Back in early 2005, the ancient days of blogging, I hesitantly began a blog on blogspot and called it "Ruminations of a Birch Mama". That cumbersome and annoying name soon transitioned to a place I called "The Flourishing Mother".  I blogged there for 8 years, and in 2013, felt I had no more to say, and stopped.

Going with the latest trend of naming your website after yourself, I decided to create another online space this year. A place to share my thoughts, preach to myself, and share the lovely.  My life looks a lot different than it did when I blogged in the cracks with 5 young children. I'm in a different place in my life and my writing reflects where I am now. I am so grateful for this space and love that it grows and changes along with me.

You can read more about me in my About page. 

I hope to write about searching for beauty in our lives, as well as living in the truth that God has given each of us, individually.

I love exploring how to live an artist life as a busy mother, and the new landscape of modern mothering. 

What is under all of this is my deep commitment to Christ, and how my faith in Him is integral to every aspect of my life.

XO. Andrea

PS. Be sure to subscribe to my blog so we can stay connected! You will receive my seasonal newsletter, as well as three illustrations by friend and artist Karen Schipper depicting modern mothers.


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Many thanks to Erin Nausin of Primavera Studios for collaborating with me to create this space. She was so easy to work with and so talented!