Welcome to Just Raising the Bahr. Our unedited and truthful take on parenting and all things life. I started my journey of motherhood in 2012 and have since learned so much and grown in the process.

This four year old boy made me a mother. He is so active and happy. His manners are impeccable and he loves his siblings. He wakes me up in the morning with a kiss on the hand. He is my learner and the child I do the most “school work” with. 

This sweet two year old is Mr. independent. He was born at 36 weeks and began my life as a premature mother (or so I thought). If he can do it he will and if he can’t he will damn sure try until he figures it out or gets frustrated. His diet consists of scooby-doo fruit snacks and chicken nuggets. He is a funny soul and he likes to learn, but only if he can do what his brother is doing. So I do modified lessons for him. 

This little girl has made my life extremely stressful and amazingly worthwhile. She was born at 31 weeks and was in the NICU for 47 days. The nearest NICU is three hours away and her dad and I stayed with her in that town the whole time. Let me give a shout out to Ronald Mcdonald House Charities because without them I can’t imagine how much worse her NICU experience would have been. She has taught us so much in her short life and I can’t wait for her to teach us more. 

This is the fiance, hubby, amazingly talented, and sweet man of man. He is a godsend and was sent to me when I was in a rough patch in my life. He joined my family with two young boys and has accepted the boys for all they are and all they are yet to be. On valentines day of 2017 we welcomed our daughter into this world together. 

I am in school to be a nurse, i’m a habitual procrastinator, i’m terrible at putting clean laundry away, I love a margarita after a long day, and everyday I strive to be a better mother and fiancee than the day before. I am here to share my knowledge and help other parents. I am divorced, an avid couponer, on a low carb diet, homeschooling, planning a wedding, and living our perfect life imperfectly. You could say my life is a never ending cycle of chaos and you would be right, but it’s my life and I love it.  Join our journey, we are glad you’re here!