Why The Blog Was Named ‘The Hygge Wife’, Who It’s For, And Why I Hope You’ll Stay (If It’s For You)

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The other day I received the first hateful comment I’ve ever gotten on my blog… and though the comment stemmed from a misunderstanding, if I’m being honest with you, it threw me off a bit. However, instead of dwelling on it, I decided to use it as an opportunity to re-introduce myself and the blog for the many newcomers as of late . . .

The Hygge Wife is an online journal devoted to documenting our Nordic lifestyle.

I am a wife and mother, and the name of the blog comes from the inspiration that this gives me everyday to live this lifestyle . . .

I’ve always longed to capture and document life, and this blog is devoted to documenting our life in a way that connects us to you.

Storytelling, like hygge, makes us human. Through storytelling, we realize that our stories may be someone else’s as well. Stories remind us that though we’re different, we’re the same.. So with this journal I aim to share our story. I share what’s beautiful and I share the dark days too, because I’m here to be real.

I’m here for the real-deal honest-to-goodness documenting of a lifestyle. No glammed-up storytelling here.

You’ll get the Nordic lifestyle, but you’ll get glimpses of marriage, motherhood, and my mental illness too.  I’m here to connect with you over life in it’s honest and raw moments. I’m here for the ones who have ever felt lost, because before this, I spent most of my life feeling lost, knowing how I wanted to live but not wanting to be ‘different.’ Then months ago…

…when I found hygge, I found that I was finally home.

And so, if you’ve ever felt that way too, I hope you’ll stay. I hope as I share my story, that you’ll find a bit of yours in it, too. And I hope that when you’re here, you’ll find that you’re home.



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    March 23, 2017

    My dear! So sorry about the negative comment. Buuuuttt… I feel like our stories are different yet so similar. We should have a “coffee chat” one day. Loved reading your story. And finding you and your blog.



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    March 24, 2017

    I love how honestly you share your journey into simplicity and I hope you never quit sharing. I’m so happy I found you in this virtual community and I’m excited to follow along. Your story encourages me and many others.
    Carry on!

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      April 16, 2017

      Thank you so much for the kind words Bethany! It’s extremely helpful to know that others find it inspiring. I’m glad you enjoy coming by. xx

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    March 25, 2017

    Aww am sorry you have had negativity…what an amazing space you have created and I have loved following along, even for such a short time!

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      April 16, 2017

      Thank you so much Janice! Glad you are enjoying the blog. xx