgrew@gmail dot com)
I spent 3+ years living in Bulgaria, and Eastern Europe will always be dear to my heart.
My hobbies include scrapbooking, reading, blogging, cooking, and any snatches of peace and quiet I can find. I drink coffee every morning without fail. I'm generally sarcastic, have a twisted sense of humor, and love my family more then life.
I hope you feel welcome and find something encouraging and useful here! Thanks for stopping by.
I’ve been a scrapbooker for 13 years, and I love sharing inspiration, being inspired, and meeting other crafters. My scrapbooking blog is here, and I’m also on Instagram as AlyssaMM.
Want to read more about my daily adventures? You can hear about the ups and downs, the successes and failures on my blog. Or, join me on Facebook. I believe in community and sharing life with other moms, so let’s connect!