Meet the Hershey’s

Who am I? How did I start Simply Give? Why did I start Simply Give?

I wanted to tell you a little bit about us. We are the Hershberger’s but I always call us “The Hershey’s.”

My husband and I will be together 15 years {married 6 1/2 years} in January. It is seriously crazy how fast time flies. I feel like we just started dating in high school and here we are… all this time later, married with 4 kids.

I am a wife. I am a stay at home mom. I LOVE coffee. And donuts. And Jesus. I probably should’ve mentioned that first. HA! I really love being a wife and mom. Although this little army that we created sometimes drives me completely coo coo. Of course I wouldn’t trade it. I am one of eight siblings. Yes, you heard that right…EIGHT! I love my big family. I love to bargain shop. I love Target. I love going on dates with my husband. I also love when my kids sleep all night…..which rarely happens….which is why I am crazy. {wink}

I started Simply Give because I have a passion for people. I have always loved helping people. One day I was sitting at home, in my sweats, makeup-less, chugging some coffee while I was surrounded by my cute baby and toddler, thinking to myself…..”What can I do to help people while staying at home with my kids?” and that is when the idea of Simply Give came upon me. I thought I’d start a blog to inspire others to give. But me, a mom….a mom that only knows how to use Facebook. How was I going to start a blog? I decided just to jump right in, and started one on a blogspot. Thank the Lord I have gotten a tad better and thanks to Harrison Whittaker for designing this blog for me! I was trying to come up with a catchy name. I wanted something simple and about giving. I put two and two together and decided to call it SIMPLY GIVE.

I thought I would start blogging about random acts of kindness, and then I realized that EVERYTHING we do in life comes down to giving. We give to God, our spouse, our kids, our family and friends….even random strangers. Simply Give in a nut shell is just about giving generously in every area of your life. To everyone in your life. On this blog, and my social media pages, if you are looking for perfection, you won’t find it. If you are looking for inspiration, hopefully you will. At the end of the day, I am a busy wife and mom of four that is on a mission to inspire others to give. My pictures are not always picture perfect, my post might have a typo…mainly because I may have a kid on my hip and be in the middle of getting the kids lunch. My vlogs are literally in my basement, the only place I can “hide out”.

My hubby, Shawn, is a sweetheart. He is one of the most selfless men I know. He doesn’t just tell me he loves me, he shows me on a daily basis. Im not saying that for show….you can ask anyone who knows him. He is a gem. My oldest son Hunter {age 6} has kept me on my toes since he was born. He is full of energy. He likes to say things that embarrass me. He is a stinker but has the cutest dimples in the world that melt my heart. Carter {age 4} has the sweetest spirit about him. He likes to obey the rules, but sometimes likes to  be sneaky about things. He is always asking me questions about God and is a spiritual little boy. He has a heart of gold. Capri {age 2} is as spunky as they come. She is the perfect balance between being girly and a tomboy. She will not keep bows in her hair, which bums me out because I am a girly girl. She is so sweet and little Miss Personality. Last but not least, is my little Cruz {11 months} . He is so laid back and is obsessed with his Dad, Papa and Mickey Mouse. He is the worst sleeper…EVER! But such a little lover boy!

Now…You can say you have officially met the Hershey’s.

Here is a small glimpse of us….. Thankful for a very patient photographer!

Thank you for your love and support on this crazy journey of motherhood and Simply Give! 

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Pictures by Hollie Marie Photography

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