We are delighted to share with you A Peek At Motherhood featuring Elizabeth Kartchner also known as Dear Lizzy or Liz from I have a little confession to make…about 4 years ago when I was first discovering what blogs even were I came across Dear Lizzy… and have been inspired by her ever since! It’s an honor to be able to share with you a little bit about her as she is one inspiring mama! We had a lot of fun putting this photo shoot together with Heather Telford our talented photographer. A special thanks to peek kids, see kai run, ribbies clippies, and hello hi  for providing the darling apparel and accessories for Liz’s three darling girls!


A peek into Liz’s life:

Q= You have a wonderful husband, 3 darling girls, a baby on the way, Dear Lizzy scrapbook line, published just a few books, a very well known personal blog , and Liz’s Paper Party a new blog you just launched…please tell us how you do it all?

A=I definitely do not do it all… or try to do it all. There’s usually a pile of laundry needing to be put away, or a sink full of dishes to wash. But I think it’s about priorities… first and foremost I am a mother and a wife. When I put that first, and they know they are most important in my life, then other things I need to do fall easier into place. There are times when I definitely get overwhelmed and by the end of the day I’m exhausted, so I learn to limit what I do. Having a supportive husband makes the additional things I do possible… it also helps to have some of my husband’s favorite treats on hand for bribery.

Q= With february being the month of love share with us your insights on…as huey lewis would say “the power of (a mother’s) love?

A= A mother’s love is the most powerful and influential part of a child’s life. Yes, I am known to exaggerate but I don’t think I am putting too much emphasis on the role of a mother. Sometimes we may not think what we do is substantial… wiping noses, singing lullabies, or endless cleaning. But I do know that there’s a reason why a simple kiss from mommy on an “owie” makes it all better. That’s probably why the world tries to distract mothers from our attention to our children. I can feel that pull from various directions but it’s so important to not get consumed in it all. I don’t want to miss my chance to teach and show my children the way.



Q= What inspires you?

A= Everyday photography, music, color, shapes, fashion, laughing & being with people I love.

Q= What are 3 things we may not know about you?

A=  1. My husband, Collin, was my first date in high school. He asked me to the Homecoming Dance. When he was driving me home after our date he came to a complete stop at a green light. I think he was a little nervous.

2. I took a Darkroom class in college and dream of having my own darkroom someday so I could spend the day taking pictures with my film camera then develop the pictures later that day. It’s such a cool and dreamy process… with lots of stinky chemicals.

3. If I could be anywhere at this moment it would be at a secluded beach somewhere in a hammock, pina colada in hand, painted toe nails with my feet in the sand, sound of kids playing in the distance, sun on my face… I could go on and on.

Q= If there is 1 thing you have learned and could share to inspire and help other women/mothers what would it be?

A= Sheesh, I feel like I am still learning so much as a woman/mother… but something that I am striving to do is not to compare myself to others. A couple years ago I had a quote on my inspiration board, “Find you. Be you. Be happy with that.” I loved it because at times I feel myself trying to fit into another mold or trying to be like someone else. But I need to focus on what I do best and my natural gifts that can bless others’ lives. I mean I don’t know anyone else who can eat a bag of Peanut M&M’s as fast as I can. That’s something I need to embrace and be proud of! 😉



Thank you Liz for inspiring us and all of those around you! Hop on over and check out some of Liz’s amazing talent! Here at Dear Lizzy

We are happy to partner with Dear Lizzy and  share with all of you in honor of a Valentine week of love, this fun give away brought to you by Peek Kids, See Kai Run, and Ribbies Clippies.

GIVE AWAY:  NOW CLOSED…the winner is Amber Anderson xoxo

2 WINNERS will have the chance to win the following: (one of our readers and one of Dear Lizzy’s Readers)

A $75  Gift Card to Peek Kids, Any  Pair of shoes from See Kai Run, and 3 Darling Hair Accessories from Ribbies Clippies.


1.Please leave a comment about the power of (a mother’s) love.

2. Follow Moms Best and Dear Lizzy  on facebook

3. For extra entries follow us on instagram @momsbestntwk  then repost and share our give away slider you see there.

4. For MORE extra Entries you can follow Peek Kids, See Kai Run, and Ribbies Clippies on facebook…thank them for the give away.

**To Double your chances head on over and enter at Dear Lizzy too!

Entry closes 12 midnight EST on Thursday February 14th,  Winners announced on Friday February 15th


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