About Me

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Hey! I’m Valerie, a thirty-seven year old northern mama living in the south. My sweet husband, Stephen, and I have four beautiful children together. We have two boys and two girls. Maggie turned seventeen in April, Joshua is thirteen, Samuel will be six next month, and Elizabeth is 13 months old (born on her due date – June 26th of last year). We are now expecting our fifth and final baby, who is due in late January/early February 2018. ♥

While I wouldn’t have chosen the large age gaps between our kids if I could have helped it, I am thankful now! Caring for everyone’s needs is much easier when you have big kids to help with the little kids. I love it! I didn’t enjoy experiencing early miscarriages or secondary infertility, but they provided me with the family I have, so I really can’t complain.

Anyway, we enjoy a pretty relaxed lifestyle here in the southern heat; he works in concrete and I stay home with the kids. We homeschool and always have – while it is sometimes challenging, I wouldn’t have it any other way! I love teaching, learning, and having my children at home.

There are some healthy changes I’m working on making in my life which is why I actually started the blog. I want to motivate myself and others! I hope you find Living Lighter in Atlanta to be encouraging, motivating, and easy to navigate. Thanks for visiting!

updated September 2017