Townsend House. I have blogged off and
on since 2001, but Townsend House is where I really found my voice, and knew
what I wanted to write about.
different lifestyle than the norm. Figuring out self-sufficiency, or not; trying
to reduce the amount of resources we use, figuring out how to live in a
consumer culture as a producer instead of a consumer, reducing chemical
exposure. It is all there in the past
five years. Being able to find products
that fit in with what we have learned about chemicals has been a challenge, but
it has been a learning process.
Jack was just 6 months old. Things have
two family home into a single family (which is still a work in process!),
started homeschooling, and added another little one to the mix with Lucy.
no place to house them, so Matt built a chicken coop. We processed those chickens two winters ago
and now I am anxious to have new chicks in the spring (we will see if Matt
then started to allow all the junk back in.
Adding a third little one seemed to double all of our belongings, I have
no idea how that happened. Now I am on a
journey to pare everything down again.
years. Realizing that it is up to me to
control my happiness, and at the same time releasing the guilt I felt for not
making everyone else around me happy.
Knowing that I needed to concentrate on myself more, and really take the
time for self-care so that I can be the best wife and mom for my family; setting
up routines, figuring out chore schedules, returning to my love of reading and
in the past five years. I think that is
what I love most about blogging. I
obviously want to be an encouragement to others, and share what I love, but
also it is a way to document life, to know what we have been up to over the
that I have made, and the community that I have through this little online
world. It has been supportive and
informative to me through the years.
this endeavor. It has been so much fun,
and I look forward to continuing well into the future!