Shalom: wholeness, peace.
Shalom Mama is a resource for families seeking to live more intentionally. It’s a community of like-minded moms and dads who want to simplify their lives and live more naturally.
I write about simple natural living – homemaking, family, health and, well, living. Much of what I share comes from my own personal experience – even the embarrasing stuff. Here, you’ll find practical, step-by-step methods to help you simplify your life and live more naturally.
Hi, I’m Nina. Jesus follower. Love of Hebrew. Wife. Mama of four. School bus dweller. Obsessed with salted caramel sauce, babies and simple natural living.
A few years ago, my husband and I made the decision to get out of debt. I was working a job I hated and was desperate to stay home with my kids. I had no idea how to budget and was quick to buy convenience foods. I was sick a lot, with no diagnosis – just a handful of prescription medications.
And I was done.
Committed to getting out of debt, I researched all of the ways we could slash our expenses. Some were radical, but I didn’t care, I just wanted to stay home with my babies.
Soon, I discovered that the more “green” I became, the more our expenses dropped. And then I learned about all of the health benefits. I was hooked on simplifying and natural living and couldn’t stop spreading the message.
Now, four years later, we’re debt-free, live simply (we live in a school bus!) and my mom affectionately calls us hippies because of our natural living ways. I love simple natural living.
I’ve decided that I’m not going to be a model of mediocrity to my kids. I’m going to live what I believe, rather than merely telling. And, boy, is that easier said than done. But it’s not impossible. It just takes baby steps; putting one foot in front of the other.
I couldn’t be happier.