Family Photo 2014

Welcome to Simply Mama!  My name is Laura and I met my sweet hubby, Aaron, in 1995 when we were students at Mid-Atlantic Chrisitian University.  And now here we are:  three apartments, three houses, two states, multiple jobs, two dogs, and three kids later!  (We are also adding two more children to our home this year via foster care adoption!)

Simply Mama started in 2011 (then called Simply Healthy Mama) as a way to motivate myself as I started on a weight loss journey.  My bad habits were being passed onto my children as we were becoming a family of junk food junkies.  I knew something had to change and that being healthy needed to be a priority for me and for my family.  I lost weight, I started running and soon after my family joined me on the journey.

The last few years have been a long and messy journey with a lot of ups and downs.    I’ve completed many 5Ks, two half marathons, coached a girls’ running group, and watched my daughters cross the finish line of several races of their own.  I’ve lost weight.  And I’ve gained that weight back.  It will forever be a battle that I’ll fight but I just keep fighting every day to be better than the day before!

At Simply Mama you’ll see posts about our family, adoption, running, essential oils, clean eating, homeschooling, reading and any other random topic that fill my brain on any given day.