Hello! My name is Alyssa Joy. I am a wife, mom, and a Christ-follower. I enjoy traveling, singing, and creating. A constant focus for me is cultivating joy in every area of my life! I struggle with anxiety (especially since becoming a mom!) My husband Brandon is patient, strong, kind, and level-headed, and he makes up for all of my downfalls. He inspires me to see the good in other people & most importantly in myself.

I have a B.A. in Spanish with a minor in Social Work and a Master of Education degree. I have had the opportunity to travel briefly to Ireland, Italy, England, Morocco, & Guatemala. I was able to study abroad in Spain for a semester, as well as live in Mexico working for a missions organization.

For the past 6 years I was a high school Spanish teacher, but this past year I decided to become a Stay-at-home Mom! This has been a weird transition, going from interacting with 100+ people every day to 3, but it has given me the opportunity to spend a lot of awesome time “Bringing Up” my spunky & smart daughter “Joy” and my sweet son “Levi”. I was also able to have the time needed to start this site! My goal is for this to be an encouragement to other women in all of the different & crazy stages of life!

Photo: Katherine Murray Photography, LLC