I’m Amazing Grace. No, really! That is my legal name I was given at birth by my parents. I was their first child and they were really excited. I’m 21 years young, I’m married to a man twice my age, and I have two beautiful boys both under the age of two (Jaxon Paul and Reznor Hume.) I’m currently a breastfeeding, baby wearing, co-sleeping, anti mommy-shaming mother. But to be honest, that’s just how I am RIGHT NOW. My last son was a formula fed, cry it out kind of baby.
I am a busy mom. Like busy AF. One, because I have two young boys, but also because I own three of my own businesses/passions that I run from home. I enjoy every second of what I do (in motherhood, being a wifey, and running my businesses. I’m obviously a blogger and a photographer, but I am also a safer beauty advocate and I’m pro “healthy home.” I love spending my time teaching families about the simple safer switches they can make in their homes to live a better life.
It’s sometimes hard for moms to see or know who they are outside of being a mother, they can lose their identity easy. Although being a mom is the most important part of me, I have other things that make me the being that I am. I absolutely love music of all kinds from folk to EDM. I know boring, right? To quote Lana Del Rey “I’m as wide and as wavering as the ocean.” I love expressing myself through writing, photography, and art (although I don’t have a lot of time to spend on the sort of media I was used to before kiddos.)
I was born and raised in Los Angeles, but my family and I live in western Washington. The Pacific Northwest is my favorite place and although I miss my home, I’ll never leave.
When I first had the desire to be a blogger I was having such a hard time writing my “about me” page and piecing together articles and a niche for my blog. The longer and longer I have been working on it, the more I have come to realize I was doing it wrong. I was trying to force a niche, personality, and way of writing that wasn’t my own. I wanted everything to be perfect. But I’m not perfect. I’m so far from perfect. Being real and authentic is what is relatable to people. So I’m here to tell you that I’m going to be as real and authentic as I possibly can with you. No bulls**t, not ever. No mom wants to relate and learn from someone who is pretending to be perfect. It’s just not practical. Im here for moms to relate, not feel alone, and maybe learn something new.
My niche is everything that I am…and honestly, I am totally just wingin’ it!
Welcome to “The Practical Mother”