Sunday, January 15, 2017

Guest Post - "The Journey of Parenthood"

I was recently contacted by my good friend Emily Parker about guest authoring. To be honest, I was a little bit shocked. For those who don't know Emily has been blogging for years and is a legit celebrity in the blogging world. She was the one who helped me when I first started and is seriously just one of my favorite people. Her blog actually talks about legit issues while mine is mostly completely nonsense. hahahaha. I'm super excited to have her write for the ole' Dishwasher. So ladies and gentlemen, my friend Emily :)


I'm Emily and I blog over at The Journey of Parenthood...

Seth was one of the first people I met when I moved to Valdosta in 2004. I started dating my now husband, Zach, a few months before I moved here and he introduced me to his bff, Seth. When he introduced us he told Seth that he would like me because I'm so "artsy." Y'all. I'm zero percent artsy so I'm pretty sure Seth met me under totally false impressions. Then he actually met me and the first thing he said to me was about how much he liked the gap between my front teeth...which I was getting fixed a week or so later. Even though I'm not "artsy" (which, what exactly does that mean anyway?!?!) and I no longer have the epic gap...Seth became my good friend anyway.

Zach and Seth were pretty opposite in a lot of ways in high school but they were both very silly and just had that magnetic kind of friendship. It was a friendship that has continued now for over 15 years! They were in each other's weddings and have been there for each other through good times and bad.

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I've been truly thankful for the bond that Seth and Zach share, but also for the friendship he and I have developed as well. We are def blog bffs ;) Our kids are all super tight and it's been such a blessing to watch them all grow up together!

I've been blogging since 2008 (when I was pregnant with my first child). Growing up I always had dreams about becoming an author and my blog is probably the closest I'll ever come to it! I am not as silly as Seth (sometimes the best of friends are opposites, right?) but I love sharing a variety of topics on my blog. I LOVE being a mom more than anything in the world and my blog is about my journey as a mother. The ups and downs of parenting, the little moments that make it all worth it, and just our day-to-day lives.

Over there you will meet our three kids: Kye, Tess and Britt

And, of course, you'll also meet me! I'm a Jesus loving stay-at-home mommy who loves a good deal and keeping it real :)

You will also learn a lot about our family:

We are in the process of adoption! We feel called from the Lord to complete our family through the gift of domestic adoption and have been excited to see what God has in store.

And I also am a member of the Babywise Blogger Network. Aside from our day-to-day adventures I also post a lot of tips and advice related to Babywise parenting techniques.

I love that Seth decided to start blogging and have loved reading his posts and think it's so awesome to see a DAD blogger. The blogging world is filled with us "mommy bloggers" and Seth brings such a great perspective to the table! I appreciate the opportunity to get to know some of yall better as I'm featuring a guest blogger and am introducing Hannah from Abrupt Joy!

You can follow along with me at The Journey of Parenthood (as well as on FB, Pinterest,  and IG...just a warning I'm obsessed with IG Stories!)

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