Meeting The Beggs Bunch

*Quillian, Bj holding Ramsey, Mika holding Bear, Austin and Ayden*

Who are we?

We are a fun, loving blended family of 7, give or take, day to day ;) living all over the country.

About me.. 

This is me. Mika Beggs. The writer (I use that term very loosely) behind The Beggs Bunch blog and Instagram and always behind the camera. I am not a fan of "selfies" though when I feel like taking one I always designate a photo bomber... usually one of the boys or poor Darla the Bulldog. 

I feel I should mention in my former life, I enjoyed quiet time, sleep and a good book. Key word, former. Now, I believe that coffee provides life, emoji's and memes make things sweeter, my mom van rocks and my hashtag game is strong, y'all. I am an advocate of all things gentle (parenting) and breastfeeding. I am a certified medical assistant and lactation counselor. Motherhood defines who I am and I am more than okay with that. I am always searching for someone else who is in the trenches with me, so I know I am not alone in my daily mamahood struggles. I am an extremely emotional person and wear my heart on my sleeve. I am fiercely unapologetic in how I do things and who I am as a person. I am an over thinker and a planner, which makes me exhausted but organized. We thrive in chaos and love hard. I'm embarrassingly obsessed with social media, especially Instagram and meeting new moms and families. Seeing how other people view life is extremely interesting to me and to be able to actually converse with said people? Pure awesomeness.

What we do...

Between hiking/camping and wandering North Georgia, all leagues that are baseball, foster care, college football watching (Go Clemson n Bama!) middle school to-dos, preschool drop offs, minivan racing, breastfeeding educating, air conditioner fixing, instagramming.... we don't have time for much else. We work best as a family and keeping all lines of communication open between us. We are not perfect, far from it, but we surely do our best to be good people, spread kindness and raise good humans.

This blog is for things we hold near and dear to our hearts... Our outdoor adventures, our new journey in foster care as a foster family and my love and passion for motherhood. We feel our outdoor adventures, in nature, allows us to regroup as individuals and as a family. It provides exercise, limited cell service and mental clarity. Many life talks are had on these trails between us and it goes to show that you do not have to sit around a dinner table everyday to know your family, grow as a family and be a family. Foster care is our newest adventure. We started that journey with all the paperwork and classes on March 20th 2017 and was notified that we were approved for licensed on August 23rd 2017. Our home is officially open! Motherhood.... Ah. Motherhood. Its hard. Its frustrating. It makes you cry and feel absolutely bat sh*t crazy... but we love it. I post more about motherhood in general than anything else because that's were my alliance lies... to my mama friends. When you can bond over your child's first cuss words (totally by accident!) feeding them ice cream for dinner just to survive and mommy meltdowns, you have found a friend for life. Make sure you follow me on Instagram for the totally unfiltered day to day from this hot mess express. 
 Our most recent talks have us continuing down the road less traveled towards homesteading and homeschooling. If you watch the news or are active on Facebook at least once a week, you have to understand our struggles here. More on this to come. 

 If that's not your jam, this isn't the place for you. If it is, pull up a chair darlin' and grab you some coffee (or Beer! I don't judge) and meet me.. never mind, I'm an introvert and will likely cancel plans. Just meet me on Instagram! 

{updated 4/10/18}