Friday Feature: Kelsey Van Kirk of 'The Home Loving Wife'May 06, 2016, by Abbie Ginther
Meet Kelsey. Kelsey Van Kirk is a lifestyle and clarity coach for wives and moms and the founder of The Home Loving Wife community. She is a wife, mama and passionate about inspiring and equipping women to create and live grace-filled lives full of balance, purpose, happiness and fulfillment!
Hi Kelsey! Thanks for sharing with the Blended Blog today. We are looking forward to get to know a little more about you! First of all, how would you describe yourself in 3 words?
Never mind stunning and organized! Ha! Can you tell us a little bit about your family?
Wow. That is incredible. As a mom of four little princesses, what parenting advice would you give to someone having a new baby?
The biggest thing I’ve learned over the course of these crazy baby-making years is to trust my own intuition and not sweat the small stuff. Parenting is really an intuitive process and the more we learn trust ourselves as mothers, the happier and more peaceful we will be. It’s good to seek advice from people and resources you trust, but at the end of the day there are usually very few finite answers to be found! You’ve got to do what’s best for you and your family, stand firm in your convictions, and move past mistakes with humility and grace.
I love that! As a busy mom, what marriage advice would you give to a couple just getting married?
What is something that your readers might be surprised to know about you?
I admire the way you have embraced motherhood in all its glory! So in this busy season of life, what inspired you to start blogging?
After wading through the trenches of having four kiddos in five years, I began feeling like I needed to reclaim a bit of myself as a woman, outside of being a wife, mama and homemaker. But it needed to make sense in the season of life I was in. I realized that there are so many women out there, traveling on the same path as me, and we could all use a little more inspiration and encouragement in our lives! Thus, my blog was born. It beautifully ties together my desires to inspire, empower and connect with other women, with my passions for writing, design and living intentionally. While blogging has added a lot more work to my plate, it’s been so fulfilling and satisfying on a number of levels!
I can relate to that so much. I love your focus on living intentionally. Okay, on a totally separate topic, to finish off, you are GORGEOUS and always look so put together, so I'd like to know what you consider your style “uniform”?
I don’t really leave my house much these days, and not many people see me on a daily basis besides my husband and children so it can be a real challenge for me to make myself get dressed in a real outfit every day. If I’m being completely honest, I usually don’t! My typical daily uniform consists of yoga pants, comfy v-neck tees and pearl earrings to add a little pizzazz! On the days that I exert a little extra effort, I’m a big fan of jeggings, a camisole and a waterfall cardigan with a pretty statement necklace. I’m all about comfort and practicality, neutral colors and simple, luxe style.
I find your focus on simplicity and classics refreshing! Thanks so much for sharing a little behind the scenes peek with us today!
Abbie's a high school teaching wife and self-professed mombie of two littles searching for humour among the Huggies and wisdom in the