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Welcome! I’m so glad you’ve stumbled upon my blog and I hope you stay awhile. This blog has evolved quite a bit over the last couple of years as our family and life plans have changed. I started the blog when my husband, Richard, and I were expecting our first baby and wanted to keep friends and family updated without spamming social media with baby stories.

After Adelaide was born, we realized we were super crunchy parents and found ourselves ditching cloth diapers for Elimination Communication (google it) and I began blogging about that. As it turns out there is only so much you can say about a baby using a potty and I found myself branching out from EC in the topics I wrote about on my blog.

In 2012 we made a huge decision to sell everything we owned and move into an RV to travel around the country. I just knew I had to blog about that adventure and named the blog ‘Away at Home Mom’ (FYI you may find some old links to that site which is now owned by someone selling diet pills – that is not me!). The universe had different plans because 6 months into RV ownership we found out we were expecting Baby #2. I know there are plenty of people that RV full-time with a large brood but I just couldn’t see myself giving birth and having two kids in a Fifth wheel trailer.

So we sold the RV and moved across the country when I was 8 months pregnant and Richard was 2 months away from taking the Bar Exam. Our son, Darwin was born in our home here on the Oregon Coast the very same evening that Richard took the Bar Exam.

After arriving in Oregon, I decided to give blogging another go and started Her Own Wings in honor of the Oregon State Motto, “She Flies With Her Own Wings”. I have fallen in love with sharing our story and have seen this blog grow from a little space on the internet that only my mom read to a great community of people I would love to know in real life.

We were in awe of our surroundings in Oregon and it was truly the most beautiful place we’d ever (or likely will ever) live. But living in Oregon never quite felt like home so we made the huge decision to move our family one more time back down to Austin, TX where we bought our first home and are surrounded by friends and family.

These days I mostly write about my daily adventures and struggles with motherhood and throw in the occasional easy recipe or fashion round up to keep things from getting too heavy.  I can find the humor in just about anything and I try not to take myself too seriously. If you find yourself questioning whether or not I am being sarcastic in a post, please know that yes, yes I am. Feel free to ask me anything in the comments below or through the Contact page. You can read more about me and my writing career here.

If you are brave enough to make your way through the archives you can find my first post here. Some other posts that have a special place in my heart can be found here, here, and here.

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My latest project is The Birth Hour Podcast which is a birth story podcast that features a different woman telling her birth story each episode. It’s been extremely fun and rewarding to create and has been received really well, ranking #1 in iTunes for the Kids & Family category during the first week of launch. Check out the podcast website or the show page in iTunes.

If you are new to the world of podcasting, this post is a great place to start.


  1. Lynn
    Jul 10, 2014 @ 23:49:51

    Love your blog! So fun to meet new mammas out there in this crazy blog world.


  2. Amy
    Nov 25, 2014 @ 19:18:50

    Loved your lasted blog posting found on coffee + crumbs! Where on the OR coast? We lived in Seaside — amazingly beautiful!


    • BMH
      Nov 26, 2014 @ 16:08:20

      We are in the Newport area. It is crazy beautiful!


  3. Whitney @ adventures in mamahood
    Nov 25, 2014 @ 20:27:37

    Hi! Found you through Coffee + crumbs. Excited to follow along. My husband grew up in Gearhart and my in-laws still live there (we even got married there). Huge Oregon coast fan, we’re there all the time 🙂


    • BMH
      Nov 26, 2014 @ 16:09:18

      Its a pretty amazing area of the country!


  4. Jamie
    Mar 06, 2015 @ 03:48:16

    Excited to keep up with your life! I’m enjoying your writing style! I ran across you on Twitter 🙂 Thank you for sharing your story!


    • BMH
      Mar 18, 2015 @ 11:42:35

      Thanks Jamie! Happy to have you!


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