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 am a Jesus follower.
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 providing care for athletes of all ages.
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 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.
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.
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 chaos.
The Well Planned Mama
Since becoming a mom I have experienced time and time again the weight of this amazing job.
There have been days where I just want a minute to myself but miss the kids as soon as I am away.
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.
No matter how hard I tried, it felt like I never made progress.
It felt like everything from our household to-dos to my own self care had fallen through the cracks.
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.
I was tired of feeling exhausted and overwhelmed all the time.
I was over feeling like I couldn’t take a breath and simply enjoy this little family of mine.
And this is where The Well Planned Mama was born.
I am passionate about home and life organization.
I am driven to create a life of simplicity and joy.
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.
I am passionate about helping moms just like me, find ways to take care of themselves and their families all while ENJOYING the life they have.
The Well Planned Mama is full of useful tips, real-life stories, organizational freebies, and so much more!
I hope you enjoy your time here!
Leave a comment, I’d love to get to know you!