Are you a busy mom craving more simplicity in your life? Do you wish you had more time with your kids to create memories while teaching them life skills? Would you like to start gardening & homesteading to become more self-sufficient but you don’t even know where to start? How would you like to learn simple ways to store and preserve your food? If you are ready to take control of your life and save money all while keeping things simple, then you are in the right place! In this podcast, you will learn simple natural home hacks, beginning gardening and homesteading skills to create a more meaningful and fulfilling life. If you are ready to take back your time to what really matters most, you are going to want to listen to this podcast! Hey Friend! I am Monica H Baker! I am a Jesus lover, wife, mom of 5 kids, grandma, & nurse!! Many years ago, I was working full-time with young kids at the time and I heard something that CHANGED MY LIFE! I heard that if you compare your values and your time, you would have a clear picture of what is NOT working in your life! I realized that if I was going to put God and family first, I had to stop spending all my time at work. I had to create a plan in order to step into more balance. Together with God and my husband, I created a simplified life plan that allowed me to get out of debt, scale back my career, and still be able to live fruitfully with more purpose and time than ever before and I never looked back! My mission is to help moms simplify, explore sustainable living, begin your homesteading or gardening journey, reduce expenses and live with less stress and more peace! Website: Claimingsimplicity.com Join our Community of Christian Moms https://www.facebook.com/groups/claimingsimplicity/ Email -＞ email@example.com Instagram -＞ https://www.instagram.com/claimingsimplicity/
Monday Sep 12, 2022
Monday Sep 12, 2022
Hey FriendStarting a homestead does not have to cause you anxiety and it should not be stressful! If it is a dream of yours to begin a homestead but you are not living in your ideal place, start right where you are at! It doesn’t matter if you live in an apartment or live on a city lot, you can start learning the skills so that someday when you find your perfect property, you can grow your own food and raise your own livestock, but you will already have some of the skills needed. I hear it all the time that people don’t start because they can’t homestead where they live now, but that is the wrong way to look at it. Homesteading is about a lifestyle and it can start with your mindset! Stop looking at instagram because the people that seem to have it all have most likely been homesteading for many many years, they didn’t just do it all at once. Write down the dreams of how you want your life to be someday and then decide what you could do right where you are at. I am living the life that I wrote about over 20 years ago….but I certainly had no idea how I wasa going to get here at that time. Some of the things you can learn no matter where you are at are some cooking from scratch skills, sewing projects, preserving food, making your own natural cleaners and laundry soap, reading books about things you want to learn. It can be as simple as having something to cook with, so begin there! Maybe someday you want to milk animals to have your own milk to make your own butter, sour cream, yogurt, and cheese. For now, buy milk to learn the skills and then when you have animals, you can learn about how to raise them because you already know how to make the items from the milk! Build upon your skills~I tell people all the time, you can’t do it all at once, so enjoy the journey~it is incredibly rewarding! Maybe you want to learn how to sew or make your own quilts, take a class and learn it! There are so so many things you can do to enrich your life! If you want to learn how to grow herbs and make your own remedies, you don’t need a farm to do that, learn all you can about it from where you are at. If you want to learn how to preserve food, you don’t have to have a garden. I started canning food about 25 years ago when I was working full time with 3 kids under 3 and I didn’t have time or energy for a garden, but I did have friends that always had an abundance and they also taught me to preserve~we didn’t have pinterest or you tube back then (or at least I wasn’t on either of them at that time.) It was all about community and sharing which I think we all need to do more of! I love helping and teaching friends something that I know and I love to learn from them. It is so nice to have like minded friends that have similar values! Some other things you can learn is have to make sourdough, fermenting, and so much more! I think of it as an adventure!!! I truely love teaching these skills to my teens that still live at home and my grandkids. I wan
them to fall in love with this lifestyle and be able to have skills that they can pass on from generation to generation. I want to make an impact and I know that you can do the same! Remember, enjoy the ride, and if something is too overwhelming to you, don’t do it. Do what you love to do so you can live with joy every single day!
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