My name is Rachel, and I live in East Tennessee. I am married to an incredibly handsome, amazingly sweet man named Matthew. I am the adoring mama of a houseful of little (and not so little) ones…Kyra (13), Elijah (11), Owen (9), Hailey (7), and the step-twins, Abby and Logan (6). Matthew is in the insurance business and he also is a Major in the US Army Reserve.  We are a blended family, navigating all the heartaches and joys that come along with our unique family dynamic.



I am also an aspiring writer. I am currently working on my first novel. I have recently finished the first draft, and I am working on edits now. You can find my writing website at www.RachelHolbrook.net where I am writing a weekly serial called “Little River“, as well as posting a series called “Flashback Friday” where I post some of my older work. There is new content on that website every Tuesday and Friday morning.


This blog is dedicated to the personal. It is a record of my life and my family and all of our many adventures. I hope you enjoy it, and I hope you leave some feedback and let me know you’ve been here.