5 routines to incorporate before you go to bed to make your morning less hectic

As our family has grown, the morning time chaos has as well. I’ve had a hard time figuring out how to get 3 kids up, ready for the day, fed, and out of the house by 8 am…. Let alone setting aside some time for myself to enjoy 1/2 a cup of coffee and a […]

Family

A few weeks ago, I was doing makeup for a client and she said something that spoke directly to one of my mama fears. My client is in high school but her maturity level is well beyond her years. As she was sitting in my chair, I told her how mature she is, how she […]

Family, Special Needs

Growing up fast: siblings of special needs children

A few weeks ago, I was doing makeup for a client and she said something that spoke directly to one of my mama fears. My client is in high school but her maturity level is well beyond her years. As she was sitting in my chair, I told her how mature she is, how she […]

Family, Special Needs

Growing up fast: siblings of special needs children

2021 Year in Review

As we round out another VERY full year, I carved out some time to reflect and think through the highlights—for me and my family.  Oh, and if you want a trip down memory lane, here is my 2020 year in review! 2021 Year in Review Two intensive PT programs for Jax  Jaxlee did two separate […]

Business, Family

Emily Barton reviews her 2020 and 2021 plans

Back in October, Jonny and I were talking about the holiday season. We usually come up with one big gift idea for the kids together (sometimes it’s a combined gift and sometimes it’s an individual gift) and then I will shop for the smaller gifts on my own. But we wanted an alternative to the […]

Family

Alternative Christmas Plans

Hair and makeup artist and Beautycounter Director Emily Barton and her family.

Back in October, Jonny and I were talking about the holiday season. We usually come up with one big gift idea for the kids together (sometimes it’s a combined gift and sometimes it’s an individual gift) and then I will shop for the smaller gifts on my own. But we wanted an alternative to the […]

Family

Alternative Christmas Plans

Hair and makeup artist and Beautycounter Director Emily Barton and her family.

Speaking event: The goodness of God

When I was about two months postpartum, I got a call from a woman asking if I would share my story. I was in the throes of all things newborn life… little sleep, just trying to keep my head above water as I figured out how to manage life with three kids. But this woman […]

Family

If you live here in California, you are well aware of the fires throughout the state. This isn’t new; it happens around this time every year. Hello fire season. When it comes up in conversation that my husband is a fireman, without a doubt whoever I am talking with (or whoever my husband is talking […]

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How to support firefighters and their families during fire season

If you live here in California, you are well aware of the fires throughout the state. This isn’t new; it happens around this time every year. Hello fire season. When it comes up in conversation that my husband is a fireman, without a doubt whoever I am talking with (or whoever my husband is talking […]

Family

How to support firefighters and their families during fire season

Self-care Class Reflection: How to manage stress

In the fall of 2020, I found myself waving the white surrender flag saying, “this is too much.” Everything felt SO big and so hard and I thought, I can’t live like this anymore.  At the time I was a mom of two with another one on the way. Jaxlee was doing remote kindergarten– which […]

Family

I had it on my content calendar to write about hacks I’m learning as a mom of 3. But let’s be real here: I’m still figuring it out. I don’t have a few practical tips you can add to your day, but I can share what I am learning to do: pause and listen to […]

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How I’m managing three kids

I had it on my content calendar to write about hacks I’m learning as a mom of 3. But let’s be real here: I’m still figuring it out. I don’t have a few practical tips you can add to your day, but I can share what I am learning to do: pause and listen to […]

Family

How I’m managing three kids

How we got here: the story of a firefighter’s wife

When I met Jonny at the ripe age of 20, his career goal was to become a fireman.  Of course I thought this was the hottest thing ever. I mean, what girl doesn’t love the thought of a handsome man in uniform? I immediately started dreaming about what my life would look like being married […]

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