My name’s O.E. — It’s really Anna Marie — but when I was little my brother called me “anna-oh-wee” and the “O.E.” just stuck… like, really stuck. Ok, that’s out of the way!

I am a stay at home mom with three kids. At one time, I had three babies under the age of three… don’t bother looking, I didn’t blog during this time : ). This blog is my therapy and hopefully you’ll occasionally find it as yours too. Through the great times and hard times I really try to find the beauty in my life — I’ve learned it’s not always right in front of me. In a world where we’re surrounded by the illusion of perfection I like to try and keep things real and honest. Hopefully you’ll find more self-deprecation than self-admiration!

I am a Christian. I am a wife. and I am a mother. Every part of me comes from one of those three places.

I have spent the majority of my life searching for myself, but then came my children: two boys and a girl, who shine a bright spotlight on all of my problems in the most beautiful way. Two boys who make me want to be the person I should be. And a girl who’s very presence in our family is humbling and beautiful.

Honestly, I can say that having children and being a mom is the best thing I have ever done. I have settled. I have stopped running. I have stopped questioning myself. And most of all, I have found what it means to be genuinely happy. This is what I was meant to do on this earth.

I want these days and moments which shape and define me to stand still in my mind forever. So, I started this blog — Girl Meets Baby. I invite you to come along on this journey and be a part of documenting these amazing “moments” that I’ll remember forever.

And to my sweet children, I hope you eventually come here and truly know how I felt about you during these years. How much I loved you. And how much you changed my world.

Ciao! Girl