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Hey!  I’m Bonnie and I live in the sweltering desert of Arizona, where I raise 10 kids alongside my uber patient husband, Luke (and yes, we’ve had another baby since this pic was taken).

I’m glad you’re here!

I’m really passionate about inspiring mothers to find beauty and joy in life.

That’s why this blog is called Bonnie and Blithe:
“Bonnie” = beautiful and “blithe” = joyous, two words that I hope describe our lives, in one way or another. 

If you’re looking for motherhood tips from an experienced mom, cute and easy sewing tutorials or creative life hacks, you’re in the right place!

And if you love clothes, don’t miss Novalie, my colorful clothing boutique that aims to help moms find beauty and confidence every day.

I also co-host a podcast with Audrey, another mom with a billion kids called Outnumbered the Podcast. We explore all sorts of parenting topics as we aim to help other moms learn to parent with intention (and humor).

If you’re a mom of young children, you might want to check out my coaching business. You can read more about that here and sign up for a call to discuss anything you might be struggling with.

XO
Bonnie

If you have other questions or ideas for posts or podcast episodes, I’d love to hear from you: hello@bonnieandblithe.com

18 Comments

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    Angela
    December 4, 2016 at 7:41 pm

    Um. I literally do not know how you do all of that described above!! I’m amazed! I’m also an LDS blogger with only 3 kids and I find it difficult to balance everything- and i don’t even home school!! You’re amazing lady!

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      Bonnie
      December 4, 2016 at 9:53 pm

      Aw, thanks Angela! I’m usually dropping balls all over the place, don’t worry 🙂 Blogging is what keeps me sane, most days!

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        Elise Welker
        November 15, 2020 at 11:36 am

        Hey Bonnie I’m also always dropping balls everywhere sense I have 12 children

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          Bonnie
          November 17, 2020 at 2:43 pm

          Yes! I know the feeling. Big families are worth it though!

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    Jean
    May 29, 2017 at 6:57 am

    Bonnie, I just have to thank you for the Small Spaces Sewing Area that you put together. After my husband I became separated I had to give up my sewing room which I so loved. Now I am moving to an apartment and was so depressed about my sewing room challenge . . . until I found your blog! Thank you, thank you!!! I will put together a “corner” in my new place, using many of your ideas.

    God bless you and your family.

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      Bonnie
      May 29, 2017 at 9:34 pm

      That makes me so happy to hear, Jean! We can’t let a lack of perfect space get in the way of our creating, right?? Sorry to hear about your separation. Keep your head up and your machine humming! XO

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      Sol
      November 7, 2019 at 5:32 am

      Que lindo me encantas mis cariños y bendiciones desde Chile.
      Que ganas de poder hacer lo que tú haces 🙂

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        Bonnie
        November 7, 2019 at 8:45 pm

        Pues muchas gracias! XO

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    Anita Lopez
    April 11, 2018 at 3:00 pm

    Just came here casually, im kinda tired of everything i gonna star read you need inspo and you yust give me a bit of that ! :*

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      Bonnie
      April 13, 2018 at 7:55 am

      Thanks Anita! I’m glad you’re here!

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    Jess
    April 17, 2018 at 7:28 am

    Just found this! Wow, amazing job you are doing. I am a mom of 7, 16 years down to 2 and my youngest happens to be Alice Catherine Juliet. You have a beautiful family!

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      Bonnie
      April 17, 2018 at 9:29 am

      Why thanks so much, Jess! That means a lot. Aren’t big families the best?? I love your baby’s name! (obviously 🙂

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    Sue
    May 28, 2018 at 4:41 pm

    Hi Bonnie:
    Thanks for sharing. You do have a beautiful family. I do not have children but come from a family of twelve. Big families are a lot of work but if everyone helps it makes it easier. A big family is a lot of fun, and you sound like a great Mother. Keep up the good work! The rewards are great and will last a life time. So happy you are bringing them up in a Christian home.
    Love you All
    Shirley

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      Bonnie
      June 4, 2018 at 9:20 am

      Aw, thanks so much Shirley! Families really are worth it!

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    Laurel Dismukes
    October 20, 2018 at 6:53 pm

    Hey Bonnie, just saw your latest IG pic.. #9?!?! Im trying to figure out why you fascinate me. im not LDS and I’m certainly old enough to be your Mom. But I so enjoy your stories and for the life of me can’t figure out how you seem to keep it together. I had 4 kids in a step family and if my hubby and I hadn’t been able to go into our room and laugh at ourselves, we’d never survived. 34 years, baby! Anyway, cudos to you and keep sharing.. we must be sisters from a different mother cuz we have little in common.. okay, maybe Jesus… and maybe a sense of humor. love ya darlin!! laurel at Laurelsquill on IG❤️

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      Bonnie
      October 20, 2018 at 10:19 pm

      Aw, Laurel – you’re so sweet! Thanks for the comment. I’m not sure how any of us moms make it through the day to day but we all deserve lots of chocolate. Ha! Appreciate you!

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    bob
    June 8, 2020 at 12:10 pm

    how you do it? 9 kids cool you but are doing a great job!

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      Bonnie
      June 8, 2020 at 2:09 pm

      Haha – aw thank you! Some days are crazy but some are really fun 🙂

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