“Being a Mom is very rewarding but also can sometimes be the toughest job on the planet! It is tricky knowing how to balance so many needs, cleaning, getting dinner on the table, budgeting, helping kids with school work, driving and supporting them in extracurricular activities, calling the plumber, making time for date nights, and keeping yourself strong and happy. Although difficult, this balance is worth working at. Doing this blog gives me an outlet to share my funky craft ideas and things I learn to keep my family strong. I also enjoy interviewing other moms I know in the community, learning from them, and spotlighting them here on the blog.”
was the second oldest child in a family of eight kids born on the east coast but raised in Texas. Although she loves being a Mom, she was originally very nervous to start her own family. After having her first baby, she was still nervous to expand to two, nervous to expand to three, and now four. Despite her fears, she was able to find the balance each time and still after each one couldn’t have felt more blessed.
Marilyn has a BA from Brigham Young University in Dance and a minor in music. Marilyn and her husband Jason met at BYU doing the Cha Cha and Waltz and have been married now for 12 years. Marilyn enjoys teaching music lessons in her home, playing the piano, singing, dancing, learning German with her family, reading to her kids, and planning fun outings with them.