Hey, friend! I'm Allie.
I'm wife to Brian and mama to our four kids.
I help overwhelmed moms clear the clutter in their homes, calendars, brains, and lives so they can take a deep breath and find joy in the mundane. This site is a place to find clarity in your role as mom.
In this space you'll find a sea of motivation, fresh inspiration, and unique tricks to transform your mom life from cluttered to crystal clear and thriving.
One of my favorite things to do is sit at my desk, turn on my computer, and reach you from right where you're at with my message of HOPE.
Motherhood doesn't have to be so dang difficult all the time! My mission is to take you from "I'm counting the minutes till bedtime" to "I love this sweet little life of mine!"
Who I can help:
The overwhelmed mom who feels like every day she barely makes it through. I am here for her because I used to be her, and I found a secret- a way out of survival mode and desperation once and for all.
The mom who feels like all she does is clean up, so much so that she isn't really enjoying her family.
The mom who feels like life is happening to her. Like there's a major lack of control, and it's not a healthy one.
The mom who feels like she never has enough time in the day to accomplish what she needs to.
Who I cannot help:
The person who shows up to my blog just to leave a comment like, "I can't stand you". This is a positive space!
The person who doesn't want to do work, but rather, is looking for a magic wand to fix all her problems. My stuff won't work unless YOU do.
The person who has a generally bad attitude about everything.
The person who doesn't like being told what to do in order to change the way their life is going. If you have pride issues, I may not be the best person for you to learn from.
I've been featured on popular websites like The Huffington Post, Scary Mommy, and Family Share, and have even been featured on several news networks, including Good Morning America.
People are picking up what I'm laying down because it works, it's simpler, it's freeing, and I love that.
I've been writing here for over six years, and my site was previously known as The Purposeful Housewife, so you may have been confused when you first got here. I have spent the last year or so coaching other mamas in living with purpose and intention in their homes.
I spent the first four years of my motherhood completely miserable, to be honest. I was overwhelmed, overworked, battling a heavy depression, and just barely scraping by in life. I was stuck in survival mode and there seemed to be no way out. When I began to simplify and remove the unnecessary things that were taking up all my time, I discovered a light at the end of the tunnel.
Everything got lighter, simpler, better. I finally shook my depression and it never came back. I had more free time, I was actually enjoying and playing with my kids, I was happier, I was fulfilled, I was able to serve my family and be the best version of myself. Now I spend my free time helping my fellow women get to that same place in their lives.
I'm mildly obsessed with cats and I drink coffee like water (you probably think I'm kidding. Think again.)
When I'm not chasing down kids, managing my business, and watching I Love Lucy reruns, I'm at the gym trying to force myself to like running. I don't think it's gonna happen...
If you'd like to connect with me further, go like my fantastic Facebook page, where I spend a little time chatting about intentional living each week via Facebook Live. I also send awesome emails that'll have you heck yes-ing to yourself, and I'm all up in that social media world too. Click the icons below!
Some topics I write about:
Minimalism for moms (read: REALISTIC minimalism that actually helps you free yourself up and doesn't have you counting everything you own)
Intentional, simplified living
+ it's all weaved together with faith and a little bit of sarcasm ;)
Don't know where to start?
I designed my home page to lay out the very best options for a newbie! There's a free class to sign up for, helpful PDFs to download for free, and more, so start there and take your pick or pick them all!
You can check out my blog archives here. I've been blogging for years, so there's plenty of helpful articles to choose from as you get started with your new, more intentional life :)
WANNA KNOW A LITTLE MORE ABOUT THE GIRL BEHIND THE BLOG?
Here are some fun facts about me :)
I love cheeseburgers. Like, would eat them every meal of the day for forever. No doubts about it.
I rode an elephant when I was six years old. Her name was Ellie. It was awesome.
I'm basically blind, and wear contacts/glasses.
My pet peeve is when people hang an air freshener in their car and keep the paper halfway on. Also anytime her husband chews...
My favorite animal? Cats. I have plans to own about seventeen of them when my kids leave the house...
I prefer my coffee black, maybe a splash of cream every now and then.
I don't really like movies and rarely watch them. But TV shows or reruns on Netflix? I'm there.
I have three boys, so you'll occasionally hear me say things like "I totally pulled that out of my butt" instead of something normal like "it just came to me!"
I am a hardcore introvert.
My favorite TV shows are: I Love Lucy, The Office, Friends, and Parks + Rec.
My favorite thing to do on a hard day of motherhood is hit the Starbucks drive-thru for a coffee, drive to the park, and listen to a podcast while I watch the kids get their energy out.
One area I am definitely not a minimalist? My wardrobe. See the next fact.
I love getting dressed and piecing outfits together. When it's date night, I'll stand in my closet and feel like a kid in a candy shop picking out what I'm going to wear to dinner. Styling myself and my home are two things I absolutely love doing.
My pet name for my hubby is Love Bug.
My third-born child weighed eleven pounds at birth (c-section, don't worry). No diabetes or anything, just a giant baby boy. They called in student doctors to look at him, and had to get diapers for him from the children's wing because the ones on the baby floor didn't fit him...
I'm legitimately claustrophobic (which really sucks when you're in an elevator with strangers).
My favorite color is periwinkle.
I practice what I preach, and only stay active on ONE social media platform so that I can be a present mama for my kids (being a pro blogger usually means spending 24/7 on social media). If you want to see me and my day-to-day life, Instagram is where I'l be!
Take a freebie!
Let me help you tackle the two biggest time-suckers in your mom life: laundry + dishes.
This guide will help you knock it out.