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Who I Am + Who We Are

Howdy and welcome to Team Whitaker, where things are chaotic, funny, real and almost always entertaining. I am the mom of six - college to kindergarten - and wife to one amazing man. I grew up in the Texas panhandle and if this blog could talk you would totally hear my twang. Instead, you have to rely on the sass and my stellar writing. Of course, you can get your daily dose of southern twang via my Instagram Stories. My husband and I met on a blind date at Texas A&M. He wanted a Chi Omega sorority t-shirt and I wanted to date a man in a military uniform.  Win-win.  I started a freelance graphic design business in Summer 2004 and do work for construction companies, collegiate Catholic campus ministry programs, Catholic elementary/high schools, diocesan offices, religious orders and a bakery (they pay me in cupcakes!).  Somehow, I've managed to figure out how to work during around carpool, cross country meets, after morning workouts, in the late evening hours and a few random times in between.

In September 2009 I gave birth to our preemie, Luke. We became "that" family, the one everyone talks about, shakes their head and says, "I don't know how they do it."  Divine intervention, a little hydrocodone, a great marriage therapist, a compassionate priest and the occasional Shiner Bock...that's how. Luke's life has redefined us, and our family.

My book, Live Big, Love Bigger, is on bookshelves now! It was an honor to have my good friend and SiriusXM radio host of the Busted Halo Show, Fr. Dave Dwyer, CSP, write the foreword. If you're struggling to live authentically and want to live a 'hell yes' kind of life, then this book is for you. I tell you all about it here.

What You'll Find Here

On my blog I share openly and honestly about making mistakes, reaching out for advice (sometimes while hiding in my closet), finding God in the details, planning some parties, organizing your corner of the world and praying I don't provide too much fodder for the kids' future therapy sessions. No matter where you come from, I sure hope you feel welcome here. It's the southerner in me, y'all, everybody has a seat at the table. If you're wondering how we do life with six kids  - join the club! Check out all my organization posts or just search "how do you do it." I am, unashamedly, a Dr Pepper super fan, a die-hard Texas Aggie, a devout Catholic (converted and confirmed an hour before my rehearsal dinner), a Pure Barre enthusiast and a lover of all things Beautycounter.

Some of My Favorite Posts

Where You Can Find Me

I'm a self-proclaimed social media junkie and a lover of the Instastory, feel free to give me a follow on InstagramFacebook, Pinterest or Twitter. Occasionally, I crash my diocesan paper or pop on to "The Jennifer Fulwiler Show" on Sirius XM. I wear many 10-gallon hats, but my two favorites are wife and mom.

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Who I Am + Who We Are

Howdy and welcome to Team Whitaker, where things are chaotic, funny, real and almost always entertaining. I am the mom of six - college to kindergarten - and wife to one amazing man. I grew up in the Texas panhandle and if this blog could talk you would totally hear my twang. Instead, you have to rely on the sass and my stellar writing. Of course, you can get your daily dose of southern twang via my Instagram Stories. My husband and I met on a blind date at Texas A&M. He wanted a Chi Omega sorority t-shirt and I wanted to date a man in a military uniform.  Win-win.  I started a freelance graphic design business in Summer 2004 and do work for construction companies, collegiate Catholic campus ministry programs, Catholic elementary/high schools, diocesan offices, religious orders and a bakery (they pay me in cupcakes!).  Somehow, I've managed to figure out how to work during around carpool, cross country meets, after morning workouts, in the late evening hours and a few random times in between.

In September 2009 I gave birth to our preemie, Luke. We became "that" family, the one everyone talks about, shakes their head and says, "I don't know how they do it."  Divine intervention, a little hydrocodone, a great marriage therapist, a compassionate priest and the occasional Shiner Bock...that's how. Luke's life has redefined us, and our family.

My book, Live Big, Love Bigger, is on bookshelves now! It was an honor to have my good friend and SiriusXM radio host of the Busted Halo Show, Fr. Dave Dwyer, CSP, write the foreword. If you're struggling to live authentically and want to live a 'hell yes' kind of life, then this book is for you. I tell you all about it here.

What You'll Find Here

On my blog I share openly and honestly about making mistakes, reaching out for advice (sometimes while hiding in my closet), finding God in the details, planning some parties, organizing your corner of the world and praying I don't provide too much fodder for the kids' future therapy sessions. No matter where you come from, I sure hope you feel welcome here. It's the southerner in me, y'all, everybody has a seat at the table. If you're wondering how we do life with six kids  - join the club! Check out all my organization posts or just search "how do you do it." I am, unashamedly, a Dr Pepper super fan, a die-hard Texas Aggie, a devout Catholic (converted and confirmed an hour before my rehearsal dinner), a Pure Barre enthusiast and a lover of all things Beautycounter.

Some of My Favorite Posts

Where You Can Find Me

I'm a self-proclaimed social media junkie and a lover of the Instastory, feel free to give me a follow on InstagramFacebook, Pinterest or Twitter. Occasionally, I crash my diocesan paper or pop on to "The Jennifer Fulwiler Show" on Sirius XM. I wear many 10-gallon hats, but my two favorites are wife and mom.

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1 Comment

  1. Chris Martin on February 8, 2013 at 10:49 am

    Made my way here from the Aggie subreddit (JF story). I love the site and cannot wait to share it with my fiancée. You definitely have two more Catholic, Aggie readers. What church do y’all attend? We are parishioners at St. Thomas More in Austin.



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