The Beginning

Hi! My name is Jenni and I’m a crunchy mama, wife, creative, and lover of learning. While learning more about myself and trying to find myself, I’ve learned that I care deeply about my environment and enjoy trying to be more natural in my approach to things whether that be in the kitchen cooking, beauty supplies, parenting techniques, or just cultivating a happy home. 

My journey began, like so many other mamas, while I was pregnant with my first baby. As an expecting mama, we want to learn everything we can and do the best we can for our baby. There are so many different choices and ways to do things out there that it can be overwhelming OR if you are like me, exhilarating. I never knew this about myself prior, but I love to research. I love to read and learn and will research a topic to death. Before I even got pregnant, I was sure I wanted a homebirth under the care of a midwife. My husband originally took some convincing, but then was completely onboard once he understood midwives are still medically trained and are qualified birth professionals, despite what the rest of society would like you to believe. 

Once I had hired a midwife, I became more aware of the natural side of life that I had never heard of before. I quickly and happily fell down the rabbit hole. With each decision and each step to lead a more natural life, I found myself more joyful and started to realize that this was a part of me I never knew existed. I found pride in making my own bread, trying to use less plastic, being aware of the toxins around me and making my own products instead, and relying less on convenience and more on healthy choices. 

I’ve learned a lot from other bloggers and people on Facebook groups that are so willing to share what they have learned in their own journey. I had wanted to start a blog for a long time to help expand my reach to educate and help others on their journey but I always felt like I didn’t know enough or wasn’t qualified enough or that someone else probably already had a blog about it. But, the thought of starting my own blog has continued to call to me and that passion to share and create as grown and well, gosh dang it, I am giving in. I am letting go of my insecurities and am just going to write and document my journey. Sure, it’ll be messy and imperfect but that’s life, right? This is my beginning, and I figure while I continue on my natural journey, I want to share with others that they can do it too because living naturally can be simple: hence, Simple Natural Living. 

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