Hey, Mama! I'm Abby!
I'm wife to Seth and mama to William, Daniel, and Audrey.
I help fellow mamas and homemakers create systems that will save them time, energy, and sanity. My goal is to help you have more fun, find more joy, and be less overwhelmed.
Here at The Systems Mama, I will help you identify the systems that can be improved in your homemaking and mom life and I will show you just how to improve them so that you can spend more time playing with your kids and less time feeling chaotic.
So what are "systems?" Simply put, systems are a set way to complete a task.
It's a set way to do your menu planning.
A set way to clean your home.
A set way to get out of the house with the kids.
You're doing the same thing each time so that you be less scattered and more efficient. That gives you more time for fun with the kids (or shopping at Target).
If you think having set systems sounds boring or rigid, you couldn't be more wrong. I will help you create FLEXIBLE systems because we all know that kids are really great at throwing us curveballs. I will help you create FUN systems because God created us to live lives of joy.
I spent the first two years or so of my motherhood journey feeling scattered and overwhelmed and behind. When I finally figured out that ROUTINES and SYSTEMS were the way to go, I was able to get my life back in order. Is my life all unicorns and rainbows now? Heck no! I have three kids ages four and under. Life is never going to be perfect. BUT having these systems in place, allows me to get things back on track when they start to go haywire.
I'm not here to sell you a magic formula that is going to make your life perfect. That's not realistic. I'm here to help you create REALISTIC systems that will make your life a little bit easier.
I am so excited to help you create systems for your life…I am more than mildly obsessed with routines and systems. In 4th grade I would wake up two hours early for school and I typed up an extremely detailed morning routine for myself (down to the minute (7:15 take shower, 7:17 shampoo, 7:18 conditioner...)), I knew at just ten-years-old how much it improved my life to have an awesome morning routine. My obsession hasn't wavered over the past 15 years so I am excited to help you taek the leap into a more organized lifestyle.
When I'm not blogging or chasing down my kids or doing my best to keep up with housework, you can probably find me helping out at church (along with my whole family), spending time with my best mama friends, or binge watching something on Netflix. I'd love to connect with you over on Instagram, I post just about daily and I share vlog-style photos and videos in my Stories. Leave a comment or reply to a Story, I'd love to connect with you!
Get to Know Abby with These Fun Facts
⇒ I broke both my arms in 4th grade when I drove a four-wheeler into a tree and I broke my left wrist again when I fell off my bike on an 8th grade class camping trip
⇒ I grew up as a youth pastor's kid
⇒ when I was in 9th grade I was in a partial-hospitalization program for anorexia which stemmed from the anxiety disorder that I have had literally my entire life
⇒ I have an insane sweet tooth that I barely try to control
⇒ before becoming a stay-at-home mom I worked in the food industry, first doing food prep at a cafe and then working as a baking assistant at a small bakery
⇒ I have seen every episode, multiple times, of Psych, Murder She Wrote, Magnum PI, The Office, Parks and Rec, Hawaii Five-0, Death in Paradise and probably many other shows.
⇒ my daughter is named Audrey Grace after Audrey Hepburn and Grace Kelly. I love love love classic films, some of my favorites include Breakfast at Tiffany's (duh!), The Thin Man series, High Society, and Roman Holiday
⇒ my go-to Starbuck's drink is an Iced Lightly Sweet Chai with almond milk and mocha drizzle but I also love homemade London Fogs
⇒ I used to be a serious skeptic when it came to essential oils but now I'm obsessed and use them daily
⇒ I have read all of Agatha Christie's mystery books and I love reading just about every genre (but who-dunn-it's are a favorite)
I love love love scrolling through Instagram and connecting with fellow mamas on the platform. I post often in my Stories and I do my best to post in my feed at least once a day. Instagram will be the best place to connect with me and to get to know me and the systems we use in our home.
I am so excited to get to know you. Looking at systems can be overwhelming but I will walk you through it step-by-step and we'll get things under control. You got this mama! You are seriously awesome!