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Welcome to Motherhood and Merlot!

Hi there! I’m Joanna.

This blog is all about the rediscovery after motherhoodEach day that I post will be focused on a specific aspect that is a part of my life as a woman and the journey or rediscovering myself since becoming a mom. Join me! There will of course be days about motherhood, parenting, mental and physical health as a mom, the style and beauty that I have discovered since motherhood, and more. All of this, of course, while enjoying as much wine as possible:)

I hope that you all find fun, relaxation and maybe even a diversion while reading this blog, just appreciating the unique journey that we are all on! Please leave comments letting me know what you think or if you would like to read about something in particular and remember to share with your friends.  Thank you!

*Here’s to going with the flow and a great glass of Merlot*

Joanna Clute

about-the-authorWife and Mother of four children: a kindergartener, a preschooler , and a set of twins.


Stay at home mom and a student, working towards my Masters degree as a professional therapist.

Lifestyle/Mommy Blogger

Lover of anything Fashion or Beauty Related (not an expert, although I wish I could say so!)

Hold living a Fit and Healthy Lifestyle of High Importance

Steadfast in my Faith

Wino, Wine Lover…Basically anything about wine has my heart

I am a strong believer in the importance of lifting up and empowering other women and the friendships that form while living life alongside one another! Let’s rediscover ourselves together in this crazy adventure that is womanhood.



  1. Joanna,

    Excellent idea!! You did a wonderful job of assimilating the important information on this first week of blogs. I love the wine segment, the exercise segment, and am looking forward to seeing recipes, food ideas, and possibly cleaning tips to go along with the toothpaste kids!! Good books could be an idea as well as fashion ideas for the older crew (: We all want to look good, but hard to do when you don’t have any fashion sense. Keep writing!!

    • Thank you! I think fashion ideas for more mature women is an excellent idea! I will definitely be doing a post on that in the near future:)

  2. I’m loving this and can’t wait to hear about wine and other healthy aspects of life..

  3. Hi Joanna, it’s Lauren from TwinTestedPinApproved. I am nominating you to be a member of IBA. Check out the information below:

  4. You had me at wine. 🙂

    Lately I’ve been leaning toward Moscato, but I do love a good Merlot ever so often.
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  5. Great blog, Joanna! Happy Holidays! would like to talk to you, could you please shoot me an email? Many thanks!

  6. I found you on facebook and love your website and the name of it. I will be returning!

  7. Hello 🙂 just found you and enjoying looking around! I love the name. I also have 4 kids under 5 (twins in the middle) and also enjoy merlot…….(and motherhood!) I’m trying out this blog thing and just trying to find my feet (or voice). Anyway, am enjoying your blog for inspiration.

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