Hey there! I’m so glad you stopped by!
I’m Alida the original face behind this blog but I’m only a small part of what makes The Realistic Mama unique and awesome. I also have one of the best writing teams you will ever find AND the absolute best community of readers. The reason you are the best is that you are not fake — you’re imperfect and absolutely 100% REAL and we like that around here.
We’ll try together, fail together and rise up together. I guarantee you none of us will do this parenting thing perfect but together we’ll do the gosh, darn, best job we can.
Now let me tell you a little bit about our writing team! It used to be just me but I couldn’t keep up on my own. So we added a team! This change was super awesome because it added variety and made our blog even more real as we introduced different personalities, different views, different parenting styles and new creative inspiration. And different has been so great, it’s even more balanced and way more fun! Here’s a little bit about each of us:
I’m a writer, wife and mama of 1. I love chocolate, travel and getting messy with kids. My husband had to convince me to start this blog but now he can’t keep me away. My end goal is to help all of us become happier moms, happier wives and spend more quality time with our families.
A few posts by me:
Alyssa is a mom of 2 young girls and a football wife. She works from home and loves sweet tea! Her guilty pleasure is Milky Way midnight candy and audiobooks.
A few posts by Alyssa:
Becky is an RN in St. Louis, Missouri. She enjoys working with women and girls, and helping them discover a happy and healthy lifestyle. In her free time, Becky loves to be barefoot, spend time outside, find bargains at thrift stores, try out new recipes, and be around the people who bring her joy. She shares some of the best craft posts, like: How to make a Smash Book.
Laura is a photographer, wife, and mama to three sweet kiddos. Fuzzy socks and vanilla maple lattes are her weakness. She loves writing snail mail letters, random living room dance parties, and cozy, rainy days spent with the ones she loves most. You can, also, find more from her on her blog: Bits of Sweetness.
Jackie is a stay at home mom who writes over at I Heart Arts n Crafts. Where she shares her latest adventures in mommyhood from free printables, parenting advice while surviving the terrible twos, and her favorite arts & crafts projects!
Kyla is a stay at home mom to an awesome toddler and is pregnant with surprise baby number two. She spends her days aspiring to be a better housewife however is more often found playing on the floor and creating chaos instead. She loves creating taste safe messy play for her munch happy toddler. You can find more from her on her blog — The Train Driver’s Wife.
Julia is all about rocking “Mom life” in every way! She has a husband of 7 years, is mom to a spirited 3 year old daughter, and lives in Niagara Region, ON, Canada. Check her out on RockItLikeAMom.com for lots of easy recipes, DIY projects, parenting articles, and up front Mom talk!
Her hope in writing is to help make mums happier, healthier and kinder to themselves for their spirits, their kids, and their world by integrating self care, self love and self acceptance into their lives. You can, also, find more from her on her blog: The Whole Life Mama.
Now we want to meet you! Say hi and tell us a little about you in the comments!