Hi my name is Michele, nice to meet you!!! I am happy you have found my blog in the vast Internet universe. I hope you will enjoy and follow my journey to being a HealthierMama. I am outgoing introvert, a closet nerd, and I am funny/sarcastic person. I am not exactly proud of the sarcastic, but if you are a fellow sarcastic person you know it’s just a part of you. I find myself all the time in a store saying something sarcastic to my children and hearing some one around me snickering. At least I am funny sarcastic, not mean! I say lets laugh a lot more.
My favorite things to do are putting my toes in the sand, curling up to read a great book, or cuddling with my family. We are all Disney freaks here, and if you cant find me at home I am probably at Disneyland. It is the happiest place on earth after all! We love to travel and my favorite place we have been Italy, I dream of a Tuscan vacation again someday. In the meantime we do smaller vacations with the girls, usually involving lots of sand, water, and sun.
These days I am a stay at home mom, who homeschools her girls, organize her house, and enjoys writing her blog.
My Origin Story
I originally hale from a small town outside of Cleveland Ohio. I will always be a Clevelander at heart, go Browns! We know how to suffer through losing seasons and still dream big!
I have been happily married to the same man I met when I was 15 years old. When we got married at 18 everyone thought we were crazy and would never last, jokes on them though after 22 happy years of marriage. Please don’t calculate my age though, lol. My husband Bryant is one of the smartest, funniest, and hard working guys I know and is truly my best friend.
We moved to sunny California about 16 years ago, because hey it’s sunny California! We have never looked back, except for visiting my family, but never in the winter because we are freeze babies now.
We went back and forth our whole marriage if we would have kids or not. We always loved them and would often be the babysitter for our friend’s kids, but we were busy in our ministry, our careers, and enjoying life. We just weren’t sure when the right time would be, then suddenly 15 years into our marriage we had the most wonderful surprise. My oldest is the most outgoing thing you will ever meet, not sure where she came from since my husband and are both huge introverts! We always said if we had one we would have two so two years later came my youngest. She is honestly the sweetest thing you will ever meet. They are the best things that ever happened to us and I thank God every day they came into our life.
I have struggled with weight my entire adult life; I have tried every diet out there with little success. Once we had our kids I started thinking a lot about being healthier, stronger, and wiser for them and for me. No more dieting for me, its time to just be healthier overall as a life style change. There is nothing like looking into the little eyes of your child to help you see that you want to stay around longer. Healthier Mama is my journey toward being the healthiest mama I can be. It’s not about perfection, but about making progress and better choices everyday. I hope you enjoy my journey and share yours with me as well. I know there are some that are further ahead of me, but life’s a journey and this is mine. Lets get healthy together!