Kayla Ward

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Kayla has lived in Southeast Idaho all her life, growing up in Shelley, going to school in Rexburg, and now living in Idaho Falls. She is married and mom to a sweet little boy. She has a degree in child development and loves working with children, but especially loves being home with her own child. She loves spending time reading, running, sewing, and laughing. Her family loves spending their summers in the mountains camping and going on rides in their side by side. Ever since having her little boy she is in love with talking about birth and motherhood and loves hearing other women's stories.

“You’re Doing Great, Mama” and Other Things I Wish I Could Tell You

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Motherhood is dang hard! Even though we are all going through similar experiences, it can feel incredibly isolating. We are always telling ourselves that we aren’t a good enough mom or that we shouldn’t...

I Had a Pandemic Baby

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I didn’t plan to have a pandemic baby. I got pregnant before it all started. Never did I think it would be such a different experience than with my first. Wearing a mask to appointments...

Reading is the Best Escape

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I wasn't much of a reader as a kid. It just wasn't something I really liked spending my time doing. And up until the last few years, it wasn’t something I made time to...

National Tater Day!

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March 31 is National Tater Day! Now, I’m not usually one to celebrate these random little holidays, but being an Idaho girl, I think it’s worth celebrating. I feel pretty qualified to talk about my...

The Gift of a Meal

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I recently had my second baby and my goal this time was to accept help whenever it was offered. I think we all say it’s hard to accept help, and I understand that, but...

Have Friends Who are Nothing Like You

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As moms, we like to spend our time with other like-minded moms. We stick with women who are of the same religion as us, have the same political beliefs, and parent the same way....

Stop Saying “Should”

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I used to say the word “should” a lot. I had the constant feeling that what I was doing at the moment wasn’t good enough. I thought things like: "I should be cleaning while the...

Don’t Comment on My Body

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I'm currently 34 weeks pregnant, but I don't look like I'm that far along.  Both of my pregnancies have been pretty similar. I start by losing around 15 pounds, gain it back plus maybe...

Meet EIM Contributor, Kayla!

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Hey fellow mamas! My name is Kayla Ward. I am your typical born-and-raised Southeast Idaho girl. I grew up in Shelley where my mascot was literally the russet potato. Yeah, I think it’s pretty...

Girls, Stop Apologizing

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Sure, I kind of stole the title from Rachel Hollis and her awesome book, but I’ve just gotta tell you something that’s been on my mind! I see this almost every time a picture...