Are you a work-at-home mom of young kids looking around and wondering how other moms just seem to have it all together?

The truth is, most of us are doing the same!  We’re all looking for ways to balance our home lives and work lives, get our kids to eat better, and still manage the time to take care of ourselves.

Welcome! I started this blog to share my ideas and connect with other moms dealing with the same issues I do.  We’ve all heard the saying that your thirties are the best age, and while that’s entirely true, those of us working at home with young kids know that this phase also comes with its own unique challenges.  You can expect to see some of the following here on the blog:

  • Healthy weeknight meals for the family (yes, kids too!)
  • work from home mom tips
  • DIY and craft ideas
  • How to balance self-care and family care
  • Tips on living a natural lifestyle (and how to keep your family healthy and happy!)
  • Organization ideas and tips for your home, life, and business.

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Meet Angie

I’m a thirty-something “adult” dealing with the daily grind of parenthood.  I’m a work-at-home mom of two kids- ages 8 and 3.  For nearly a decade, I ran an Etsy shop and handmade business selling knits for babies and kids, but recently I walked away from that business in order to feel more fulfilled. You can read more about that decision here.

I’m a huge advocate for natural living, and have recently decided to dive further into the world of essential oils.  I’ve spent the last year learning everything I can about Young Living Essential Oils, and have even built it into my business.  It’s become a passion of mine to share what I learn and help others start their journey to a more natural lifestyle.  I’d love to help you, too!  You can check out this post that talks about how I got started, and then send me a message if you want to chat more!

Another thing I absolutely love is planners. #nerdalert, I know.  I discovered the world of paper planning 4 years ago when I realized I had too many commitments to keep up with.  A year later, I bought my first Erin Condren Life Planner and realized there was a whole world out there of people like me.  I now feel like I have found the ever-elusive “planner peace” with my A5 planner system and organizational printables.  You can read more about that system right here!

Are you new to planning?  This post has some great advice on getting started and picking the right system for you.

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How the Blog was Born

I’ve been an avid writer since the fourth grade, when my English teacher read my work and couldn’t stop gushing.  Looking back, I’m sure she was just being encouraging, but back then, it made all the difference.  I started writing in journals regularly, and as soon as I was old enough, joined my school’s newspaper and yearbook staff.

Since leaving school, I have written on two hobby blogs, and spent some time working as a freelance writer.  After awhile, I started a handmade business creating knits, and really got involved. For 7 years, I focused on that business.

Still, I found myself thinking more and more about writing again.  Every day, I found myself at home with a toddler, with so much I wante to say, and no one to listen.  I decided to go for it, and the Angie Cruise Blog was born!  It’s my passion project.  My blood, sweat, and tears.  It contains so much of me, and has taught me so much over the last year.

How to Connect

The community I have found here has been amazing, and I love connecting with new readers every day. If you’d like to keep up and join the conversation, come join me on your favorite platform!

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