About Me

The Journey of Parenthood launched in 2008 as a way for me to share my experiences as a mom and has grown into an active community of mothers who strive to parent with intention, embrace experiences as a family, and know they are not alone along their parenting journeys.

If you’re looking to connect with a real-life kinda mama then you’ll feel right at home here!

My work has been featured on Love What Matters, Better Homes & Gardens, MSN, and Today Parenting.

Want to get to know me better? Hi, I’m Emily 🙂

Disney World is my happiest place and I can’t resist a good deal! I am a firm believer in always being open and transparent (total “over-sharer” right here!). I am truly blessed to be living my dream of being a mother. Parenting is my passion and I strive to raise my children in the Lord and for them to look back on their childhoods with fond, fun memories. I truly believe that life is about the journey and I want to savor every second of it!

Even at a very young age, I knew my goal was to be a wife and a stay-at-home mom. When Zach and I met as freshmen in college we both had the same long-term goals for our lives and it’s something that created a special bond between us. We married the summer before our last semester and have continued to learn and grow together for over a decade of marriage.

I knew I loved him back when we got married, but my love for Zach only continues to grow as I see him in his role as a father. He leads our family spiritually and works so, so hard to provide for our family financially. He loves me and our children with his entire being and truly puts our needs before his own. As a bonus, he continues to get better looking with age! 😉

We have been blessed with four wonderful, unique children. It has been such a joy to see them each develop their personalities and character traits. We share a special bond with each child as an individual and it’s my goal as their mother to make sure they always know I love and support them unconditionally. I aim to parent them in the ways that best fit their personal needs and to raise them to be well-rounded, happy adults!

Kye was born in 2009, Britt was born in 2011, Tess was born in 2014 and our family then prayerfully decided to step out in faith when we went through the process of adoption and Spear joined our family in 2017!

This blog originated as a place for me to share our family moments, memories I want our children to always have written down and a place to express my thoughts and reflections. I never could have predicted what a huge impact blogging would have on my life. The friendships and bonds I’ve made through this online community has been life-changing and I’m so thankful for the continued love and support from readers. I only hope to continue to gain new friends as I continue to share my parenting journey and strive to encourage, uplift, and help other mothers along theirs!

Thank you for being here!

I encourage you to follow me on Instagram where I share all our real-life moments in stories 🙂

If you would like to collaborate please email me: journeyofparenthod@gmail.com

1 Comment

  1. Elizabeth Crum
    April 14, 2015 / 2:17 pm

    Love your blog! Where do you get all of your matching outfits?!=)