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I am a Portland-bred journalist, graduating from University of Oregon in 2008. I spent time at Lucky magazine in New York City, Surface magazine in San Francisco, and founded Button magazine out of Portland. With an amazing team and support group,Button published two issues before the economic realities hit hard.

Struggling with failure and an all-my-plans-failed attitude, I began visiting Living Hope Church in Vancouver, WA. After a few visits, I accepted Jesus as my personal savior. It was shortly after that God delivered me a handsome, suspender-wearing, small-town, conservative logger. Black heels and a dirty plaid shirt may not go together on the outside, but this match was made in Heaven.

B quickly became B&C. Chris and I were married six-months later. Things couldn’t have been much more opposite of what I had planned for myself. After getting married, we set up our little cottage in the small town of Roseburg, Oregon and I settled in as a stay-at-home wife.

And it was only ten months later that B&C met their darling A. In June of 2013, they welcome their second daughter, Evelyn. (Sorry, no “D” name).

I absolutely love being a stay-at-home wife and mom, but this is something I am new to. My life quickly went from eating out to slow cookers, city blocks to green acres, meetings to mom groups, shopping to sewing and the on-going hum of a chainsaw.

I hope to encourage you, teach you, help you, comfort you or simply muse you with all life’s ingredients that go into My ABC Soup.

Brittany’s column, My ABC Soup, is published in The News-Review every third Sunday.

Brittany is also the editor of The News Review’s Douglas County Moms

You can e-mail her at myabcsoup@gmail.com