Liz over 4 years ago by Liz Adams

Checking In

Shop the post: One/Third Jacket (sold out but get on the waitlist! wearing a small), Madewell Tank, Agolde Jeans (wearing a 26), Loeffler Randall bag, Ray Ban Sunglasses, Chanel Flats (old)

As I reevaluate my goals for 2019 (now that we are almost halfway through—what?!) I’ve been really trying to be better about providing content on my blog and social channels that feels more relevant for you. My main goal is to always be a source of inspiration, trusted guide and friend over the internet—whether I’m recommending a pair of jeans or sharing a family recipe. When I think about what I search for on the internet, I want Hello Adams Family to be that universal answer for you. From my favorite workouts, weekday meals, sleep training our boys, transitioning from one to two kidshardships, decorating an old home, sharing the glamorous life that is working from home or my everyday style – Hello Adams Family is a place to document all of those in-between moments. 

In a world where everything is kind of in your face and you constantly feel pressured to buy the newest it-shoes or the tan drops or the lash extensions, I just want to be a reminder that the fluff isn’t always important. Yes, the fluff can definitely make you happy (heyy new bag!) but little old Liz, sitting on her son’s chair in the middle of the family room with crusted snot on her shoulder, typing away at this random post is here to tell you that creating a life that makes you happy is far more important that how it looks to someone else. 

The other day I was talking to a new mom who was struggling with her new role/identity. It made me think about my transition to motherhood and how concerned I was that no one would relate to me anymore. That what I was feeling on the inside was what people would see on the outside. I felt the pressure to do more, be better than I was and it ultimately made me miss those early days with Charlie (mentally, not physically). Fast forward three years, another baby and a move to suburbia and my life couldn’t be more different than the one I left behind when I became a mom…and I LOVE IT. Dave and I mention DAILY how lucky we are that we get to live this life. Ours, no one else’s. 

When people ask me, “What’s your next step? Where do you see Hello Adams Family going? You won’t blog forever, will you?” I always say I don’t know! I don’t know what’s next because honestly, I don’t have this big ambition to be something greater than I am right now. I feel really good. If anything, I want Hello Adams Family to go beyond the computer/mobile screen in which you are reading this post. I want you to feel like you’re in the kitchen with me or you’re sitting next to me on my couch, having a glass of wine. I want you to feel like your kids are friends with mine. I want you to be our neighbors! I want our friendship to grow, to share more and know that you have a place to find support. 

So I guess this rambling post is to say thank you for your support on the quiet days, thank you for the support when I talk too much, thank you for being involved in our lives and letting us be a part of yours! I feel like I have these moments of reflection when I think about what I’m putting out into the world and want my kids to read one day. I hope they see all of the special moments and things that make us smile from these early years of life together. I pinch myself every day that I get to stand behind Hello Adams Family and say this is MINE! This is ours

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  1. Liz, thank you. I too am in this stage of life right now, and I can completely relate to how you’re feeling. Content! This feeling is what I’ve strived to attain my entire life. The way you explained this totally resonated with me. Your blog and instagram is so refreshing and uplifting to follow. I just want to say thank you and keep up the great work! Xo

  2. I love being a member of the Hello Adams Family squad! 💗 Thank you for authentic content and bringing smiles on my stressful days.

  3. Oh Liz, this would be my most favourite post’s ever! Everything you’ve written here shows just how beautiful and genuine a person you are. You truly know what matters in life and that’s family and friends, that all the fluff will come and go. As Molly says below, perfectly, I also LOVE being a member of the Hello Adams Family squad. Quite simply, you ROCK Liz!

  4. I can relate so much. I go from loving Instagram/Blogging to considering deleting everything regularly.

  5. Thank you, thank you for your genuine, sweet approach to blogging! It really makes an impact out here—I’m not close with the women in my family, so Hello Adams Family helps this twentysomething figure out style, cooking, and parenting. 😅

  6. Looooove this and love Hello Adams Family! You’ve made a welcoming, realistic and beautiful corner here. Congrats and looking forward to all your next adventures!

