My name is Gwen and I am a 24-year-old momma, wife, fandom nerd, festival freak, metalhead, bookworm, movie junkie, would-be-writer looking for my place in the world (if you’ve read the home page, you already know all this; forgive the repetition).

I am married to the best man I could have found who is the greatest father to our baby girl. He’s my lumberjack and my best friend. Our daughter is the best thing we have ever done in our lives and never ceases to amaze us with her wit. She’s only two and can already run circles around most adults. We’re gonna be in serious trouble when she gets older…


We have two dogs who are more rotten than our daughter. Seriously.


I have discovered that my mistakes and misadventures have just been stepping stones to make me the woman I am today and that life is too short and to precious to spend regretting things and being angry, so I am on a journey to become a better version of myself. I’m letting go of the things that are unchangeable and making my future one that I will be honored to share with my loved ones.

May your choices reflect your hopes, not your fears.

-Nelson Mandela