Rachael Rahrig

Rachael is an old soul with a passion for great stories, and the people that tell them. Mom to Titus, age 4, Rachael married her high school sweetheart, Andrew, nine years ago, and life has taken them on some wild, beautiful rides since. Originally from the Midwest, they have relocated to three different states in the last four years, living in South Tampa since the spring of 2017. A homeschool graduate, Rachael holds a bachelors degree in communications & political science and is a former PR pro. During downtime, she enjoys classic films and literature, history, great food, design, working with service organizations, and being active. You can follow Rachael’s personal blog at FreshlyMintedLiving.com.
Paris in the rain - A love letter to old souls

A Love Letter to Old Souls

It seems that everyone around us is always looking for the next exciting thing. The next trend, the next app, the next plastic straw alternative – you know. But, there are a few of...
Spring cleaning

How to Do a Successful Communication Spring Cleaning

As a wife and a mom, I think that many of us out there can say that communication might not be our significant other’s strongest skill. Now, my husband is fun and friendly and...

You Are Not Enough

Before I begin, I should let you know that I’m a dad. So, what’s a dad doing writing on a mom’s blog anyway? Well, I feel like I have had something rolling around in...
New Years Toast

How to (Realistically) Start the New Year Right

I don’t know about you, but my Januarys usually just stink. The post-holiday let-down and re-entry struggle after vacation are REAL, as are the slightttttly tight pants, a house full of glitter and laundry...
Tree with dad

Tips for Hosting a Special Needs-Friendly Holiday

Every parent knows that the holidays are a mixed bag of delight and exhaustion.  Road trips and family and gifts and friends, the end of the year is full to the brim, and at...
Live a great story mural with woman

Social Media Mamas – Just Let Them LIVE!

We've all seen them. Those sugary-sweet, picture-perfect Insta posts with smiling kids, and exotic vacations-ugh… We’ve also seen those sick kids, tired mom, messy house pictures. Like, that’s ALL that mom posts... Ugh. It’s...
Bed made

The Bed-Making Hack that will Change Your Life

Everyone knows that making your bed each day is supposed to basically change your life. You’ll be happier, you’ll be more productive, it will benefit your marriage, you’ll lose 10 lbs, it will clear...
School supplies

5 Important Mantras to Ease Back-To-School Worry

For many, back to school can mean back to school STRESS. As a mama to a little one starting Kindergarten, and who has special needs, I know that changing routines and getting into a...
stack of four classic books

Reading Aloud – Now It’s Not Just for the Kids!

Some of my earliest memories are of my dad telling me bedtime stories. He paraphrased Jurassic Park for me around age six, we worked our way through a vintage set of the original Oz books, and...

How the Right Hobbies Can Make You a Better Mama

A few years into motherhood, I didn’t recognize myself. Obviously, life was drastically different than it was pre-baby. And for me personally, this period of my life also meant quitting a job I loved....