hello! i’m Amy
Wife, mama, herbalist
I was born and raised in Virginia, and I couldn’t imagine a better place to live than among the great Blue Ridge Mountains. I can remember a time when living anywhere but the small farm town I grew up in was unacceptable. But now, I often wonder why I waited so long to move to such a quiet place as this. Seeing hills and mountainsides blanketed with fields and cattle has never been so beautiful. Farm life and mountain life truly do suit each other well here.
I am an author, blogger, podcaster, motivational speaker, and photographer with over a decades worth of experience in the media industry. From newspapers and magazines, to websites and blogs—you could say I was built to be “social”.
But in 2010, when my son was diagnosed with childhood asthma, I realized that life needed to change. We weren’t eating very healthy, or living very healthy in general. And suddenly, we had a growing homestead right in our backyard. Our health journey turned into a homesteading journey, and honestly, I wouldn’t have it any other way.
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get to know me
Some things you may not have known about me…
- I am the mama to two amazing boys. One of which I had to wait 9 years for (after our first. We suffered through secondary infertility, but after a strict ketogenic diet, I found myself unexpectedly pregnant!
- I believe in second chances, grace, and that broken people make the biggest impacts in the world when they share their stories. I believe that while you may claim to live a simple life, you, in fact, have to choose to live a simple life in the everyday moments.
- I am the Founder of the Homesteaders of America organization and annual conferences. We teach people how to homestead, how to learn self-sufficiency skills, and how to find peace through it all.