Hi, I'm Kaity! I just turned 30 and I'm completely embracing adulthood (grey hairs and all!) with the sweetest husband and two beautiful, ginger-haired boys, Charlie (3) and Crosby (2) along for the ride. I was born in Southern California, raised in Upstate New York, educated in both Philly and Pittsburgh, PA and then put down roots in my husband's little Ohio hometown. After years of moving around, I couldn't be happier in my Midwestern home!

In 2016, I quit my career in the nonprofit world to be closer to my boys. After a brief "hiatus" as a stay-at-home/side-hustling Mama, I returned to the full-time #workingmom life in June of 2018. I took a huge leap of faith and entered into a brand new industry- finance! A few months later and I am loving my job. I am so thankful to work in an industry that is teaching me new things every day and is helping to secure my family's financial future. 

Once upon a time (AKA: 2009), I started this blog to document my study abroad adventures in East Africa. My semester spent in Mukono, Uganda was filled with bungee jumping over the Nile, a week living in a mud hut, and mostly a lot of rice and beans. It was one of the most significant experiences of my life and caused me to think differently about the world and how my lifestyle impacts my global neighbors.

A year later, I graduated from Eastern University with a degree in Political Science. With nary a job prospect in sight, I moved to a small-town in Ohio I had never stepped foot in to volunteer with AmeriCorps at a community garden program. After six months spent friend-less, I met the love of my life at an Ugly Christmas Sweater Party. In 2011, we got engaged and moved to Pittsburgh for two years so I could pursue a graduate degree. Although, my graduate school days were short-lived and I never did get my Master's, our years living together in a new city as newlyweds were foundational in teaching us to lean on each other as a couple.

On September 2, 2012, Chuck became my legal bestie for life in a beautiful (and only slightly hipster) rainbow-themed wedding. After two years of city living, a combination of Chuck's homesickness and my dream job led us back to Chuck's Ohio hometown. In April 2014, we found out we were expecting. I went into labor on Christmas morning and Charlie Davis was born 24 hours later on December 26, 2014.

In August 2015 we bought our first home and I promptly began imagining all the fun ways we could make it our own. We didn’t get to do much to our new digs before we found out that ginger baby #2 would be joining us. Eight days overdue, Crosby Loren was born on Labor Day, September 5, 2016.

Shortly after Crosby’s birth, I made the incredibly difficult decision to leave the job I loved in the nonprofit world for a new role as a stay-at-home Mom. I spent a year and a half in the hardest job I've ever had before our family's finances and my desire to return to the working world led me to my brand new position in finance. I've made a lot of financial mistakes in my life, but I'm passionate about getting my family out of debt and on the path to a secure future. One day, I hope to do the same for other families!

In a sea of Mommy bloggers, I'm a little fish in a big ocean. But if you want someone who writes honestly about motherhood, gets overexcited about library books, daydreams about home decor, is mildly obsessed with Christmas and Harry Potter, and really does want world peace, I might just be your fish girl.



  1. "he made my grinch heart grow three sizes that day"...hehe I loooove that. I am just stopping by to say thanks for your thoughts on my "anonymous secrets" recap post. I have had a positive blogging experience thus far, too, but I know that might not always be the case. Glad we're all in it together. :) I am your newest follower!

  2. I love your "about me" section-so cute! Yours starts off like mine. I'm also a small town girl now living in the big city. :) New follower! Looking forward to getting to know you better.

  3. yes!!! to Friends rerun. and that you bungee jumped on the Nile, officially makes you the coolest girl on the block!!!

  4. Very cute "about" page. Grinch heart...how sweet!

  5. What a lovely family you have!

  6. love those moccs! I've been begging my hubby for a pair!

  7. Hi there! Just stopping by to say hi! I'm a newish blogger (how long can I say that? my blog is 6 months old), Ohio girl (born in raised in Cleve, spent my 20's in Columbus and now raising a family in Dayton), and Mom of 2. I'll be doing that SAHM thing starting 2018. It warms my heart to hear that you never thought you would but you love it. A 9-5 job is all I've ever known, but my heart is telling me to be with the babes and serve my family. You've got a great IG feed and such a cute blog! Looking forward to reading more!
    xo Jen from www.styleinshape.com

    1. Aww thanks for the blog love! Yesss! Now that my baby is one, I'm thinking about going back full-time, but staying home with him as a baby was the best decision ever. I know it's not possible for every family, but I think if you're able, it is such a good decision. I just didn't feel like either Crosby or I were ready when my 12 weeks of maternity leave were up. (Which is why we need better Family Leave in this country, but that's a story for another day! Haha!) Looking forward to following you!