So much of life is worthy of a “Rawr.” A rawr can mean you’re hungry, or hurt. It can be a rawr of excitement or adventure. A Rawr can replace some four letter words in choice moments. A Rawr can even set someone straight with a dose of advice. In celebration of All Things Rawr, the Rawr Gals are compiling stories, photos, thoughts, opinions, recipes, answers and anything that deserves a “rawr.” Follow our blog for your daily dose of rawr.

ABOUT our contributors


You may know me, you may have seen me. Chances are I blended into the background in neutral colored clothes and only a curly mane to call me out. I live with Raul, my rainbow Bear and our pack of fur-babies. We seek adventure in our daily lives, balancing the quest for adventure with a need for creative outlets and opportunities.

I’m here trying to make sense of this world, of the connections and power it has to shape my path. I am a maven, a collector of useful (and sometimes not useful) information, tools and perspectives. I used to be scared of everything, but having been to hell and back on earth, I’m not so afraid anymore. Here I am to share what I can, useful or not.

You’ll soon meet my Moo. Yup, Moo. I think her spirit animal is a pig. We’re a good fit.


Hi, my name is Kodi, aka Mama Rex (*Hi, Kodi!!!*). I’m a 29 year old Stay-@-home-Mom (with 30 less than a month away!!!) to 2 Little Rawrasauruses. James will be 5 in July & the RAWR is definitely strong with that one!!! Ryan just turned 2 months & even though he is more of a “rawr-with-a-lowercase-r” type of Guy, it’s still pretty strong with him as well. They keep me on my toes & help me remember to keep my head in the clouds.

I’m originally a Kansas Sunflower that was plucked & transplanted to Eastern Washington, then to the S.F. Bay Area, California & finally replanted in NW Louisiana.

I met my Hubs in CA February 2002, started dating @ the end-ish of 2004, got engaged October 2005, moved to Louisiana February 2006, had James July 2007, got Married October 2009 (oops, was something backward there???) & had Ryan February 2012.

I enjoy being @ Home with my 3 Guys. Hubs & I are pretty boring people with the most excitement we see being dinner out with just us & Ryan while James hangs with Grandma (Hub’s mom). We like to travel a lot & usually do one big trip every year & @ least one or two smaller excursions.

We lead a pretty awesome Life. Louisiana has proved to be the best thing we could have done for ourselves. NO WAY we would have been able to buy a house, have 2 Kids & have me be able to stay home with them if we were still in CA. People sometimes look @ us sideways down here though. Hubs is a White Boy that wears bandanas, backwards hats, stunna shades, baggy jeans & wife-beaters & listens to Country, Rock & Rap. White Boys just aren’t like that down here for the most part. I have Atomic Pink on the tips of my hair & my nose pierced. Oh, yeah……. We’re also both tattooed freaks. 😉



I’m just an Alaskan girl that couldn’t stand the thought of leaving. Adventures have taken me around the country and the world, and yet I find myself back in the frozen north with my husband and 2 boys. I spend my days working from home, playing with my boys, and trying to get out into this beautiful place as often as I can! In the evenings I channel my inner bad ass for my roller derby team, the Denali Destroyer Dolls, for whom I am Shove & Tell.

I am a lot of things, too many to fit into a paragraph. In fact, I’m not entirely sure I’ve figured out who I am and what I’m doing. The one thing I do know is that life is an adventure and I am jumping in with both feet. I have no idea where I will end up, but I sure as heck am going to enjoy the ride.

Hugs and Shoves-


“I love to see a young girl go out and grab the world by the lapels. Life’s a bitch. You’ve got to go out and kick ass.”  -Dr. Maya Angelou

I’m a Southern girl, at least by circumstance. I grew up like a gypsy, living in almost every small town that had oil. My dad was a seismic observer during the boom through the early 90’s and had dragged us halfway around the country before landing us in Midland, TX when my older brother hit high school age. The week I graduated, I moved as far away from Texas as I could, after 7 years of feeling like a welcomed outsider, to WA State where I reside with my husband and elderly chihuahua, Peanut. That was almost 15 years ago, and I still only miss my granny, a handful of good friends, the most beautiful sunsets, and of course good Mexican food.

I’ve been running a business from home with my husband for the past 5 years, creating websites for small companies. If you’ve ever done something like this, you’ll know that every day has a RAWR moment – handling clients, software updates, the constant learning curve, countless unbillable hours, the printer that’s always out of ink, holding back from killng your spouse, the list goes on & on. Right now I’m in a transition period with the hubbie going off to work at a professional firm, and me left with the freedom to keep our business going, or to change courses completely. Only time will tell which road I’ll take…

Although I enjoy my life for the most part, some days I just want to unplug from it all and learn how to farm (or escape to the Caribbean and sell jewelry on the beach!). I’ve been shifting my focus to my own wellness, which for me means meditation, yoga, exercise, nature, healthy food (including gluten free), and quality time with loved ones. I think we can find balance in this chaotic world we live in. We can enjoy our modern lifestyle and still be in touch with our natural insticnts. We’re each here to find our own inner RAWR, and to learn how to embrace it.


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