Everything started with the birth of our first daughter Mabel Ray in April 2012. We spent Mabel’s first year on the road while my husband was filming two back to back films. It took us away from my support system of family and friends when I felt I needed them the most. I was a first time mom who needed tips and advice! So in this modern world of social media, my Facebook and Twitter  account became a platform in which allowed me to interact with other moms and help me navigate through this new found world of motherhood. We started exchanging experiences and I received some helpful tips that I will forever be grateful for. I really enjoyed these dialogues with other moms and even some dads. I felt like I was finally in the coolest club around and there was a new group of people I could relate to.

With all the conversations and interaction in mind I wanted to create my own blog. This project is very close to my heart – being a mom has changed my life. Even with the birth of our second daughter Evelyn Penn in May of 2014 you’d think I would finally have a handle on it all but there are new questions and fresh experiences at every turn. To be honest I still feel like a first time mom all over again.

This blog is not about how to do things the “right way”

This blog is not about how to do things the “right way” because by no means am I the Martha Stewart of motherhood. Quite frankly I don’t think I ever will be (but a girl can dream, can’t she). This blog is simply about my experiences of what has worked for me and what hasn’t. To be able to to have an ongoing conversation with other parents about topics that I might be struggling with. With hopes that other first time mom’s will find this blog and breathe a sigh of relief that motherhood isn’t suppose to be perfect.

From my home to yours,


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Valya says:

this is gorgeous! Can’t wait to read more 🙂


Emma Heming Willis says:

Thank you!! Happy you like it

Anna Marie says:

That’s so adorable, cannot wait to read more about your journey!


Emma Heming Willis says:

Thanks for stopping by xx

Teresa says:

I love your blog already , I cant wait to read more once posted . As challenging as it is having 2 kids , it’s the most rewarding thing we can ever be blessed with .

Emma Heming Willis says:

Thank you my sweet. Challenging but so rewarding xx

Rosetta Patafie says:

What a wonderful idea… congratulations on your blog!♡

Emma Heming Willis says:

Thank you! I’m truly excited about it

Summer says:

So excited that you are blogging!! You have so much wisdom to share! I know you helped me in those early days of sleeplessness! 🙂 xoxo

Emma Heming Willis says:

I need to take notes from the best!! Thank you for checking it out xxxx

Nicole Kohn says:

Congratulations to you ! The Site is Beautiful & so is the Mission !

Claudia says:

Waiting eagerly for our little princess to arrive in december, I’ m looking forward to find a few tips here! 🙂
Congrats! Love Claudia

Emma Heming Willis says:

How exciting!!! It’s all a special journey we are all on. Enjoy

Jonna says:

Hi Emma,

this blog of yours is awesome! ♥

I’ve been a huge fan of your husband at least two decades by now and that’s why I started to follow you in social media at first, a few years ago. During those few years I’ve created my own opinion of you and that opinion is that you are very genuine and wonderful person and a great mother! And what it comes to Bruce, I think that he should be the happiest man in the world to have you. Not to mention that you have catched yourself the sexiest man alive 😉

I am also a first time mom (my son is ten years old already) and motherhood is without a doubt the best thing that has ever happened to me. I know it’s a cliché but I never knew a meaning of true love until I became a mother! That feeling when you could give your own life for your child/children without a blink – that is something miraculous. So that is why I love this blog already and I’m going to follow and read it from now on ☺

Hugs to you and your lovely family, Emma! I’m on Instagram @grungemunkie if you’d like to follow.

Jonna from Finland ♥

Emma Heming Willis says:

Thank you for your post. Listen I feel then same even as cliche as it sounds but theres only so many words in the English language to describe the feeling of love for our children:)

barbara says:

Hi dear Emma, like first thing congratulations for this blog, i think you’re a fantastic woman and mom! I’m an italian mom of two doughters Greta 6 years old and Viola of 13 mounths and I can say that is very difficult with two children, but even if often I’m tired it’s beautiful to see them playing toghether or to embrace! Excuse me for my english not perfect but I’d like to write to you because I’m a fan of Bruce and of you!! Greetings and a hug from Italy!

Julia-Selina Sch. says:

A very nice page. The images I think it’s great and I wish you much fun with your blog.

Kiss and Hugs Julia- Selina ^_^

Michaela says:

Hi Emma
I’m from Germany. I saw you on Sat1. I’m 39 years old and I have six daugthers and two sons. I’m married for nearly twenty years now. My oldest daugther is nearly sixteen and my youngest daughter is one year old.

Jospeh says:

Hello, i read your blog occasionally and i own a similar one and i was just wondering if you get a lot of spam comments? If so how do you stop it, any plugin or anything you can recommend? I get so much lately it’s driving me crazy so any support is very much appreciated.

Emma Heming Willis says:

I’m actually not. But maybe because this is a new blog??

Mijke says:

Your Blog is wonderful. I can’t wait to read more , Emma. Greetings from Germany. My first son Niklas comes in 4 week. I’m so nervös. I can’t wait to hold him in my arms.

Emma Heming Willis says:

Enjoy. Its such a wonderful time. Trust yourself xxx

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Sarah says:

Thanks Emma,
I’m a first time mum and having had a successful career I struggled with my first because I worked hard and directed my career path. Hmmm a baby comes along and you wonder – how did I achieve all of these so called career greats when I can’t remember if I brushed my hair this morning or your life revolves around their last feed or sleep and all the those technicalities. Having said that I now get why people say your life changes forever and your past life becomes a bit of a distant memory. My daughter is without question the greatest achievement of mine and my husband’s life and the mother’s guilt still exists where I’m wondering did I do this? Does she have enough snacks in her lunchbox? What happens if she drops them and doesn’t have any food? You name it we all do I’m sure. Social media and scouring the net was one of the main sources of info for me, I have enjoyed your blog and I like the natural down to earth approach you have delivered. I’m looking forward to finding out more.

Emma Heming Willis says:

By far the hardest job around. And I’d like a raise! 😉
Thank you for sharing xx

Ehtel Doop says:

lovely inspiring collection.stunning created designs here!Thanks for sharing.

Great advice. Thank you for your time in helping me get educated on the matter.

Aurore says:

your blog is really very interesting, I look forward to reading new 🙂

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