Meet The Casual Mom

Celeste CollinsHey hey and welcome! I’m Celeste, owner and writer of The Casual Mom. God has blessed me with a wonderful husband who loves me and two amazing kids who keep me on my feet. Life isn’t always sugar cookies and brownies (hmmmm….brownies), marriages take work, kids are messy, and things happen; so fast. I have learned this over and over throughout my life. So I am here to share these moments and lessons I have learned from them.

It has always been my passion to help others, but I was always confused as to how I was going to do that.  A few years ago, 2012 to be exact, I started this blog and I knew it was going to be the avenue I needed to go! But little did I know, the journey ahead wasn’t as easy as I had imagined. It wasn’t until 2016 did I feel God calling me to express my heart through writing; it wasn’t until the summer of 2017 that I became serious about it.

What’s the purpose of this blog?

The Casual Mom is a blog for Moms (dads too) that feel overwhelmed, unappreciated, burnt out, unimportant, and alone. It’s hard raising kids; it’s hard being a mom, but somebody’s gotta do it! Trust me, I understand your frustration, your hurt, your anger, your happiness, and your feelings.  You give and give, but what do you get in return? Dirty diapers, fussy babies, unruly toddlers and children who don’t know the value you provide. Sure they love you, but in their world, you live for them.

You may absolutely enjoy motherhood, but you just feel so inadequate as a mother. Or maybe you don’t really love it because of your “shortcomings” and you feel as if no one understands you. But believe me…I GET IT, I GET YOU! I am you! OK maybe I don’t look, sound, or act like you, but you know what I mean. I share in many (if not all) of the feelings you do. So those feelings you feel…we’re going to discuss them. Yup!

If you have your life together and are PERFECT..then this blog isn’t for you, but if you doubt your mothering skills, feel like everything is falling apart, and you feel like you’re failing…stay tuned. This blog is for you! It’s for me!

What’s in it for you?

I am here for you, to encourage you! The Casual Mom is all about community and helping other moms feel not so alone in their feelings. Through The Casual Mom, I will share my experiences and how I deal with my crazy, wacky emotions. But don’t worry, this blog isn’t going to be bogged down with sob stories and negativity, but packed with positive words and uplifting, encouraging posts filled with tips, hacks, and thought-provoking questions.

My name is Celeste and I’m The Casual Mom!