About Me

Hello there!  I’m Peggy.

I’m a mom of 2 kids, a wife, Etsy shop owner, and the author of RaisingTheBest.com

I started this blog to share my family’s journey to raising our kids to be the best.  I realized through talking with other moms with small businesses that all of us have common challenges in growing our careers AND parenting our kids.  We are all struggling for the elusive work-life balance.

“I love the life I have, while I create the life of my dreams.” 

This is one of my favorite affirmation is  I hope this blog will showcase exactly how we are doing that in our everyday, ordinary extraordinary lives.

About Me

  • Who I Live With: My husband David and my two kids.
  • Where I Live: Northern Virginia, outside of Washington DC.  I love living here because there are so many activities and opportunities for the kids just because we are in the nation’s capital.
  • What I’m Eating & Watching: I’m vegetarian and love Asian food!  You’ll also find me watching action movies and binge watching police dramas (NCIS, Lucifer, Hawaii 5-0)
  • Find Me: Email me anytime at peggy.raisingthebest at gmail dot com

What You’ll Find Here

This blog is for busy moms who believe in creating experiences with our kids more than just buying more “stuff” for them.  I started creating easy to make personalized crafts because it was a great way to spend time with my kids and create something memorable but not take a lot of time to prep.  Many of these activities you can do with the stuff you already have in your house and require minimal upfront prep work.  So if you have an extra 15-20 minutes between meetings or on a precious lazy weekend, you can do these crafts!

Want More?

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