Hi friends, and welcome to my blog, A Little Flower Grows!
Perhaps you’ve been here before under one of my blog’s old names, or maybe you’re a brand new reader. Either way, I’m so glad you’re here! I’ve blogged on and off since high school, and, thanks to God’s continual nudges in my heart as well as my husband’s encouragement, here I am again, blogging in a new season of life and more inspired than ever.
To give you more of an idea of who I am: I’m Stephanie, a 27-year-old Catholic wife, mother, and homemaker. My husband Marcus and I have been married for four years, and he is a Catholic Biblical theologian who you may know from his various work in ministry (such as his show on Ave Maria Radio). We have two little ones, Benedict and Therese, born 14 months apart. We live in southeast Michigan, where I grew up, in a cozy condo, but have dreams of moving to a big house in the countryside someday.
I worked as a teacher for five years after graduating from college before settling into my dream job of stay-at-home mom and homemaker. I’m still a homemaking novice and am learning as I go, in between diaper changes, nursing sessions, and carrying babies.
Some fun facts: I love tea and drink a cup of English breakfast tea every morning. I have a talent for singing and enjoy participating in my parish’s schola, singing at the Traditional Latin Mass. I went to Ave Maria University and my degree is in literature with a minor in theology. I’m obsessed with thrift shopping and have plans to open my own online thrift shop soon (stay tuned for that!).
Like I mentioned before, I’m restarting my blog largely due to my husband’s encouragement. He kept telling me, “don’t overthink it – just do it!” and he knows me all too well because that’s exactly what I was doing – overthinking it! So here I am, making “just doing it” part of my Lenten exercises. I intend to write and publish a blog post once a week, and hope that the frequency will increase as time goes on.
If you’re a fellow Catholic wife and young mom, my content will be geared especially for you! (But of course, I welcome any readers who care to visit my little corner of the internet.) My goal is to foster connection with fellow Catholic women, especially young wives and moms, and provide content that will inspire, help, and encourage you in your life and vocation. Together, let’s embrace and strive for authentic femininity as God designed and intended.
For more content, be sure to follow me on Instagram @alittleflower_grows where I’ll post my day-to-day thoughts, musings, and adventures with my toddler and baby.
Until next time – God bless you and keep you!