This is The New American Home, I am Chris Stevens, and I’m glad you stopped by!
The New American Home With Chris Stevens, located at padoozles.com, is a lifestyle blog for moms and families.
I’m the mom behind the scenes here!
I’ve been married to my husband John (a 25-year military service retiree of The United States Army Band Pershing’s Own, TUSAB in MDW, now a professional musician in the private sector) for 36 years. We met in college and have been together ever since. Wow, is he a noble one! 🙂
Together, we have three children (now grown), two sons-in-law, one daughter-in-law, six but soon-to-be seven grandchildren, older parents (now some gone) and lots of love for our family, stand in family surrogates, and others we have grown to love throughout the years.
We really have been blessed.
At the same time, we’ve also gone through a lot together, that life and those experiences making us both all we are today as well as where we are in life as well.
I guess some of that is why I began writing and publishing The New American Home With Chris Stevens.
Please take some time to check out my blog, but first, I thought you might want to know who I am personally and professionally and what you might find here at The New American Home With Chris Stevens.
If I had to “define myself”, I would call myself an insightful wife, tested mom, upbeat grandma, and savvy CEO at home.
As a #mompreneur, I’m a content marketing writer and lifestyle blogger. I generally cover topics such as the family and marriage, shopping for the home, food (cooking and recipes), faith, travel, healthy living, outdoor recreation, holidays, gifts, money, women’s issues, and more.
I have also, more recently, begun writing about beauty and fashion and especially plus size fashion for women, realizing that moms (like myself) want to be… strive to be… and should be… healthy and pretty but who also sometimes have difficulties in those areas since they are so busy raising kids; managing homes, making schedules, working outside the home, or working AT home, starting a home business or making money from home another way.
Sometimes just getting through life is enough to take a mom’s mind off what they need to do for themselves!
I hope we can dream a little here… and encourage… (I’m BIG on encouragement, by the way)… be happy where we are and then strive for that better situation in life, a better self that will be here on this earth and happily involved with our families and work here for as long a time as The Good Lord deems fit.
Well, that pretty much covers all there is about me – the good, the bad, the ugly, and the redeemed. 🙂
As for The New American Home With Chris Stevens, here’s what you can expect.
About This Blog
The New American Home is all about what you deal with in life every day – your family, your home, your relationships, your fun activities, your good days, your bad days, and everything you encounter in-between.
I’ll provide articles and information for sure, but as a lifestyle blogger, I’ll also provide myself. Oh, I didn’t start blogging that way, but I finally realized a blog like this needs a real person showing real life, real challenges, and real answers… or at least some amount of real improvement along the way.
And if I don’t show enough improvement along the way, I’ve always got the next New Year’s Day to make some more resolutions for next year.
Never give up trying, ladies! 🙂
This Blog’s Lifestyle Categories
Home and Decor
Cooking / Food / Recipes
Holidays and Parties
As you can see, The New American Home With Chris Stevens is a work in progress, just as every home and family is, just as each and every one of us is.
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