Hi there, friend! Welcome to Fantastically Four. I’m so glad you want to know a bit more about me and this blog. I’m a stay-at-home-mom to two little kiddos, Kai (age four) and Sylvie (age one). I’ve been married to my amazing husband for more than 15 years. He’s a mental health therapist who has dedicated his life to helping others. He goes by “Ry” on the blog. We are proud Iowa residents who love things like fishing, hiking, farming, and a good Dutch bakery. We made it back to my home state after a few moves around the country, living in North Carolina and Colorado before making Iowa our home once again. We live in a small rural town and we like to visit my parents’ farm a few times a month. My parenting journey has been normally abnormal, just like yours. Ry and I started to grow our family after 13 years of marriage and now have two kiddos who keep me on my toes at all times. They are the light of my life and the reason I’m wearing that messy mom bun. I’m a believer who needs Jesus every single day, and I love to share grace and encouragement with others, which is one of the reasons I started this blog. I love blogging for other women and moms who could learn from my mistakes and use a little encouragement. I share about our daily lives as a family, favorite things, as well as reflections on parenting and tips for life with kids too. I’ve never been happier or felt better about where I’m at in life, at home with my kiddos, taking on the biggest ministry and hardest work I’ll ever know. God makes sure to keep things light around here, with tons of gleefully silly moments and a few disgusting ones to round out the experience. I’m thankful you’re here. I hope you are encouraged and entertained every time you come by. If you’re looking for a jumping off point, start here. And please feel free to drop me a line, I’d love to hear from you!