A Little About Me

Hey lady!

I’m Emily, a writing, reading, first-grade-teaching wife and mama. I’m also a lactose intolerant, people-pleasing, UW-Madison alumna who values her relationships and high-quality time with family and friends. I live in a small Wisconsin town that boasts a city zoo, a hundred year old pool, a Target, and not much else–but I (mostly) love our life here!

Our “little family” consists of The Engineer, Little Darcy, and myself.
Oh, and Luna. The cat.  Our bigger family includes my Mom and Dad, my sister (Dry Mama), my MIL and FIL, my SIL, and her fiance.  We’re blessed to be surrounded by a ton of support.

Little Darcy has sharply refocused The Engineer and I, leading us to a more mindful, minimalist lifestyle. It’s a process and one we’re really just beginning. Our conversations around simplicity and transparency led me to this blog, a place to share my motherhood in an ugly-honest way. My hope is to inspire others to do the same, to live authentically according to their family’s values and not be afraid to share what that looks like with the world.

So welcome, my friend. I hope I can inspire you a little or at least challenge you to think about something in a new way. Please reach out to me with questions, stories, challenges.

Welcome to Ugly Honest.