About Mattie



IMG_6558Hi! I’m Mattie. Happy wife & mom,  follower of Jesus and lover of sarcasm. 

I started Growing The Givens in January of 2016 as a way to pass on all of the things I learned through a really tough year. In 2015, my husband Eric and I lost our house (to a natural disaster), our first baby (at 20 weeks) and a job (to a rough economy). It was a year of great learning in my marriage and in trusting in God’s provision in my life. Due to those experiences, I focus a lot on faith and finding joy in all things. Achieving great goals, building relationships and general lifestyle fun are all passions of mine and I would love you to grow in all of those ways right alongside me!


IMG_2902My husband and I met in pre-school Sunday School and our parents saw to it that we stayed close as we grew up. We started dating in high school and never looked back. Eric and I were married in June of 2013 and I am thankful for the love and leadership that he brings to our family of two.

I am a Baylor grad and my husband played baseball for TCU, so football season is a little tense at our house! We love sports, our dog Sadie (a cockapoo that I will share pictures of frequently), and our families. In December 2016 we welcomed our daughter Kinsley Ann into the world and we are having a blast learning to parent her at every phase.

When I am not working in my day job, I like to write, read and go for walks and bike rides around our Houston neighborhood.


I hope you find the words in the blog helpful and encouraging! I love connecting with readers so feel free to send me an email!  If you want to connect with less commitment – follow me on Instagram!