Welcome to our little space on the internet.
Joys and Journeys is exactly that: a place to share life’s joys as well as the challenges, or what we call “journeys.” Because we believe that nothing in our lives happens on accident. All of our journeys come as a way to help shape us into who we are meant to be.
Some of you may know me (Tina), as the founder of mothersniche.com. While running Mother’s Niche was a blast, after my father died I felt inspired to do something different, and a little less time-consuming. After some challenging health struggles and experiences with depression, I decided to narrow my focus.
I wanted to do something to help other women and moms. I decided I didn’t want to do anything that didn’t fall under that category.
For almost a year before launching this site, I thought and pondered about the difficulties of motherhood, and what the triggers seemed to be for all the times I felt overwhelmed. I also pondered on the things that seemed to bring me life again. My husband and I delved into all kinds of books on self-improvement, and habit development and true joy and took all kinds of notes.
That’s when we decided to start 7 Ways in 7 Days.
On the 1-year anniversary of my dad’s death, we launched the website 7 Ways in 7 Days in honor of him. As I had thought back on all the things that brought me the most true joy, it came back to special memories and events with my family, and any time spent loving others.
Joys and Journeys is our place to share special “physical journeys” across the United States, spreading love and challenging people to the #7WaysProject, as well as a place to share the journeys we experience in our own home as we work our way to be a better parent, spouse and human.