Hey, friend! I'm Allie.
I'm wife to Brian (we met in seventh grade algebra class) 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.
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
- Life management
- + it's all weaved together with faith and a little bit of sarcasm
You can check out my blog archives here.
If you're new here, you'll wanna check out my most popular posts to get a feel for who I am and what I'm all about.
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 five 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'm wife to Brian (he was the kid who sat behind me in seventh grade algebra class) + mama to our herd of four tiny humans.
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, join my fantastic Facebook group, 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!
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