Friday, February 5, 2010

Blizzard Bloghop

I'm participating in the "Blizzard Bloghop" this weekend. This is a great way to meet fellow bloggers and introduce yourself to them. So, if you're interested in a one-stop-shop for a variety of blogs, then check out this blog for information on the Blizzard Bloghop!

Hi, I'm Janice. I am wife to Shawn and Momma to Sam, Sarah, and Andrew. Shawn and I have been married for 6-1/2 years. Sam is 4 years old, Sarah is 3, and Andrew is 14 months.

I only recently started this blog last fall. I created it to cover all dimensions of my life as a stay-at-home-mom. So far this blog has focused on:

Homesteading: At the time that I started this blog, we were shopping around for a homestead property. We've now been living on our dream property for about 7 weeks. We now live on 30 acres with an orchard, pond, two springs, garden, and barn/chicken coop.

Housekeeping: We try to live a simple lifestyle and part of that means that I make many of our family's cleaning products and personal care products. I share those non-food recipes that have worked well for me.

Cooking: We are transitioning into a more nourishing, more traditional, whole foods diet. I share the food successes and failures that come about while making this transition.

In the future, I see more blog posts about our first experiences on this homestead...planting our first garden here, our first harvest from our orchard, Shawn hunting on our property, our first batch of chickens this spring. I'm sure there will be many learning experiences to come!

I also see more posts about food-related topics. I'd like to get into culturing dairy, sprouting beans, soaking grains, and fermenting vegetables at some point this year and blog about those experiences.

I think there will be more posts concerning homeschooling. Of course we've been teaching the children since they've been born, but we are about to begin formally homeschooling this next year.

So, basically, this blog is my attempt to help others learn from my mistakes in SAHMville. My hope is that maybe by reading my posts, someone else can save time by bypassing an idea that's been an obvious failure for me and move on to an idea that I've had great success with.

I hope you'll take some time to look around see the overwhelming, adventurous, absolutely wonderful life that is SAHMville!


  1. Hi, I am visiting from the blog hop. I love the title of your blog. I am also a sahm and every day I learn from my mistakes. I look forward to reading your blog because I am always trying to learn from other mamas. Thank you

  2. Your dream property sounds wonderful! It sounds like you're going to have many wonderful experiences. I'm your newest follower!

  3. WOW what an interesting life homesteading! Looking forward to hearing more about your life :)

  4. Wow. Making your own cleaning and personal products is amazing. I look forward to hearing more about that.

    Happy Bloghopping!

  5. I love that you homestead. That is our dream as well. It's wonderful to "meet" you!

  6. Hi Janice, I just signed up. Thanks for sharing this with me! I really love learning from you and all the other ladies out there. Thanks again~!

  7. Nice to meet you! Stopping by from the blog hop!

  8. Hey fellow homesteader and home schooler! We're right there with you!

  9. Hi Janice. I'm here from the blog hop. Nice to meet you!! I tried SAHMing but only lasted a few months. Hats off to you and the other SAHM gals.

  10. Hi Janice, it's great to meet you. I'm looking forward to getting to know you!

  11. Hi from Bloghop. It's nice to meet you Janice.