I’m Darrian Chamblee, a former federal employee turned military spouse and stay at home wife (and soon to be boy mom!). As a blogger, I am passionate about cultivating a community of women who don’t shy away from having honest conversations about marriage, motherhood, military life, and everything in between. I’ve made it my mission to do this here on Made in Mom Jeans by sharing stories rooted in my personal experience, offering actionable advice, and sharing the realness of real life.
I started blogging in 2017 when I was eagerly awaiting my fiancé’s graduation from West Point and actively planning our wedding (+ the rest of our life together). When I started blogging, I knew that I wanted to share all of the aspects about my life in the hopes that it could help someone else in similar situations! Navigating things like being a newlywed, military life, and motherhood really does take a village and I’m happy to have created my own little community right here on the internet!
In the few short years that this blog has been a part of my life, it’s seen a lot of changes. It’s honestly been a challenge to find myself despite having such a great community of strong and passionate women around me. When I finally had the epiphany that created Made in Mom Jeans, I knew I was finally exactly where I needed to be with this space. Blogging has taught me a lot about flexibility and I hope that is something I can share with all of you while you’re here. I’m a firm believer that we can’t always have it all figured out on the first try and a huge proponent of giving yourself grace. Made in Mom Jeans is more than just a lifestyle blog, it’s a movement. A movement to say YOU were made for this.
It is my hope that Made in Mom Jeans inspires you to believe that you were made for whatever season of life you’re in.
Things I want this blog to be:
A resource for twenty-somethings, newlyweds, military spouses, and first time moms
A source of positive inspiration that makes you say, “I was MADE for this.”
A support system for those in similar situations
An open place to share thoughts and ideas, no matter how different
A (not so perfect) and REAL guide to life
A few more snippets about me…
My husband and I met on Tinder. I love Shakespeare and my favorite novel is The Great Gatsby. We currently have three animals: two dogs (Gatsby and Hemingway, pictured above) and a cat named Scout. In 2018 we started our journey as a military family and in 2019 we will be moving to Fairbanks, Alaska!
Want to know my favorite color, ice cream of choice, or something more serious like dealing with anxiety in college? Literally, ask me anything and I’ll do my best to answer.