About Me

I’m a wife, mom to 4 beautiful children, registered nurse, novice baker, homeschool teacher, and someone who is thriving to live a simple, yet meaningful, life. I am a passionate supporter of all mamas trying their best, coffee addict (who wouldn’t be with all these hats to wear), and learner of all the things.

With my house, heart, and mind so full, I wanted a way to share it with you all. So welcome to the place where I get to dump all that is on my mind as I navigate this world of motherhood, homeschooling, and everything else that sparks my interest.

Why “Just A Moment?”

If your house is anything like mine, you are probably reading this right now, not really busy, and there are no children are asking you for anything (except maybe there is a baby attached to you). Now, try to go to the bathroom and your kids will be on your heels asking for a snack, which they are more than likely able to get themselves, or you will be hearing bickering from the other room.

I first started saying, “just a minute,” to the millions of times a day that I am asked for something when I am in the process of doing something else. Then my kids learned to count to sixty. A moment, with its ambiguity, was the perfect replacement.

Well, perfect enough to not have an impatient 58, 59, 60 yelled out.

My days seemed filled with this phrase: just a moment. The kids take turns saying, “I’m hungry,” while I am in the kitchen, already making supper. My response, “just a moment.” From the other room, “I need help reaching.” My response, “just a moment.” Or the one that every parent can relate to, “I WENT POOP!” you guessed it, “just a moment!”

It didn’t take me long to figure out that with each additional child in our family, not only did I need to increase my patience, so did my children. Of course, having a newborn meant that a lot of things needed to wait. The older children needed to learn that a new baby didn’t know how to wait and things were not going to get done so fast. I like to think that the constant repetition is building up their patience, one “just a moment” at a time.

Aside from being something I say frequently, “just a moment” is a reminder for myself that these moments all pass too quickly. Our children grow so fast and it is so easy to miss the small things. I need a reminder that all these moments add up to the long days but also add up to the very short years.

And so… the birth of Just a Moment Mom.