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Homesteading has provided me with a much-needed escape and healing from toxic family life. Through homesteading, I was able to develop healthier and more meaningful relationships with myself and the people around me. As I continued to learn new ways of interacting with others, I slowly gained the strength and courage needed to break free […]

Healing from a Toxic Family: How Homesteading Can Help


toxic family relationships

Coming home from active military service can be difficult, but homesteading may help veterans discover a new purpose. If you’re a veteran who is struggling with transitioning back into civilian life, homesteading may prove to be the perfect solution. Learn more about its potential benefits here! What is Homesteading and Why Should Veterans Consider it […]

Homesteading After Military Service: Discovering a New Purpose

Military Veterans

homesteading and military veterans

Are you looking to start composting but don’t know where to begin? No worries friend, I got you! Composting is a great way for beginners to get started in gardening. It’s an easy and natural way to recycle organic materials like kitchen scraps, grass clippings, leaves, and other yard waste. The compost you make will add […]

Composting made easy- Everything you need to know as a beginner


composting made easy

Homesteading can be a rewarding lifestyle; however, it can also come with many struggles. From financial issues to climate challenges and everything in between, here are four of the most common struggles all homesteaders face – and how to overcome them. Time management Managing your time can be challenging if you’re living a homestead lifestyle. […]

4 Common Struggles All Homesteaders Face and How to Overcome Them


pony covered in snow

Adopting a rescue horse is a unique and rewarding experience. Before you embark on this journey, there are some important things to consider. From researching the right horse for your situation to providing care and training, these ten tips will help prepare you for welcoming a rescue horse into your home before you adopt. Research […]

Preparing for Your Rescue Horse: 10 Things to Know Before You Adopt


Do you find the holiday season draining and overwhelming? Nowadays, every email is saturated with ads and suggestions to buy unnecessary gifts or subliminally tell you that this year’s Christmas presents must be bigger and better than the previous years. You can scroll for hours on Instagram and Pinterest and see multimillion-dollar homes all decked […]

Anxiety Around the Holidays: Celebrate the Way You Want, Guilt Free

Health + Wellness

coping with holiday stress

Winter is coming! It’s time to prepare your homestead for the cold months ahead. Read our tips to help you stay warm and cozy during the long winter nights.

Homestead Winter Preparation- What To Do Before The First Snowfall


Winter prep on the homestead

Many people are looking for ways to live sustainably in today’s world. So, what is “homesteading” and is it right for you and your family?

Is Homesteading Right For You?


green cilantro from the garden

You don’t have to be rich to homestead. Most people who do so are not wealthy by traditional standards. But they’re happy, healthy, and free from debt. Learn more about affording the homestead lifestyle without a ton of money here.

How We Afford to Homestead on a Fixed Income


Slow Living is about slowing down and enjoying life. It’s about making time for what matters most. In this article, we share nine tips on how to slow down and enjoy life again.

Slow Living For Beginners: 9 Ways To Live More Slowly

Simple Living



hey there, I'm jen

You can usually find me with my hands in the dirt or hanging out with my farm animals.  I’m all about telling it like it is, especially regarding my mental health. I believe sharing my journey of overcoming PTSD will help others who have experienced trauma and show that healing is possible.
The homestead lifestyle has been a game-changer for my mental well-being and can be for you too.  So, if you're ready to embrace a simpler lifestyle with purpose and gratitude, you've come to the right place!

Combat Veteran, Wife, and Farm Mama to 50ish spoiled rotten fur babies...