My name is Leah Nielsen. I’m a twenty-something just learning how to Mama. I married one of my best friends from high school on 04/08/16 and we welcomed our first daughter into the world on 01/13/18. We live in a small town in the midwest with our two dogs, a Rhodesian Ridgeback named Sadie and a German Shorthair named Jasper.

We spend a lot of our time working on projects in our home.

There are days being a mom is the absolute hardest thing I’ve ever done. There are days it is the most rewarding thing I’ve ever experienced. There are days I feel like a failure. There are days I feel like the victor. There are days I drink too much coffee. There are days it feels like all we do is nap. There are days I struggle. There are days filled with discovery and growth. But,  every day I experience the sweetest, most selfless love for my child. Mama in the Midwest was born with the thought of creating a community of likeminded Mamas who are fighting to raise sons and daughters of the King in a world that is not always the easiest place to do so. I am so humbled by my child every day.

I hope you leave here feeling encouraged, uplifted and surrounded by a community of Mamas who love their children unconditionally, extend grace to those who are struggling,  and support one another in the journey. Let’s be honest, none of us know what we are doing.