Spotlight :: Arin / Mainly Marta :: A Motherhood + Lifestyle Blog



What started as a digital diary to document a newfound journey as a stay at home mom / wife has quickly evolved into my own little corner on the internet where I share all that life brings my way -- the good, the bad, and those "aha!" moments. All with a hint of sarcasm, a dash of truth and bold European wit. Thanks for following along!


Spotlight :: Arin

It's that time again ladies -- the little segment where I introduce some of my favorite bloggers + social media mom / queens! These mama's are exceptional women with the most adorable littles. This month's mama is one of my personal favorites -- Arin.

I met Arin through Instagram, and she's as real as it gets. A super beautiful person -- both inside and out. She's extremely fun and honest, has great interior design skills, and has the three of the cutest children on Instagram -- but let's be honest, there is no surprise there, they clearly take after their mama. Arin is also a blogger where she blogs about motherhood, DIY projects, interior design tips and her lifestyle.


Getting Personal

Favorite Drink: iced coffee

Parenting style: probably a bit of authoritative. I'm a bit of a helicopter mom and willing to admit it, but definitely push my kids to succeed already at this age.

Most used emoji: 😂

What was your life like before motherhood? My husband and I were still newlyweds when we found out we were expecting our first. We were living in a condo on the water in Destin, FL enjoying our first year out of college and our first year of marriage. I worked as a nanny --so my day to day sometimes feels the same haha!!

How has motherhood changed you? I never cried over anything other than "sad" stuff before having kids. Now I cry at the happy, sad, silly, EVERYTHING!! I would say I'm more patient, stronger and less self absorbed...I don't worry about me near as much and my world was all about Arin pre kids!!

As your little(s) grows up, what are some things you want to instill / teach them? I think the number one thing I already say as a mama is "show kindness." I want my kids to be kind, accepting, and loving. I wand them to know they their other successes don't matter if they lack those key traits. I want them to have a strong foundation in faith with Jesus Christ, and understand that above all else that is most important. I hope to teach them to work hard at everything they do, and always strive to do well, while lifting others along that path.

And I want them as children to respect adults and understand they are not in charge, and life might not seem fair but they need to show respect.

I also want them to know that NO MATTER WHAT their dad and I will have unwavering love for them, and our anger will never mean we don't love them. That we will get mad and we will say no because we love them!


Sneak Peak At Her Feed


How cute are they? Seriously, TOO CUTE.
You can follow Arin's motherhood journey through: 

Instagram :: @ARINSOLANGE


Kailyn Ogilvie said...

I follow Arin on Instagram and I love her interior decorating. It was so fun to read more about her!

Simplylynnblogxo said...

I love following her feed!

Lexie @ said...

Nice to meet you, Arin.
I love this series - it's always great to meet new mamas. <3

Unknown said...

Love this mama's feed! What a good one to feature!

Nicole said...

Such a beautiful mama!Love reading these spotlights!

Unknown said...

Can't wait to follow her!

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