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I’m Erin, and do I have plans for you!
If you’re familiar with the Myers-Briggs personality test, I’m an ENFP–the “Inspirer.” ENFPs “live in the world of possibilities, and can become very passionate and excited about things. Their enthusiasm lends them the ability to inspire and motivate others…”
My dream? I want to inspire and motivate you!
The mission of this site is to encourage, educate and empower homemakers to live a grace-filled, natural life.
What is grace-filled, natural living anyway?
Grace-filled living means embracing God’s grace in all aspects of our lives.
Are you a stay-at-home mom who can barely afford it? Go in grace, Mama.
Do you want to feed your family healthy meal but can’t afford organic food? Go in grace, Mama.
Do you secretly feel you aren’t cut out for motherhood? (Pssst: I admitted it publicly!) Guess what? We’ll figure out this motherhood thing together!
Natural living focuses on challenging conventional health and wellness, and, instead, focusing on a holistic approach to living.
And in The Humbled Homemaker community, we look at natural living through the lens of grace. There is no condemnation toward those who take baby steps! I am one of those people!
As wives, moms, and homemakers, we often beat ourselves up over what we aren’t doing well. It’s easy to compare ourselves to others, become frustrated and succumb to guilt.
My hope is that through my blog you will be refreshed with grace—grace from God, grace from other women who have been or are currently still in your life season and grace you choose to give yourself.
Whether it be through learning about simple and natural living, basic homemaking, or motherhood, I hope we can encourage each other along the way and, together, become all God created us to be.
I created of this humbled corner of the blogosphere back in 2011. I have a tendency to start and quit hobbies. I did it with knitting, scrapbooking, sewing…
But blogging? Much to my husband’s surprise, I’ve stuck with it. And the only explanation I can muster is that writing is that one fiery passion I just cannot quiet.
I’m wife to Will and mommy to three beautiful redheaded girls, born in 2008, 2010 and 2012. I’m first and foremost a follower of Jesus. I’m also a writer, lifelong dreamer and “recovering” overwhelmed homemaker. (Recovering, as in–I still don’t and never will “have it all together,” but now I’m OK with that. Let’s just say: I’ve relaxed–and you can, too!)
How did I become a humbled homemaker? And just what is grace-filled, natural living?
“God opposes the proud but gives grace to the humble.” ~James 4:6
As a wife and mother, do you ever look at others around you and think: “How in the world do they have it all together, when I feel like I can barely keep my head above water?”
You’re not alone…because that’s me!
My life is FAR from perfect.
More often than not you’ll find my sink (and counters) piled high with dirty dishes.
As the mom of a preschooler and two toddlers, you’ll find me asking: “Is that brown spot on the carpet chocolate…or poop?”
And I’ve learned that if you run a 1/2 cup of white vinegar through the rinse cycle, it will remove the stench out of the load of laundry you let sit in the washing machine and sour…again.
Sometimes I even feel like I’m not cut out for motherhood.
Three years later? I’ve learned I will never, ever be perfect. And that’s OK. I’m not depressed or anxious anymore.
I’ve given my desires to the Lord to help me somehow figure this whole homemaking thing out, and I hope real, less-than-perfect wives and mothers like myself will join me on this journey. I hope that through my blog, we will laugh, learn and be inspired together.
In fact, the mission of this blog is to encourage, educate and empower women to live a grace-filled, natural life.