Bethany holding baby Ireland

My name is Bethany, I'm the author behind Maloney Made, I'm a mama of two beautiful girls, and married to my best friend. I started this blog to document our transition to a more meaningful way of life. Trying to remove the noise and chaos of our technologically advanced world, to focus on what's really the most important to us, our family. Slow living is realizing that we live in a fast paced world, and intentionally taking the time to slow things down, and live in the moment.

1 Thessalonians 4:11

Make it your ambition to lead a quiet life, mind your own business, and work with your hands.

Being a mother is the best thing to have happened to me, and I wouldn’t change anything about it. My girls are sweet and spicy, and they know what they want, and lets just say they’ll be fine in life. We have a sweet Golden Retriever named Waffles, she was given to me by my husband for my 30th birthday, and she’s the most lovable and tolerant dog I’ve ever seen. Which is a plus because my youngest is a little firecracker.

The verse above is something very meaningful to me.  I tend to let all the stress and weight of the world sit on my shoulders, even if it’s something I have no control over.  It’s something I don’t enjoy, and when I found that verse, I finally gave myself permission to in a way, ignore the rest of the world, not completely obviously, but a lot.  Carrying the stress of other peoples problems wasn’t good for me, and didn’t in any way make me a better person, so I implemented a change.  I don’t want to miss this time in my kids life, it is so brief, so that’s where my focus is now.

I grew up just outside of Eugene, Oregon, and currently live in Seattle.  Though a lot of the time you can find me back on the family farm in Eugene.  I want my babies to have a safe place to play, and learn.  So we spend a great deal of time there, playing in the dirt!


Ireland and livy sitting in a window seat

Waffles taking a bath in the sink


Picture of little girl playing on daddys chest.Two little girls playing in front of Rattlesnake Lake, Washington


A Beary Pecan Pie

Brown Bear Shaped Pecan Pie

Magic No Knead Bread

Golden loaf of bread in white dutch oven on wood table with white napkin

Apple Cider Donuts

Apple Cider donuts in pile on table.