A Blog for Women Who Strengthen Hearts at Home.
At Create a Nourishing Life at Home,
we focus on nourishing your heart, mind, and body
so you can strengthen hearts in your home.
Life Is A Journey, Not A Destination
Think of it.
Shaping young hearts and nurturing mature souls and minds are monumental tasks. Heck. If it was easy, everyone would do it. I know you’re committed to your decision to make your home a nourishing place for your family. But, you struggle with feeling undervalued as a one who keeps the home. Most days, you don’t even think about it. But, when someone asks, “What do you do?” You feel defensive. You question your value.
You think, what don’t I do?
You know what you do. You’re busy nurturing young hearts and minds. It’s never-ending.
But, the question leaves doubt in your mind: Maybe you’re not doing enough? You question whether you’re enough? So you get busy doing things.
The house will be Martha Stewart clean. I’ll make each meal from scratch. I’ll volunteer at the kids’ schools. Heck! Forget that! I’ll homeschool. No. I’ll start a homeschool co-op. And lead a women’s Bible study. And grow a garden. And start a home business…
…Then crash hard, exhausted from proving to the world that you’re enough.
Hold On, Sister! You Are Enough
You enter new territory every day.
You’re on call 24/7.
You don’t leave your “work” to go home at the end of the day.
You’re shaping the next generation.
Life Is a Marathon, Not a Sprint
It takes strength and stamina to create a nourishing life at home for the ones you love. Your heart, mind, and body run dry without regular refilling.
After more than 2 decades of raising sons at home, I’ve gleaned a few insights I will share with you on the blog. Meanwhile, I am sincere when I tell you…
I believe your heart craves encouragement and understanding. You need to know you’re not alone.
You’re restless. Your mind wants stimulation and challenge.
You’re tired. Your body needs fuel for the journey because motherhood is a marathon, not a sprint.
At Create a Nourishing Life at Home, we focus on nourishing your heart, mind, and body so you can strengthen hearts in your home.
Once Upon a Time, I Was a Corporate Mom
The Unexpected Happened
What I didn’t know (or expect) when we moved was that I was leaving behind a community of moms who valued being home. While I was home-educating our sons in our new small town, most of the moms were away all day at work.
As sure as I am that being home is where I’m called to be, I felt insignificant saying, “I’m a mom” when someone asked me the dreaded question: “What do you do?”
I didn’t have a title or a paycheck I could stand under and say, “See! I do this.”
It’s a lonely feeling, isn’t it?
Maybe you’re living your dream to be a stay-at-home mom. It’s all you ever wanted. But that what-do-you-do question leaves you feeling small.
Hold on Sister! You Matter
- your Mom Assignment is daunting
- you’re not wasting your education by staying home
- you’re changing the world, one heart at a time.
And, You, my friend, need encouragement to keep going.
Refill. Refresh. Restore.
It is hard, if not impossible, to be a reservoir of love, understanding, and wisdom for others when you’re own well is dry. So let’s get started with nourishing YOU so you can continue nourishing others.
Refill Your Heart’s Well When It’s Poured Out
This life we’ve chosen is hard.
Let’s build-up one another.
Let’s start right here with The Dare to Capture Joy 7-Day Series. You will be inspired to choose joy every day.
Sign up now to fill your heart with joy
Refresh Your Mind When It’s Tired or Restless
I hope I’m not the only one whose mind gets tired and restless. (Two things that shouldn’t go together, but do. Nothing at all like chocolate and peanut butter…)
Reading (hello, introvert?) is a fantastic way to rest your mind and tame its restlessness. So brace yourself for learning about some amazing books. (eh hum. I want to hear about yours, too.)
Refreshing your mind can also come through quiet, a hike, a day in the garden, a break in the routine, playing around with a new craft or hobby. We’ll talk about this on the blog.
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Restore Your Energy When It’s Depleted
How we care for our physical body does affect our mood.
Dr. Izabella Wentz’s The Thyroid Secret,
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Global Stress Summit
Essential Oil Revolution (Dr. Eric Zielinski)
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The Road That Led Me Here
This is Not Mayberry RFD and Martha Stewart Doesn’t Live Here
If you were standing in a train station for moms only and you spied a destination sign that read:
you’d see ME standing under it.
You see, I grew up a “latch-key kid’ by a single mom in urban California, during the ’70s feminist and “liberation” movement.
Becoming a stay-at-home mom never entered my mind.
- I knew I’d go to college (so I’d have financial security) and
- I’d have a career (for financial security) and
- I wouldn’t marry (because obviously, that doesn’t work)
- nor have children (because they’d be home alone or I’d have to a get sitter.)
Make Plans and God Laughs
I was going to live the single life, foot-loose-and-fancy-free.
I completed college (where I met the man I’ve been married to for 28 years), and I did have a career in Silicon Valley. But, the intense, fast-paced life of tech marketing lost its luster after son #1 was born.
My heart split.
I wanted to be the one to see him take his first step and eat his first Cheerio; to clean his scraped knee and read stories to him in all the voices.
My husband and I spent two years eliminating debt to bring me home for good. We’ve made many sacrifices along the way to make it work all these years. So I know you can do it too if that’s your desire. I’m here to cheer you on.
Grab Hold of Joy Right Now
When I was struggling with feelings of isolation and insignificance, I created for myself this Joy Manifesto. I want to share it with you. Please download your free PDF.
Print it and post it where you can see it to remind yourself joy is yours.
No one can take it from you. (Unless you let them.)
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