Hi there! I’m Amanda Nelson, I’m married to my high school sweetheart Danny and I’m the mom to four beautiful children (S, E, Mr. Beren, and Snicklefritz). I’m a child of God, and passionate about glorifying God through our family life. All I have and all I am is thanks to my Creator and Redeemer.

I love the color yellow. My favorite season is fall. I love rainstorms, but not thunder. I love coffee and cheesecake.

I am a homeschool mom, but my children teach me just as much about living as I teach them. I’m trying to treasure every moment. We go on a new adventure in the upstate of South Carolina almost daily, and recently I discovered a secret weapon to help me have adventures and live every moment to its fullest — Plexus.  I wrote more about that discovery on a post called “My Secret Weapon”

Why 2 More Talents?

About six years ago when S & E were just toddlers an idea was born during a sermon on Matthew 25:14-30.  

I encourage you to read this parable, but the basic lesson that I gleaned from this parable is that God is pleased when we share the gifts He gives us.

It is my desire to share at least one thing I’m thankful for each day. I want to spread hope and joy even if its by sharing my simple everyday musings. It is my hope that by sharing my joy in the ordinary that I will encourage an interactive community. I’ll leave you with my favorite verse, it’s a verse filled with hope and a promise of newness even in an ordinary land.

Latest Posts...

Black Beauty & Foster Care

The other day I finished reading Black Beauty to the kids, and I cried hard. It wasn’t a pretty cry with little tears running down my cheeks. Nope it was a full on UGLY cry. If you’re not familiar with this story it’s the tale written in 1877 by English author Anna Sewell.  In the… Continue Reading

Childhood Dreams

When you were younger, did you ever get asked “What do you want to be when you grow up?” Or are you guilty of asking this question? When I was younger I had three distinct things I wanted to do when I grew up. Now that I’m 30+  I realize I didn’t accomplish any of… Continue Reading

Straw Jewelry

I’ve been slowly working with Mr. Beren and Snicklefritz through a book called Engage. This E book is by Jamie Reimer, and I just love how Jamie reminds us of the simple things in life. Her website, Hands On As We Grow, is a wonderful compilation of simple, fun, and engaging activities. Mr. Beren and… Continue Reading

Time Maps

A while ago I had the privilege of teaching a community college. I loved this job because I had the opportunity to talk to adults about subjects that I needed to know more about like Time Maps. I’m so thankful for my Time Map because it is a simple way to make sure that I’m… Continue Reading

My Secret Weapon

My Secret Weapon

A couple of months ago I was very unhealthy and even blacked out a couple of times. I needed daily naps and was not the mom I always thought I would be. Then I was introduced to a healthy tool, and everything has changed. Continue Reading