A New Leaf

Welcome back y’all ( I can say that now because I’m officially a North Carolinian)! It’s been a while since I’ve posted, and once again, a lot has changed. Not only have we moved from Washington to North Carolina and bought a house ( finally!!!), but we’ve made some exciting blog related changes recently that I am excited to share!


As you know, my mission here on The Real Me is to shine a light on authentic motherhood and promote self care and balanced living.  It is super important to me to live in alignment with those values and I must confess, it’s been challenging to generate genuine content and single handedly manage this space in a way that allows me to maintain balance in my own life. I love this blog and I love you all so much that I’ve been trying to figure out what it would take for me to show up here and serve you better. It finally occurred to me that I need help! That being said, I am excited to announce that The Real Me Plus 3 will now be the collaborative efforts of myself and our fabulous new co-author, Kim!!!


Kim and I actually go all the way back to high school. Both she and I ( along with our husbands) were all members of the marching band together! It wasn’t until years later though, once we’d gone on to start families of our own, that I realized how much we have in common. She is a fellow creative, a coffee lover, and down to earth mama who always keeps it real. She’s the first to offer to a sweet word of encouragement when life gets tough or a quick glimpse into a less than perfect moment so you know you’re not alone.  I’ve always found her perspective on motherhood to be so inspiring and I hope you do as well!

I can’t tell you how excited I am about this change in direction! With so many mamas from so many walks of life, I truly believe that the addition of multiple perspectives on the blog will make this place all the more rich and help grow this community of like-minded mamas! Thanks so much for sticking around and if you are as excited as I am about having Kim here, head over to our About Our Team page where you can get to know her a little better! Please join me in welcoming her by dropping a comment below!

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