Welcome! I’m Mary. I’m a modern day Renaissance girl. I have quite a colorful past. I’ve worked as an artist, a writer, an actor and even a model. I worked as an insurance adjuster for years and studied Psychology. See? I told you! These days, I spend my time in the hardest job I’ve ever had – motherhood.
I have found motherhood extremely challenging. Keeping little humans alive is no joke! This job isn’t as easy as it looks. I found myself lost and overwhelmed as a new mother, but like everyone does, you find your footing over time. Frankly, I was a perfect mother until I became one. Life has a way of humbling you. I need a lot of support, so I figure other moms do too. I love giving support to moms!
I am far from perfect and I certainly don’t have all the answers, but this site is dedicated to all women in the motherhood journey. It’s my goal to share things that I’ve learned, things that worked for me. I want to give support to all you moms out there who are struggling or just plain need some advice and encouragement.
Over the years, this blog has evolved and I am currently (2022) changing lots of things about this blog. First, I will be taking down lots of posts that may be incompatible with biblical Christianity. I apologize if you come find some dead links. I’m trying to update them. I will also be working to update posts I’ve decided to keep. What has changed? My theology. You can read about my change in theology here. Also, visit my statement of faith page for my doctrinal beliefs.
A little more about me – I am Latina and part Lipan Apache. My family fought in the Texas Revolution while I am part Native American, another side of my family are 15th generation Texans. If you’d like to learn more about me, read my post, Ten Things You Don’t Know About Me.
What’s On The Blog
On My Beautiful Mess I share my own highs and lows of motherhood. I share our homeschooling journey. We are proud second generation homeschoolers! I love to share easy weeknight recipes. You’ll also find lots of FREE printables to help you tackle homemaking, parenting, motherhood and keeping your life organized. I also have a shop where you can purchase additional, more in depth printables or you can visit my Etsy shop.
Let’s Be Friends
Hang in there, mama. You got this!