I’m Katie, founder and creator at Joyful Messes. I am an all-round creative with a short attention span. I like to dive in and create anything, though I have trouble mastering banana bread. I believe that motherhood is messy, and we must find joy in those moments to see what God is trying to teach us. The messy moments are where we are uncomfortable, where we are learning and where we are growing. If we pursue joy, we are pursuing the higher calling – the life lesson we signed up for when we became mothers and wives.

I love to photograph the joyful moments. The ones that I can look too when things are not so happy. I write on everything surrounding motherhood, and I try to balance between the emotional chaos and peaceful happiness that rolls through our days as mothers. I hope you find some wisdom, laughter and joy as you read through the stories from myself and others who also believe there is power to pursuing joy!