Hi there! I’m Rachael. I’m a born and raised Maryland girl with a southern heart. I’ve always enjoyed all things country, farm-style, music and the twang. I grew up in a sweet, small town and currently find myself in the suburbs of Baltimore.


I come from a family of teachers. My dad is a teacher and my aunt is a teacher. I, as well, followed in the footsteps and taught third grade for four years. It was my dream job and I will always bear a passion for teaching.

I met my husband, Darius, online! He’s in the Air Force and from California. We hit it off in 2013, were engaged in 2014, married in 2015 and had our sweet, baby boy Lincoln in 2016! We’ve had a whirlwind of four years and that explains our personality pretty well. We are driven, motivated, know what we want and love our wild ride of a life. I am lucky that his job has been able to keep us in Maryland – close to my family and friends.




I love baking, drinking wine, all things Fall and pumpkin, teaching, crafting and DIY. I enjoy yoga, biking and the occasional jog.

Messy Motherhood started as “Cocktails to Mocktails” when I was pregnant with our angel baby, Jordan, who we lost to miscarriage. After becoming pregnant with Lincoln, I kept my little online journal to document my pregnancy journey.


I have always loved writing and decided to pursue it further. So, I turned it into Living My Best Life as a way to reach other mamas out there, and be a source of “I’m not alone” in this crazy, whirlwind of mommy life.

Thank you for being with me on this beautiful journey called life! 🙂

xoxo – Rachael