Hello and welcome to Blessed Lively Mess!
My name is Stephanie. I chronicle what I’ve been learning along the way as a wife, mom, homeschool parent, and home manager here at Blessed Lively Mess. I’m also a Christ follower so the decisions I make tend to be made through a Christian lens of the world. I enjoy homeschooling our two girls (most days). When I have free time I enjoy snuggling up with a good book and a cup of hot tea. On nice days I can usually be found outdoors soaking in God’s beautiful creation.
My daily life is filled with blessings but can become a ride on the crazy train if I’m not careful. Kids need help with schoolwork, the phone is ringing, the dogs are barking, someone can’t find a library book, and the husband is wanting dinner as soon as he is home from work. Although I certainly don’t have it all figured out (and certainly never will) I have come to realize there are some habits and choices that I can make ahead of time that make my life much easier.
Since my family is also an integral part of this blog you may want to know a little about their personalities as well.
The man I am married to is a dream chaser and a go getter. I love this about my husband but sometimes this can stretch me way out of my comfort zone. I wouldn’t want him any other way though. He is a paramedic and recently obtained his pilot’s license.
Emily is our oldest who can usually be found cuddled up with a book and one of our dogs or cats. She is fond of singing, being outdoors, photography, anything to do with animals, and spending time hanging out with family. She is independent and down to earth.
Grace has two speeds: warp and asleep! She is a ball of energy who loves anything to do with art. When she doesn’t have a paintbrush or marker in her hand, she is usually reading or dancing to music somewhere. Her loving spirit and tenderness towards those in need melts my heart. There is rarely a dull moment when Grace is around.