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My name is Naomi.
I am a homemaker and mother of two.
I grew up on the South Pacific island of Papua New Guinea. We lived up in the mountains so I like to say that I am a highland island girl.
The areas where my parents worked as missionaries were very remote. We had fresh food every day and almost all our meals were from scratch out of necessity.
We could get some things like pasta, pasta sauce, and bread that we didn’t have to make ourselves, but only at stores four hours away.
Because the stores were so far away, we would only go shopping once a month or every six weeks so if we ran out of anything we were out unless we made it ourselves.
We did have local food markets in our little town where we could get fresh fruits and vegetables.
I did not appreciate the privilege of having good quality food all year round from these little markets until I left.
You see, I moved to the states to go to college when I was 17 and it was only a couple years later that I became gluten intolerant and also developed the skin condition called rosacea.
I love food and especially bread so it was very hard for me to cut gluten out.
Since I had grown up in a place where good food was at my fingertips, I never stopped to think what good food even was.
Now that I am a homemaker too, trying to figure out how to feed my family good food that actually tastes good and that is not expensive has been quite a struggle.
I have been on a mission to find out how to eat healthy and naturally gluten-free food. What I have learned so far has saved us a lot of money and I believe I am healthier for it.
As I have been researching and looking into all things pertaining to healthy living, I have discovered the possibility of reversing my gluten intolerance and even getting rid of my rosacea!
I’m pretty excited about it and I can’t wait for the day when I can share with you exactly how it can be accomplished! Already, I have seen really good results with my rosacea! Stay tuned for more information on this.
But for now I would love to share with you my gluten-free recipes and all that I am learning about food in this health journey..
Another one of my journeys has been learning how to make a home in a country that I did not grow up in. I was homeschooled in English which has helped tremendously with the transition of moving here, but I still struggle with culture.
Homemaking in the jungle is quite different from here.
I had visited the states a couple of times on furlough with my parents so America Isn’t completely foreign to me.
I am realizing, too, that a lot of the struggles I have are not unique to my situation. Even if you did grow up here, homemaking still has its challenges. There’s so much to do and balance without getting stressed out and overwhelmed especially when you have little children, but none of us are alone on this journey. We have each other and many others.
Virtue seems to answer a lot of my questions. It carries the idea of flourishing with it. Some may see virtue as only pertaining to our character, but I am learning that there are so many other areas that we need to flourish in such as healthy eating. If we are struggling with our diet then it is really hard to flourish.
Virtue also encompasses the idea of goodness. This has been a compass or a guiding light to me in my homemaking journey. I want to create a home that is overflowing with goodness.
So I invite you to journey alongside me as I seek to make a virtuous home, a home where my family can flourish through healthy eating and a home that is beautifully crafted. Come and see what this is all about!
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