Meet the Woman With Five Under 5 at 24 Years Old
I have to admit that I'm fascinated by mothers with five children.
I have four and go back and forth constantly about adding a fifth to our family. I just can't decide, and honestly, my husband and I feel pretty overwhelmed balancing work and the kids right now.
But all of the moms of five that I see out there in Internet world seem to be pulling it off with ease, grace, and beauty — kind of like Emily Meyers of The Freckled Fox.
Emily Meyers is (obviously) a mom of five kids and a beauty blogger. I started following Emily simply because I admired her beautiful family of five children and eventually became fascinated by her story. At only 24 years old, she has brought five kids into this world, somehow looks like a beautiful supermodel with magical red hair, and manages to run a successful website and hit the gym regularly. Without a babysitter.
Oh, and she does hair tutorials like this:
You guys, I can't even put my hair in a ponytail. No joke.
Even though I was a bit in awe of how Emily seemed to pull everything off, my awe quickly turned into even deeper admiration when Emily revealed that her husband, Martin, was diagnosed with aggressive stage IV melanoma.
“It feels like this is all someone else's bad dream, but we're trying hard to be positive, and keeping things as ‘normal' as possible right now makes us the happiest,” Emily wrote in an update on Instagram.
The couple opted to receive treatment in Mexico initially and has been posting updates of their journey on their YouTube page. Somehow, in the mix of dealing with cancer, Emily and her husband have moved into a new house and are renovating it, and currently, Martin is back in Mexico for more treatments while Emily is home alone with their five children.
My heart just breaks for this couple, who is going through so much, and I know I'm not alone in having this beautiful family in my thoughts.