If you know me personally you know I’m a bit all over the place. I’m a part time flower child, full time hot mess.
To start, I have been married since 2016, and as of 2018 I am a mama to the most wonderful baby boy. I fall somewhere in between modern and holistic when it comes to my parenting child, but I’m a mostly crunchy mom.
I practice tarot and align my chakras, smudge my apartment every now and then, had an all natural birth, and I will probably figure out your astrological chart as soon as we meet. I also vaccinated my baby, I fully believe in science, eat processed foods, and love trap music. You can decide what to call me for yourself. If you’re someone who has always been a little scared to learn about esoteric practices my blog may be your chance to read a little more about them. I consider myself a christian but I am pretty open religiously and spiritually.
I’m a moon mom to a little meteor, and I’m trying to balance being a mother and being a person without losing myself somewhere between the two.
I’m a feminist. I think it’s important to speak your mind often, and loudly. I think debates and discussion are important, especially at times like these.
I’m mommin’ on a budget all day everyday. I’m young, I’m working slowly but surely on my degree in education, and I recently decided to quit my job as an aide in special education to become a full time mom until I graduate. This means my wonderful hubby is supporting us financially, so I try to do my part by saving us money however we can and I’m excited to share some of those ways with you also.
I love travel and events and anything that keeps me out and about. Telling friends about what I’ve been up to and hearing about others are things I’ve been happy to do. Sharing with others can be an intimate experience all on its own and it it will surprise you how much you discover when you open yourself up.
I started being more active on social media, specifically Instagram @lifeandlana, when I found out I was pregnant. With a baby coming, I was leaving the overwhelmingly difficult parts of my life behind me and needed a sense of community. Don’t get me wrong, I love my friends and family and honestly I do not deserve some of them, but I needed something new. I wanted to be a mom that focused on her baby but didn’t lose herself while doing it, and I was already feeling a little lost. I also wanted to document this new part of my life that I knew would be full of moments I would never want to forget, so my pregnancy kick-started what would eventually become my blog.
By meeting new people through Instagram I found so many different communities and events that I was excited to become a part of. I learned about parenting and family friendly hang out spots and had conversations with a bunch of like minded people. It also made me realize how much you can learn from other mothers through social media. I want to be able to share my own beliefs and tips, and maybe introduce others to new things the same way some mommy bloggers had done for me.Reading about others’ experiences as they go through life can motivate you when you’re experiencing something similar, especially when you’re about to start something as scary as trying to raise a perfect little human being.
I am an incredibly liberal person and I’m comfortable disclosing deep and personal pieces of my life. I tend to speak my mind, almost to a fault, and while this is endearing to some it can be a deal breaker for others.
This blog is almost like a diary to me and a place where I can reference experiences that I’ve gone through both as a mother and as a person. While I would like to label this as more of a lifestyle blog, I want to warn you it’ll be a little all over the place – which only makes it more real if you know me at all. I hope you continue to follow my thoughts through all the funky little topics and places they’ll take you. Be back soon.