Welcome! My name is Lynn and I’m the mom behind Always Moving Mommy. As a single mom of three kids, there’s not a lot of times I’m not moving. I’m always trying to learn new ways to make life a little bit easier while still making sure we’re having fun along the way and I want to share what I’ve learned with you (and learn from you too!). Whether it’s meal prep ideas, tips to make that birthday party a little easier to throw, or how to save money on grocery shopping, I’m sharing it to make your life a little bit easier. Here it’s safe (and highly encouraged!!) to be real instead of trying to be everyone else’s definition of perfect. Life isn’t always easy but learning how to deal with the obstacles along the way can make all the different and be a wonderful example for your children. And just because you’re a mom doesn’t mean you need some time not moving and focusing on you. This is a lesson I’m currently learning so maybe we can learn together.
My oldest son loves sports and has played on his school’s football and soccer team so I’ve gotten to official be a “Soccer Mom” thanks to him. His talents don’t just lie in the sports arenas. He’s also very bright and often gets involved with different events and activities at school that better the school and community. When he’s not doing homework or playing sports, he enjoys a good Nerf battle or watching The Good Place or The Big Bang Theory. We’re just entering the teen years with this one and it’s bittersweet. I’m so proud of him and excited of what he’s going to do but so sad that it’s all gone so quickly.
My middle kiddo gave me gray hairs from the start. After having a scheduled c-section with no signs of anything abnormal during the pregnancy, he spent a week in NICU. Walking out of the hospital without your baby is a feeling I’ll never be able to describe to anyone. He’s still a fighter to this day – usually for his friends to make sure everyone is being included and treated fairly. Like his big brother, he’s also incredibly smart and has a huge heart at just 10 years old. When he’s not asking me to take him to Walt Disney World, he’s watching Teen Titans Go, reading, or planning his campaign to become a millionaire (because he’s going to buy me a house next to his some day) and become president once he’s old enough.
My youngest is a true princess diva who’s currently five years old. When you first meet her, she might be a little bit shy but that doesn’t last long. She’s a natural mommy and is drawn to any baby within a five mile radius and will spend as long as she’s allowed entertaining the children – she even changes diapers y’all! It’s her first year of school and so far she’s adjusting well. After school and on the weekends, she likes to play with her Shopkins, dolls (babies and the American Girl Doll kind), and Play-Doh, or watch Rapunzel.
Just a Girl and a Dream…
From as far back as I can remember, all I wanted to be when I grew up was a mom (and a teacher…). My days growing up in the Mitten State (Michigan just in case you were confused) were filled with baby dolls, baby sitting and other jobs that involved taking care of people. The teaching thing did happen for a while (let me just tell you – teaching a classroom full of preschoolers is tough y’all!) and I still enjoy working with kiddos and adults to share my knowledge. Not everything went according to plan, but I’m much closer to the beach in the Lowcountry of South Carolina with three kiddos of my own who keep me incredibly busy and are teaching me new things every single day. Now days are filled with juggling schedules of three little people (a full time job in itself!), working full time in the medical field, spending time blogging and trying to navigate the single life again. Want to know more of my story? You can always shoot me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Several years ago I jumped into the blogging world to share my love (and knowledge) of Walt Disney World and basically all things Disney. I wound up sharing “mom stuff” over there too and got to a point where I just stopped writing because I had things I wanted to share that wasn’t specifically Disney. After a few prayers, the name Always Moving Mommy fell into my lap and I ran with the idea.
Go To Bunch of Girlfriends
Always Moving Mommy is here to make your life easier. When you stop by, I want you to feel like you’re hanging out with a group of your girlfriends chatting about the day or week’s events. Lively respectful discussion in the comments and on social media is encouraged. Everyone has a different view and different experiences to pull from. We can all learn from each other and make all our lives easier. Have something you think would be a good fit for the group? Learn more about submitting guest posts here.
We Don’t Have All the Answers
You don’t know how much I wish I could tell you to sign up for my newsletter and I’ll tell you how to make everything fall perfectly in to place. Believe me – if I had that power I’d be happy to share it with the world. Instead of having all the answers, we’ll share our thoughts, opinions and experiences with you. Always 100% honest and straight from the heart. And I hate junky emails just as much as the next person. Your email is safe with us and you’ll only get our newsletters.
Got a question? Ask Away!
This mom thing is really hard. Sometimes you just need to ask another mom who’s been through it to know you’re not alone. Or maybe you want to ask outside of your group of family and friends so you’re not judged. Go ahead and ask us. I promise we won’t judge. My kids have done some pretty crazy things (that you’ll read about here) so I’m the last to judge another mom. Ask away!