MamaHall: making the most of it

hey there, yall. i'm eryn. i'm just an ordinary girl serving an extraordinary God, sharing stories, hope, and encouragement as i make the most of every day.

a little bit about me:

// my husband and i have two awesome kids. we live in Texas and we homechool. being my kids' mom is my favorite thing ever.

// i have been blogging since 2005, which makes me a blogging dinosaur basically. we lived out of state and had just had our baby girl, so i started the blog to give our family updates on the baby and our life. my degree is in communications (journalism) and i was a journalist, a reporter, and editor before i was a mom. now i write here! i love words and research and etymology. i also love Jesus and the Word of God. how cool that now i can do all my favorite things at once!

// i am one of the hostesses of Declare, a community for Christian women communicators and influencers.

// anyone who knows me knows that i am absolutely family, Kingdom, and legacy focused. i prioritize peace and love.

// some of my writing has been published in books :) find my writing in Craving Connection, and CSB (in)Courage Devotional Bible, as well as the Declare devotionals, Honey, This is Where you Start, and Heart of a Warrior.

// i'm into whole health and fitness. i enjoy working out, and studying/researching the latest in nutrition and wellness. fitness is important to me and i believe my physical health directly affects my mental health. you can read more here. i have overcome body dysmorphia disorder and anorexia, praise God, and i am open to sharing my experience with others. i never knew what freedom was until i learned what prison means. i would love to see more women living free!  

// essential oils are our medicine. our family uses oils for everything, and they have played a very important role in our health journey. here's my oil story. i love introducing people to essential oils and their incredible health benefits. 

// i am committed to making the most of every moment by seeking, serving, and praising God. i want to live the rest of my days in gratitude of all He's done for me! 

// i share daily life updates and encouragement on instagram @mamahall. i am also available by email:

"But everything exposed by the light becomes visible—and everything that is illuminated becomes a light. This is why it is said: “Wake up, sleeper, rise from the dead, and Christ will shine on you.” Be very careful, then, how you live—not as unwise but as wise, making the most of every opportunity, because the days are evil.
Therefore do not be foolish, but understand what the Lord’s will is."
Ephesians 5:15-17 NIV