About Moi!

All About Moi!

Welcome!  My name is Rachel and I’m a 30-something living in Kansas City.  I’m a “retired” teacher turned stay at home mama to my two sweet boys.  I’m a lover of all things gardening, cooking, cleaning (yeah, I said it!), and making each and everyday special for my precious family of four.

I choose crazy early workout sessions because I’m a firm believer that your whole day is formed by how you spend your first hour so you might as well make it a positive one!  I try to follow that up with putting healthy food into my body, but occasionally Chic-Fil-A has a way of sneaking in!

I’m full of faith and believe that there is a higher reason for all that we experience through life.  Bumps and bruises in life make relationships stronger when they need them and help guide your mind to a healthier place for a reason we don’t even realize yet.

I’ve been married to my sweet hubby for five years now.  Isn’t he cute?


We are so blessed to have hands-down the two cutest little boys that ever existed.  Like ever. 🙂  Jackson Cruz is 2 and Colton Jay is my precious little infant.


I mean, come on!!

I grew up outside of Pittsburgh, PA and moved to Kansas City about ten years ago for a wonderful teaching position.  While I miss the classroom, being blessed to stay home with my two boys and watch them take on this world is the best job I could ever ask for – no question!

Growing Up Kemper is a lifestyle blog that chronicles our simple, yet beautiful life, as well as some tips for how to make each moment as a mama, a wife, a general woman in this world maybe just a little more fun!

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