Do you dream of getting off the grid, but the thought of safety, provision, and laws stop you? How about the thought of having babies off grid and raising them there? That might be more frightening than considering if you can grow your own food and provide your own power.
Or maybe you are well on your way to being off grid (or otherwise homesteading) and you found out you’re pregnant?
In either scenario, one thing is for sure: if living the off grid and homestead lifestyle is hard, starting a young family in this environment can be insanely hard. But it doesn’t have to be.
I’ve had the privilege in my life to live in multiple off grid scenarios around the world. Some of them as modern as my current homestead, and some of them as primitive as you could imagine–like living in mud houses and hunting with handmade spears. Really.
If there is one thing I’ve learned, it’s that you can’t just give-up because kids make it harder; but you can learn to embrace the journey and thrive in the midst of it.
Millions of mothers have raised children off the grid throughout time and across the globe–many of them doing it today. If your dream includes living off the land and having children, then rest assured you can do it too.
I would never suggest going into the off grid lifestyle without some research and talking with others who have been there before you whenever possible.
That’s why I wrote Raising Young Children On The Homestead–A Young Mother’s Guide To The Early Years. In it are six main sections that take you through preparations beginning during your pregnancy, continuing through toddler safety, and ending with what to anticipate with preschoolers–all specific to the homestead and off grid lifestyle.
Any woman nervous of having a baby on the homestead needs to read this to help ease her nerves and gain a plan for conquering early motherhood like a boss.
Are you pregnant, but excited for the challenge? Good–you will use this to solidify your plans for success.
Already have young children on your homestead, but ready to pull your hair out and give up? Don’t do it! Read this first. Your self-sufficient chores can get done, and your children can be exceedingly happy living this lifestyle at your side. I promise! All you need is a plan, and a friend to walk you through this. Let me be that friend.
When you get Raising Young Children On The Homestead, you’ll get instant access to six sections, plus the opportunity to register your book for more resources, updates, and patterns for DIY tutorials.
Section 1: Congratulations
Section 1 is all about preparing for baby during pregnancy. What should you be preparing and how do you do it?
Prepare now, and when baby finally gets here, you’ll be the one homesteader who can really take a break and just take time to bond.
Section 2: Postpartum
Section 2 divides postpartum needs (specific to mother) from the newborn needs (specific to baby). You’ll get the basics of what you should be physically prepared for, and how your physical changes will affect your homestead abilities–but not to worry, because you’ve already prepared for these.
You’ll also get some tutorials for how to provide some of your own unique needs during this time of recovery. When you register your copy, you’ll receive all the patterns needed for these DIY projects and you can have them done ahead of time.
Section 3: Newborn
Pulling out the specific needs of your newborn, I’ll tell you why baby really doesn’t need all that much–and how to obtain or prepare yourself all the essentials.
Section 4: Infancy
The first year is often the most exhausting for a homestead mother. Not only are you trying to take care of all the animals and grow most of the food your family will need to eat all year long, but now you’ve got a baby in the picture that wants and needs all of your time. This is the time so many new mothers just want to throw in the towel and get back on the grid.
Read this section before you do!
I’ll tell you how to change your garden plan–not that tiny one you grow for fun, but that very large one that provides most or all of the produce your family eats.
I’ll tell you how to change your harvest plan–how to plan for it now, and tips and tricks to get through it.
And since you’re a hardworking homestead mom whose self-sufficiency is directly related to how much time you don’t take off, I’ll share with you the sleep program I’ve used with all my babies to get them sleeping long, restful nights from the earliest of ages. (I’ve had some babies that slept full nights in their second month.) Who doesn’t need sleep?
We’re also talking about what to buy and what not to; and what to make yourself and how to do it.
I’m sharing links to must-have resources, and tutorials (with color pictures) for those things you’ll do yourself.
Section 5: Toddlerhood
If the first year of infancy left you tired from sleepless nights and long days, toddlerhood will leave you absolutely exhausted in a whole new way. Mothers are natural nurturers, and with nurturing a toddler comes at least some sense of fear for their safety–and a homestead sheds a whole new light on safety issues for these little guys.
What do you need to keep them safe?
What’s a waste of time and money?
How do you incorporate them into the daily homestead chores?
And when the time comes, how will you potty-train them off grid style?
It’s all in here. I’ve had calmer, more responsible toddlers, and I’ve had those with absolutely no fear. I’m sharing my secrets of both with you.
Section 6: What’s Next?
When you’re done thriving your way through toddlerhood, you may ponder what the preschool and kindergarten years will look like for your little one. There will be more opportunities to learn, and more opportunities to help and grow.
I’m giving you some resources when you get here to explore further, with just a touch of advice.
Is That All?
If after getting through toddlerhood and looking at what’s next you’ve got your fill, then this can be it. But if you’re looking for more ways to thrive during this time and more ways to get intimately involved with tying your family rearing to homesteading, then all you need to do is register your copy with the easy instructions inside your book.
You’ll get all the patterns mentioned in the book sent right to your inbox to print off and begin using right away. After that you’ll get updates and even more information, tips, and handouts as I take you through various topics in more detail.
Are You Ready For Your Copy?
Raising Young Children On The Homestead is available for sale for $14.95.
I can’t wait to share with you encouragement and how-to’s to get you through this challenging time in your life, and be that friend to cheer you on and let you know, you can do this.
Celebrate the young mother in your life by giving her her own copy of encouragement.