Meet Justina

The well planned mama with her son

Hi there! My name is Justina.

I am the author behind The Well Planned Mama.

(Previously Knot to Nest). 

I am lucky to be the wife to an amazing man and mama to three little loves, Asher, Ellery, and Amelia. 

I have had a passion (obsession) for organizing since my youth.

In fact, I may have halted playing Barbies until all the clothes were organized just right.

I love writing and journaling and am usually not without my planner.

I am a lover of sweet tea and an avid crafter. 

I have been a runner since middle school and completed my first marathon in 2018.

I love hosting friends and putting together simple, but cute birthday parties for my kiddos.

I have a bachelors and masters degree in Athletic Training and worked for nearly a decade on the sidelines.

When our oldest was nearly a year, I left the sidelines and began working in a clinic.

I continue to work outside the home in Orthopaedics, though I have moved to part time after the birth of our third

Where it All Began​

The Well Planned Mama
The Well Planned Mama

The Hubs and I met while in college and were engaged to be married after I finished graduate school.

I originally began this blog as a space to document our wedding planning journey. 

Shortly after we were married we dove head first into home ownership. 

Then we were blessed with an even bigger change in 2013. 

Becoming Mama

In 2014 the Hubs and I welcomed our first little love and son, Asher into the world. 

Life as we knew it would be forever changed by this little being. 

The Well Planned Mama
The Well Planned Mama

A short two years later we welcomed our first daughter Ellery in a style all her own. 

Life with two little ones was an amazing, yet sometimes stressful adventure. 

The Well Planned Mama
The Well Planned Mama
The well planned mama

And most recently, this year, we welcomed our finale and littlest lady, Amelia.

This littlest love of ours was welcomed in an incredible VBAC birth. 

Life with three has taken our lives by storm and we are learning each day how to manage this beautiful choas. 

VBAC Birth experience
The Well Planned Mama

The Well Planned Mama

9 months pregnant
The Well Planned Mama
Photo by Kates Takes
The Well Planend Mama
The well planned mama on the couch with three children while trying to get work done on the computer.
The Well planned mama picture of pregnant women with two children and husband taken by Kates Takes
Photo by Kates Takes

After having Asher, I realized how difficult it can be to manage a home, children, and myself. 

There were so many time I felt like I was drowning under all that needed to be done. 

From household chores to keeping the little ones alive to paying bills to planning birthday parties to scheduling doctor’s appointments…

I felt like I couldn’t make heads of it all.  

After yet another week flew by and I could hardly remember what had happened and I felt no further accomplished, I decided to make a change. 

And this is where The Well Planned Mama was born. 

I am passionate about home and life organization

I am excited to share tips, tricks, and ideas with you that will help streamline your life. 

I love helping moms transform their life processes so they can truly and fully love on their babies.

The Well Planned Mama is full of useful tips, real-life stories, organization freebies, and so much more!

I hope you enjoy your time here! Leave a comment, I’d love to get to know you!