I wish I could say I have a clever way of why/how I decided to start blogging as the “Grouchy Wife”, but I don’t. My brother Jordan and my husband Derek and I were all in the room together when I asked them what my blog should be called. My husband (I think jokingly but at the time I was hangry, so he definitely could have been serious), without hesitation, said “Grouchy Wife”. We all laughed but it was perfect. It definitely was meant to be when we realized that the grouchywife.com domain wasn’t even taken. HELLO?! Is no one else a grouchy wife? Or maybe no one just wants to admit it. I can’t even pretend like I’m not, because I totally am sometimes. I actually had originally thought I’d call myself the boring blogger, because honestly our lives are so boring compared to most bloggers I follow, but to my surprise someone in another country had that name scooped up!
Hi, I’m Jillian! I’m so glad you’re here! I’m a wife to Derek and mom to three boys Ryne, Reed, and Rhett. I’m a stay-at-home mom, I don’t cook and we eat A LOT of fast food and take out. Just over here waiting for Hardee’s to endorse me as their spokeswoman. I enjoy decorating and keeping up with the current fashion trends! We live in a super small town that has no stoplights, no Walmart, no McDonald’s, no Taco John’s, no Walgreens..you get the point!
Derek is an elementary principal working his way towards his superintendent license. He likes working on home projects, ice fishing, golfing, the Chicago Cubs and is a HUGE University of Northern Iowa Panther fan. Oh, did I mention he drinks a lot of Dr. Pepper?
Our three boys are Ryne (5), Reed (3), and Rhett (1).
Ryne is the sweetest big brother and is a Master Lego builder. Move over Emmet! He also loves trains, pepperoni pizza, board games, art and playing Mario!
Reed is our family comedian. He is easy going and makes us laugh all the time. He loves stuffed animals, action figures, changing all the Lego people’s body parts and playing Sonic!
Rhett is so sweet but also so ornery. He loves to sit and relax and is the best snuggler. He can dump out bags of chips, cookies and crackers in record time! He loves vacuums, plungers. light up toys and Mickey Mouse!
I’ve had two other blogs, Mommy’s Sweat P and Raising Philips. I have all my social media under Raising Philips and decided to keep it that way. I’m not sure if eventually some day I’ll change it, but for now this was the “easy” way to get started.
I can’t wait to post more! I’ve made it my 2019 goal to blog about our family life, home decor, style, and mom life! Just a late 20s mom, trying to live my life in joy while receiving God’s grace.
Thankful that at the end of each day, we can take off our grouchy pants and have a new start!