About the Blog:
Homestead to Heaven was originally created by a starry-eyed girl with big dreams in 2015. This was to be the place where I’d connect with others who had a dream to homestead (ie move to the country and raise our own food), while also raising generous, devout Catholic children with a strong trust in God. I thought I could be all things for all people while making some much needed extra income for my family through my blogging endeavors.
Let’s just say that God’s brought me down a few notches…
So, for now, it serves as a reminder of my dependence on God. Not only do I get to help my children develop a strong trust in God, but I get to develop that virtue in myself as well.
I hope that, in my ramblings, you may find consolation and peace in your own trials and tribulations. Or at least just to know that you’re not alone in your walk with Our Lord.
My name is Nicole Nelson. I’m married to my husband, John, and we have 5 children ages 8, 7, 6, 4, and 1.5 who we will be homeschooling starting the fall of 2018.
Both my husband and I grew up in Catholic homeschooling families. He is the 4th of 12 children and I am the oldest of nine!
We live near my husband’s hometown in Ohio, but I am a Maryland girl at heart! Yes, we do hope to move back there some day.
I like to think deeply, but tend to have trouble conveying my thoughts verbally with accuracy. I’m an introvert, so I need to refuel by having some quiet time to myself. However, the energy of others fuels my energy through a given event until I crash into bed or withdraw into myself once again.