  7. Hi Liz! This was such a wonderful post to read. It’s great that you take time to remind us all to appreciate the life we’re living and create a life we love. I couldn’t help but think of Mr. Rogers neighborhood when you said, “I want you to be our neighbors!” The world needs more of this, so thank you so much for opening your heart and sharing your joy with so many people.

  8. Liz I love everything about your blog, I relate to so much! I am loving this season of life we are in. I’ve also loved being a part of your Facebook group community! Thank you so much for bringing us all together and interacting with us! Thank you for checking in with us! Can’t wait for cooking with Liz/drinking with Dave (and Charlie!)!!

  9. This was wonderful to read! Your blog is always a breath of fresh air among all the other noise out there. I love it and am so happy to have found your blog a few years ago. I always feel so happy reading everything you put out there. Keep it up! You’ve got an amazing community xo

  10. Liz, I can totally relate! Sometimes it’s so hard to separate myself from social media and keeping up with trends. Love your approach to blogging. ❤️✨

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  11. This is why I’ve been a reader for years now! I told my husband once that I didn’t necessarily have the same style as you and I’m much taller so petite things don’t work for my body, but I just liked you and felt like we were friends. He of course, told me that sounded weird.😂 I am in the same life stage and also surprisingly happy in the burbs with all my kids- and people ask me all the time why I don’t blog (I’m a former professional party chef) and the answer is because I just don’t want to. I think it’s amazing you’ve been able to grow this following and can just say what you want now:) congratulations!

  12. This is why I love following you! You just focus on living your life and no one else’s and I love that. It is my mentality too as I continue to evolve and transition to different aspects of my life. Always looking forward to your content!

  13. This girl is 29 weeks pregnant, and the question of being relatable/relevant is hitting so close to home. Right before pregnancy, I felt like I had gotten to a place where I knew myself a little more, was enjoying the freedom of my 30’s and feeling more comfortable in my own skin. Is there anything to threaten that feeling more than the crazy body changes of pregnancy, AND navigating raising a tiny human being?

    You really have created a community of authenticity, and I appreciate that though I may stumble throughout this journey, at least I’ll know I’m not alone 🙂

  14. Thank you for this post! I relate to this feeling so much and especially this week, reflecting on motherhood. Your are right where you need to be.

  15. Lovely post. Yours is one of the only blogs I read anymore and I’m totally here for all the #mumchat. Bring on workouts, constantly sick kids and grocery store hauls. 🙌🏻

  16. I love listening to your random stories during my break at work or while my little one is napping , it makes me feel like I’m having lunch with a close friend

  17. Even as a twenty-something not even engaged or married that should be engulfed in the world of lash extensions and tan drops, I absolutely love your realness. Even if I’m not married with kids, you are still so relatable and down to earth and I live for that fresh breath of content. Keep doing what you are doing, mama!

  18. I recently went through the people I follow on IG and deleted so many profiles because the fluff and perfection is not real life. On days I’m feeling disheveled, I need truth. You are the most real and relatable blogger I have ever come across. And you do feel like a friend. You always respond back to me and I always appreciate and look forward to your feedback. Thanks Liz for being YOU!

  19. Love this! Thanks for staying true to you and giving us genuine content!

    You’re definitely my favorite blogger to follow 😊

  20. Hi Liz! I just wanted to respond to say that I really enjoy your content and I’m grateful that you share a bunch of different aspects of your life! I’m a similar age to you and come from Chicagoland, but my life has taken a really different path, focused on career and growth and not thinking of starting a family quite yet. I really enojy seeing a different type of life, with it’s own glamorous and unglamorous moments. Hearing your accent on insta stories makes me feel right at home for a moment, even though I live in a different region now. I’m so glad you love your life right now, and thank you for sharing it with us!

  21. Thanks for sharing, Liz. I enjoy reading your blog and look forward to seeing where Hello Adams Family goes in the future. 🙂

  22. What a sweet post! It actually made me tear up a little! What a great feeling that you are content exactly where you are. I think that’s the goal 🙂