About Us

An updated look at who we are and why we started this blog.

Photo Credit Ilana Natasha Photography

Hello, new friend!

We are the Stephens Family (Jason, Chris, and our two youngsters, LB* – our 3 year old son, and LG* – our 1 year old daughter).  We are both work at home (self employed) parents, and we juggle running two home-based businesses while raising our young family.

We started this blog as a way to journal the life changes we were making while “flipping our lives“.  We’ve enjoyed sharing our successes and struggles with our readers over the past year.

We write about parenting topics, personal and inspirational stories, improving quality of life, saving money, weight loss and health, family travel, product and service reviews, and we even post original recipes from time to time.  In our first year of existence, we were honored to be chosen as Madison Magazine’s Bronze Winner in the BEST Local Blog category for 2016.

Our combined writing style is partially humorous and partially thoughtful.  Our core philosophy is centered around kindness, empathy, inclusion, and love.  It is our goal to continue making improvements to ourselves, share our journey with you, and (hopefully) make you laugh in the process.

Thanks for stopping by, and please stay in touch.  You can find us on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and Instagram.

Jason & Chris Stephens

P.S. If you’d like to read our original “About Us” page from our launch in 2015, you can find that here.

*We hope you’ll understand and forgive our use of acronyms for our kids’ names.  We originally started out with the full words associated with LB and LG, and then this happened.  Internet safety is for real, y’all.


family picture, fall in wisconsin

Photo Credit Ilana Natasha Photography