Hi there! I’m Mandy, a young mother to two young children, a boy, J, and a girl, C, and wife to the love of my life Joe. As my young family has grown I’ve become obsessed with homesteading, healthy eating and living, being an advocated for my son and encouraging other mothers of special needs children.
In the past seven years we’ve had two children, moved four times, renovated an 1890’s victorian duplex while living in it and taught ourselves what little we know of homesteading and what it means to be self-sufficient. It’s been a journey, and sometimes we’ve gone down roads we didn’t even know existed, learning about ourselves in new and challenging ways, but all this time our faith, passion and family has kept up going.
Now in this new chapter of our lives, in a new city, we are looking to find that delicate balance not always easy to strike. That balance of living in a modern world that has the mindset of louder, faster and bigger, while still seeking out and living a life based in simplicity, hard work, self-sufficiency and Catholic values, until we can find that perfect patch of land to call home, and dig in the dirt once again.
I am no expert but I hope you’ll journey with me as I write honestly about my passions, insights, experiences, and skills picked up along the way! It’s going to be touch and go but I hope you’ll enjoy this wacky, beautiful, challenging and incredible journey with us!
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