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{Tara Gimbel Photography}

Hi, my name is Emily. I started blogging after the birth of my first son in 2007 as a hobby. Little did I know that I would truly grow into the name ‘Busy Mommy’ and blogging would become more than a hobby. In 2013, our family grew to five through adoption. Adoption is so complex. There is the good, the bad, the hurt, the high emotions, the new relationships, the past relationships, the added element of race, and so much more.

There’s no place I’d rather raise my family than the Midwest. I’m a movie and tv-series-aholic. A good book is my happy place. I’m a home cook with a lot to learn. My food is not gourmet. Simple and easy is my goal at home, but I’m a foodie at heart. I have an art degree, which is known as one of the top 10 useless degrees to have! I love to see the world. I’m grateful to have spent time in Ghana, Brazil, Croatia, Mexico, Jamaica, but before I die, I’d like to visit as much of the world as I can.

A few years ago, my main goal was to make an income with this blog. With our growing family, I have a new perspective and I am now striving to balance my passion of food, photography, family and faith in this blog authentically, while still being able to stay at home with my kids. I appreciate your support as readers and advertisers. {Contact me}