Thriving: 1. to prosper; or be successful. 2. to grow or develop vigorously; flourish. 

Mama: 1. one’s mother 2. a mature woman.

Thrivingmama is aimed to create an outlet for those of us to struggle to find that balance between work, home and life.


I strive everyday to create a beautiful life for Abby. She was dealt a less than ideal hand in life due to her parents being divorced, but I don’t want that to be a barrier in surrounding her with love. It is, and forever will be, my goal to create what I am defining as a beautiful life for her. (Read More).



Achieving Greatness

That time of year for my fellow working, schooling mothers: chaos! Or maybe they call it budget season. Or midterms. Or holidays. Regardless of what title we put on it, life has been operating on all cylinders! (Read More).


Coffee and Wine

I recently saw this article posted on that I absolutely love entitled “Why do Mom’s Always Talk About Coffee and Wine?” (Read More).

Play Date!

Abby has her first play date this weekend! I know, she is almost three, so clearly this mama has been slacking on finding her playmates for the weekends…but none the less, we are both excited! (Read More)

“I don’t know how you do it!”

I get asked all the time how I balance life. Usually went people learn I work full time, go to nursing school full time and am a single mother to a daughter (and dog) at home I get the reaction, “I don’t know how you do it.” It is not easy, but here are the tricks I use to conquer the world (Read More).

Sleepy Time for Little Mouse

One of the biggest life struggles with a toddler has got to be the dreaded BED TIME! (Read More).

Life Changing Moments

Part of why I started this blog was to start conversation about those life changing moments that help morph us into the people we are today. Those moments of a birth of a child, death of a sibling or someone close to us, marriage and living happily ever after and divorce when happily ever after doesn’t pan out. (Read More)


Life in the Fast Lane

This past weekend I had the opportunity to join my boyfriend on a trip to Grand Marais, MN sponsored by Auto Vault. We spent the whole weekend driving a Lamborghini Huracan, McLaren 650s, Tesla Model S, Prosche Cayman GT4 and a BMW i8. It was an amazing experience! (Read More)