Hi! I’m Carissa Johnson, born and raised in Wisconsin and now I’m raising my children in this lovely state as well. I am so glad that you’re here! I’m a Christian, a wife, a mother, a professional and a person who cares for others. I started this blog as my creative outlet, as well to share my life with others! I’m often approached for advice and I love to give it – so, here I am, now as a blogger!
I met my husband Josh when we were in our 20’s at a bar. Yep, at a bar, and it was so fun! We were married in 2014. I became a step mom to one of the sweetest girls I know, Lexie. She lights up my life every day and she is the best big sister to my first child, Carter, who was born in 2016. He is the most amazing, curious little boy and we love him so much. Parenting is not easy, and we need all the support we can get! I’m hoping I can be a source of support to other parents as we navigate our day to day with our children.
We have two sweet, senior, special needs fur babies. Wrinkles is the oldest, a fawn pug with one eye and diabetes. He is the sweetest, most good-natured dog I have ever met, and all he wants is food and love. He just turned 12 years old and we are hoping for lots of more days with him. Pickle is an English Bulldog who is FULL of sass and is very stubborn. She also has a super sweet side to her and loves to be kissed and cuddled. She has severe allergies, Cushing’s disease and arthritis. She also just had a birthday, turning 11. We are hoping as well that the sass, stubbornness and snuggles will be around for many years to come.
I have two master’s degrees, in Public Administration and Social Work. I love helping people and I also have a passion for nonprofits. I teach at a local technical college and that is where I find the most of my passion, helping students and sharing my education with others.
Like I said above, I’m often asked for advice and am a volunteer therapist for many of my friends and family, which I love. I’ve also found as a mother, I’m often researching things about children growing up or asking my mother or my mom friends about how to handle situations. I am so excited to be blogging so that I can share my favorite life advice with others so that they can feel confident and empowered on this crazy journey we’re all on; a little thing called life.
One thing I do every day is pray. It’s how I handle the ups and downs of life. He is a constant in my life and strengthens me each day. My favorite Bible verse, Isaiah 41:10, reminds me of this: “So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.” My relationship with God is my number one relationship, and each day I thank Him for how blessed I am. I was trying to come up with a name for my blog for weeks, and one night as I was praying, I was again thanking God for all of the blessings in my life, and it hit me. I am a mama blessed. So here I am, a blessed mama, excited to share my life with you.
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