Thursday, January 7, 2010


Welcome to Where is the ME in Mommy?

About this Blog
For some reason several women asked me to start a blog sharing parenting tips and stories, reading lists, date ideas, and recipes.

While this blog will contain all of that and more, eventually, I hope that it will do more than help us be better wives and moms--I hope that through sharing and camaraderie building, this blog will allow us to encourage one another to celebrate who we are as women!

Below are some topics and subtopics I hope to cover in this blog.

  • 1-2 times a month look for my outfits, fashion tips, fashion blunders, etc.
Date Ideas
  • are geared to help you date your husband.  Get out of the dinner and a movie rut and enjoy adventurous, inexpensive, and romantic time with your lover!  Look specifically at Spy School!  Look for a new date idea every other week!
Days of Play
    • simple ideas and suggestions to help you have engaging and intentional play time with your children. Most ideas that take relatively little planning and few resources. Look for 2-3 new Days of Play posts a week!
    From the Kitchen 
      • a compilation of recipes--not just dinner--that I've tried and loved.  Since I love to OAMC, many of the recipes are geared toward freezing.
        • Congratulations!  Look here for items you might buy for baby, books I found helpful, and advice from someone who very often learns things the hard way. Make sure to look at how to make your own baby wearing devices!
          • funny stories, encouraging letters, tips to get through the day.
            • creative ideas to make your marriage adventurous, enjoyable, and sexy.
              • Don't forget that under that mom and wife there is a woman.  Use these ideas to rediscover the you before you were two (or three or in my case, four).
              Weekly Line-up
              • Tuesday--Days of Play
              • Wednesday What I'm Thinking About
              • Thursday Things I Love

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              Please disagree without being disagreeable.

              About Me

              My name is Reagan and I love my husband and two children.  We are a Christ-centered family who seeks to share the love of Jesus with everyone we encounter.

              I am a true Wyomingite, right down to my casual disregard of wind and snow and my unconditional love for the Wyoming Cowboys (Wyoming folks live and die for their Pokes!).

              As a wife, I seek to serve my husband by managing our home in a fiscally responsible manner. I strive to create a peaceful environment for him to retreat to and desire to be an intriguing lover.

              As a mother, my heart's desire is to lead my children to a personal and public love of Christ. My children are my life's greatest accomplishments and they bring me unending joy.

              As a woman, I felt like many passions were stifled as I became a wife and mother and I am seeking out ways to balance my roles. I am a mom, but I am more than a mom.

              I love books and making up words. I love the outdoors and have an unhealthy fascination with sharks. I love other moms and seek to empower and encourage them. I love food (and luckily I love to cook)! I love spending intentional quality time with my family. I love social justice.

              I praise God that I was fearfully and wonderfully made to be who I am and I pray that He would give me the courage and freedom to be me in a way that glorifies His name.


              1. What a great blog! You have the most creative ideas for marriage and parenting. Love the Spy School idea...

              2. You are an amazing woman of the hood, Reagan!

                I miss you. Knowing about all of the interesting ways you liven up each corner of your life inspires me! You're such a Phoebe....:-) Quirky, smart, creative, and well, let's face it, just a little strange. I love you!

              3., I searched all the blogs that had my name in them. Since I am terrible at doing anything in life consistently, reading your blog included, I had to catch up. I'll be the bigger person and skip over the fact that I am in only a small handful of your hundreds of posts. How has my friendship and wisdom not make a bigger impact on your life??'s where I move on and get over it...:-)
                I can't comment on old posts, so here I am. Yes, Natty terrifies me. She is sneaky. The coffee ice cream WAS a horrific mistake, cloth diapers are not. I believe I was 30 when I told you that. Funny. Gosh, I am old. I turned 40 last month you know. I totally rock the big 4-0 and celebrated the H-E-double hockey sticks out the entire birthday month.

                So, just wanted to visit one of the most awesome 30ish broads I know and tell you (yes, I'm talking about you) how much I've been thinking about you lately. I wish wish wish I was there for you now. I know it's a very sad time.

                Cheers to one of my favorite people! (Yes, you again.) Uuum, and can we step up the Ami shout-outs in these posts of yours? After all, I'll be reading a little more often these days. This old gal figured out how to bookmark!!

                Love you...:-)


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