Welcome to Our Midwestern Life, literally, this blog is about our life. 

A little about us:

My husband and I have been happily married for almost 11 years and have been blessed with 3 beautiful children. 

Update (May 2016): I am finishing my Holistic Nutritionist certification and will soon be launching my holistic nutrition practice! Stay tuned and you’ll be hearing my full story about how I’ve healed myself soon! In the mean time, I’ll keep posting about our natural lifestyle and healthy recipes!

We are natural people, naturally. Haha, get it? We love camping, hiking, backpacking, kayaking, whitewater rafting, mountain biking, etc. I think you get the picture. Since college I have been interested in eating healthy and natural foods. Now that we have 3 kids I am more into it than ever. I feel like it is my job to keep their bodies pure. And I feel like the only way to really know what we are consuming is to make it ourselves. 

We’re into homesteading, but not quite the experts! We are new to chicken ownership (Update: We’ve been chicken owners for 3 years now). We have the largest garden we’ve ever had and plan on starting a mini orchard soon. We are constantly learning about self sufficiency. 

I cook almost entirely from scratch and try to buy as much local food and products as possible. We also grow as much as we can. Venison is our main source of meat. (Update: My husband and kids still eat some venison, but I discovered in 2015 I have an allergy to red meat or all mammal meat. It’s called Alpha-gal and it’s a huge pain in the rear. My family can’t even cook meat in our house, which has lead us all to eat an almost entirely vegetarian diet, with the occasional chicken or fish.) We also raise and butcher chickens, harvest walnuts, and can fresh apples from our uncle’s trees.

We, as a family, are always learning and growing, discovering and exploring, traveling and experiencing. This blog is just a tidbit of our journey.

I hope you stay tuned as I document Our Midwestern Life. There will be lots to come, I promise.