Even though I wish it were, this is not our tractor nor our property πŸ™‚

Hi! I’m Torrie, husband is Matt, kids are Raven, Mathias (muh-THIGH-us), and Hyrum, and this is my blog.

Many moms feel like their own dreams and goals have to take a backseat while raising their families, but since goal-setting and self-improvement have always been such a big part of my personality, I really didn’t want to feel like I “lost myself” when I became a mother. When my oldest (my daughter Raven) was born in 2015, I had to do a lot of trial and error when it came down to just how to go about balancing my baby’s needs with my own dreams, but slowly and surely, I started to figure out how to make it work.

I am currently a stay-at-home, self-employed mom of three who makes sure that my own goals and personal growth get prioritized along with giving my kids the best home environment I can, and I blog all about trying to find that balance. I’m definitely not always perfect at it, but since goal-setting is a form of self-care for me, I think it’s important enough to prioritize.

If you are looking to reignite your own passion for learning and goal-setting and get the motivation you need to be the best version of yourself that you can be while still providing a warm and nurturing environment at home, I hope you’ll join me here so that we can encourage each other in our pursuits!

Some quick stuff about me:

I used to teach Language Arts and Spanish to 7th graders (surely I should get some future halo for that, right?!) for four years before opting to stay at home with our kids.

I live in rural Central Utah in a small town, which has been a bit of a new experience for me. I’m a bit obsessive with all things reading, photography, self-improvement, frugality…basically, if it’s something that will make me a better or smarter human, I’m usually into it (except soccer–I’ve never been able to get into soccer).

Currently my days are spent chasing my kids and running my two part-time businesses: this ol’ blog right here, and the flower farm we started in March 2021 (where we grow and sell cut flowers locally). If you’re interested in hearing more about the flower farm, you can follow the Instagram page for that HERE, and you can also check out my other blog that’s more focused on homestead life and our flower farming journey.

Welcome to my corner of the Internet! I’m so glad you’re here!

P.S. I’d love for you to get in touch with me, whether it’s to give me some great book recommendations, introduce yourself, or ask me a question you might have! The quickest way is to email me at [email protected].

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