Motherhood isn’t just about having kids. It’s about the life that comes next. It’s not just about one day or one thing. It’s about everything you do and every day you do it. It’s about having fun experiences as a family, and some not so fun ones. It’s about making food your family will love, or at least just eat. It’s about planning vacations, keeping kids entertained during long winters and hot summers, researching the best products for your household and making your house feel like a home. And, it’s about you – your health, your sanity, and the balance you strive to create as you attempt to keep it all together. It’s your everyday life. The Everyday Mom Life.
The Everyday Mom Life
The Everyday Mom Life is a blog and news website about everything that can impact your daily life as a mom. From news that affects your family to product reviews, tips and recipes to personal experiences that make you laugh and cry – The Everyday Mom Life has a bit of it all.
Our goal is to entertain you and make you feel at home as we walk through this crazy journey of motherhood together.
Thank you for stumbling into this fully caffeinated piece of cyberspace. We hope you will stay and enjoy a cup of coffee or tea with us as you curl up after a long day and connect with moms just like you.
For us, openness means that we will share our hearts with you. We will share our ups and downs, our goods and bads. Since all are a REAL parts of life, we believe it is important that you see (read) it all so that you don’t feel like we are sugar-coating motherhood. Let’s face it, motherhood is the greatest.most rewarding gift life can give us, but it’s also the most trying. We promise to be open with our lives and share them honestly with you.
Because we believe in openness so passionately, we also believe in respecting one another. We are all from different places, with difference experiences and different personal values. This site does not shy away from providing opinions on politics, lifestyle choices, religion or the really hard pieces of parenting – discipline, loss, nutrition, illness, etc. We will always respect your opinion even if we do not agree.
With respect also comes kindness. We ask that even if you have a difference of opinion with an author or with another person on the site that you remember your manners. We promise to remember our’s. Not only that, but we promise to do our best to spread kindness and understanding in the stories that we present.
Owner & Founder: Rachel Quenzer
Rachel is the founder and owner of The Everyday Mom Life and Sugar Maple Farmhouse. She works everyday to balance the demands of motherhood while working on creating delicious, attainable recipes for every family and creating a home in a renovated 1900 farmhouse. She is passionate about creating stories that move people – whether it’s an experience that she is having with one of her children or something happening in today’s world that will affect her as a mother and a woman. These experiences, no matter how mundane to some, are packed with emotional moments that will make you smile, laugh and even cry. She believes that the small events in everyday life can change your direction, make you think differently or further enhance the idea that every moment in life should be cherished.
Life at home
Rachel blogs from her Michigan farmhouse and the streets of Chicago -living between two worlds to give her children the best of each place.The road to becoming a mom was a difficult one – experiencing four miscarriages and having a stillborn son in 2011. Today she has two, beautiful children, a senior dog and 12 chickens. All the hopes and disappointments have given her a unique perspective on motherhood.
Life at work
Rachel has always worked in the communications field and has a bachelor’s degree in journalism as well as a Master’s of Arts in Advertising and Public Relations. She started The Everyday Mom Life in 2016 and has continued to gain audiences on the blog and social media alike. Additionally, her writing has been syndicated on the Mom’s Choice Awards blog and she has been a contributor for the Huffington Post where her posts are frequently featured in the Parents section.
Emily is a wife and working mother of three that is experiencing life with kids in preschool up through middle school. She spends her time as a mother figuring out the best way to support her family and doing her best at raising her little human beings. She doesn’t have it all together and doesn’t pretend to because she has discovered that life is easier if she is just honest about it versus pretending. She love spending time with friends, playing board games and cards, reading, knitting and watching her favorite shows. She has worked with victims of domestic violence for almost two decades and currently works as a grant writer for a domestic violence services agency.