About | Balancing in High Heels

Hi there!

Balancing in High Heels is a fashion + lifestyle blog written by Ryann Donahoe. This blog is a source for everyday, affordable style, the latest beauty finds and all things lifesyle with a touch on motherhood.


About the Blog 

In 2012 I was a stay at home mom to a sweet little baby girl in a town where I didn't know a soul. Barrett and I moved there for his new job. Being at home all day with a newborn, I found myself reading so many blogs (which were nothing like they are today!) As a little creative outlet I decided to start one of my own! For the first three years it was a place I would post life updates and I'm sure my family was the only one reading it. 

In 2015 before our son was born I started writing more and realized how much I truly loved it. At this time my blog was still a hobby and a place for life updates but they become more frequent. Most of my writings were just saved to a Word Document. Right after finding out I was pregnant with #2, I stumbled across an opportunity on Pregnancy and Newborn Magazine. I spent the next year writing weekly post for the P&N Magazine website. THIS is exactly when I realized this was my passion. 
After Hayes was born I slowly blogged more and more. Mixing in life updates with a few fashion post and the up's and downs of motherhood. In 2018 I decided to take my blog full time and have never looked back! 
For Collaborations, general inquires or just to say HELLO, please contact: balancinginheelsblog@gmail.com 

About Ryann 

Hey ya'll! I'm Ryann. I grew up in a small town in Mississippi. I now live in another small town in Mississippi with my husband Barrett and our four kiddos. We have been married for almost eight years and moved around a good bit for his job. He's a school administrator and high school football coach. He's always on the go! For most of our marriage I've been a stay at home mom- In 2016 when I decided to take my blog full time I became a work from home mom and could not be more thankful for this! With Barrett's crazy schedule, me being home just works best for our family! 

I was the girl (like many of you I'm sure!) who grew up glued to the tv whenever an episode of Laguna Beach or The Hills came on. I had big plans to move to New York or LA and pursue a career in fashion. Then Barrett came along and I threw those plans out of the window! :) 

From the get go we have both been so supportive of each others careers. I'm thrilled that I'm getting to live out BOTH of my dreams- being a stay at home mama to a bunch of babies and having this space that let's me fill my inner "Lauren Conrad" void. I've been able to write for a few amazing magazines and websites and I'm so thankful for that! 

Thanks for stopping by Balancing In High Heels. I'm so happy to share more of my journey with you!