Kayla Maddox

Kayla is an East Idaho Native that loves it so much she dragged her Montana born husband back here to raise their two kids. Kayla is passionate about fitness and beauty. As a cosmetologist and pre/postnatal fitness trainer she loves helping moms feel as beautiful as they are. She loves to hear everyone’s parenting stories and thinks parenthood is one of the best/hardest adventures we choose to go on.

Crying Over Spilled Milk

It happened, breast milk swirling down the sink as if waving goodbye to my horror stricken face. 4 months postpartum and I still hadn’t gotten the hang of pumping in the bathroom at work....

Get Off My Couch

A crushing weight fell down on me as I hid in the shower. It had been a long, stressful day with not just one heartbreaking call, but two. I had just gotten back from...

Be a Selfish Mom

I have worked in the beauty industry as a cosmetologist for five years now and something that always amazes me is the stigma of a mom taking time away from her kids to get...

My Maternity Leave: Only Four Weeks?

“You are only taking off 4 weeks? Why?” This is the alarming question I get frequently when people ask me how long my maternity leave is. It’s an awkward question. It’s a question that...

I Hate My Husband

I kicked him out of bed. I yelled at him to go sleep on the couch. Not because I had a good reason to - I didn’t like how he got up to take...

If You Give Your Kids an Elf

A very common tradition for many families is the Elf on the Shelf. While my kids are still a little too young to understand what the elf is, I can tell you right now,...

Meet EIM Contributor, Kayla Maddox

My name is Kayla Maddox and I am an Idaho native that loves this area. I grew up in Rigby and couldn’t wait to leave. My hobbies growing up included soccer, drama, and hiking....

To Eat or Not to Eat? Thanksgiving at My In-Laws.

Thanksgiving is stressful for me. Not because I worry about all the food to make or getting the kids ready. (That is a stress, but not my main one). Thanksgiving is stressful because I...