The Real Me

“A wife of noble character, who can find.  She is worth far more than rubies!” -Proverbs 31:10


My name is Kate.  I’m blessed to have an amazing husband and four precious maniacs.  This is the blog of our crazy, wonderful life!


I am a stay-at-home mom and real estate agent.  My husband, Brad, is definitely the hard working agent of the family.  Read more about our business under the “Real Estate” tab.


I love God, my hubby, my babies, my family, good food, good company, and good times!  I love my friends, and I’ve been more than blessed with solid, life-long friends!


Brad and I were high school sweethearts (actually 5th grade sweethearts, but that’s a story for another time).  We live in the town in which we grew up, and we’re so fortunate to have most of our family here, too.


Being a wife and a mom is an incredible responsibility.  It’s challenging, rewarding, important, and fun.  I consider it a gift and a privilege, but that doesn’t mean it’s easy.


house·wife  [Hous-wahyf]  noun,

A married woman who manages her household, esp. as her principal occupation.

Webster’s definition is quite suitable.  I am proud to be a housewife, and it is my principal occupation.  However, I am not “The Real Housewife” that you see portrayed on TV today, and I have no desire to be.


God gives us an amazing picture of “The Real Housewife” in Proverbs 31:10-31.  This Real Housewife is an excellent wife and mother.  She is a woman that is noble, prepared, industrious, hard working (in and out of the home), wise, intuitive, caring, loving, and beautiful from within.  What a woman!  I don’t come close to this, but I am constantly reminding myself of this picture that God has given me.

10 [c] A wife of noble character who can find?
She is worth far more than rubies.

11 Her husband has full confidence in her
and lacks nothing of value.

12 She brings him good, not harm,
all the days of her life.

13 She selects wool and flax
and works with eager hands.

14 She is like the merchant ships,
bringing her food from afar.

15 She gets up while it is still dark;
she provides food for her family
and portions for her servant girls.

16 She considers a field and buys it;
out of her earnings she plants a vineyard.

17 She sets about her work vigorously;
her arms are strong for her tasks.

18 She sees that her trading is profitable,
and her lamp does not go out at night.

19 In her hand she holds the distaff
and grasps the spindle with her fingers.

20 She opens her arms to the poor
and extends her hands to the needy.

21 When it snows, she has no fear for her household;
for all of them are clothed in scarlet.

22 She makes coverings for her bed;
she is clothed in fine linen and purple.

23 Her husband is respected at the city gate,
where he takes his seat among the elders of the land.

24 She makes linen garments and sells them,
and supplies the merchants with sashes.

25 She is clothed with strength and dignity;
she can laugh at the days to come.

26 She speaks with wisdom,
and faithful instruction is on her tongue.

27 She watches over the affairs of her household
and does not eat the bread of idleness.

28 Her children arise and call her blessed;
her husband also, and he praises her:

29 “Many women do noble things,
but you surpass them all.”

30 Charm is deceptive, and beauty is fleeting;
but a woman who fears the LORD is to be praised.

31 Give her the reward she has earned,
and let her works bring her praise at the city gate.