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.
Healer. Wellness advocate. Thriving in a bus with 4 kids. I love Jesus, simple natural living, coffee, and Shetland ponies.
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.
And I want to help you do the same.
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