Hello, and welcome to Happily Eva After!

In the words of Jay-Z, allow me to reintroduce myself…

My name is Eva Amurri Martino, and I am a Mom, Wife, Actress, and now… Blogger! I love to travel, explore, and meet new people, and my travels have sparked my interest in interior design, fashion, and cooking as well.  I am at my happiest living an active, holistic, and healthy lifestyle with a few trips to In n Out thrown in for good measure. Moderation is key, people! In 2010 I met my husband, Kyle Martino, at a bar when I was on a first date with another guy (You never know where or when you’ll meet that Soul Mate!) I knew immediately he was The One and we were married in October of 2011. On August 9th, 2014 we welcomed our daughter, Marlowe. I’m currently expecting a Baby Boy, due this Fall!

Becoming a Mom has been absolutely the most humbling, moving, frightening, exhausting, and joyful experience of my life.  But in my parenting journey I have often felt alone, searching for an honest and straightforward resource for some of my questions, struggles, and milestones. How do we balance Motherhood (a whole world in itself), our marriages, work, friendships, and our own personal hobbies or interests? At times I’ve felt guilty for trying to be the kind of Mom I want to be: one who can enjoy my life, take care of myself, and be a multifaceted woman while also being a loving Wife and Mother.  I think we can be great Moms and also have unapologetically full lives. At least I hope so! I definitely don’t have all the answers, and I’m no “Expert” at any of the categories you will see on this site. I just try hard, and on the days I fall short I resolve to do better tomorrow. But I do believe that as women we have the greatest strength in numbers. I believe that if we support each other, try our best at parenting and in our relationships, and have a sense of humor, we can all find our “Happily Ever After”.

Xoxo,

EAM