Hi there, My name is Marinda and I am a work from home (or wherever I am, haha) Appalachian Mountain Momma who is either going thissaway or thataway, dabbling in all sorts of things at any given time. Thanks for visiting my page and learning more about me!
No one day is ever the same in my life, which can be challenging at times since I am one who likes structure. It is also freeing in that I can flow with what the day brings and am able to prioritize what is most important at any given time.
Those who know me will say I am passionate about everything I do. I love inspiring and encouraging others, as well as, sharing God and His love with others.
Some call me a “Jill of all Trades”, but that phrase has never settled well with me. I do a variety of things because I enjoy the diversity and have learned to be resourceful in life. Some of the trade names I’ve been given include gardener, visionary, chicken momma, entrepreneur, property manager, Child Life Specialist, egg seller, Airbnb Superhost, fixer upper, Jesus and Me teacher, piggy parent, and many more, but that’s all I can come up with for now, haha.
My husband Aaron and I own what I call a small “patch.” A 2.5 acre homestead/urban farm called ‘Glory Be Mini Farm’ in Nashville, TN. I love being in God’s nature and sharing my way of life with others. Our homestead provides some nutritious foods for us, space to make memories, and teaching opportunities for my son and others who come by for a visit.
Our society creates a pull for our time, attention, and constant activity. There is also a common tendency to push moving faster and doing more, which is something I excel at. However, over time, I realized that is not the best way to live for myself or my family. So, now I strive to notice what is holding my attention and then make sure to re-prioritize, God first, family second, and the rest third. I have also learned that I can do great things slowly and do not have to win a race in this life going 90 miles a minute! My younger self would have her mouth open looking at my older self thinking “what is she talking about, who is this woman?” With wisdom, I have learned that my greatest work is raising my toddler son, Thompson, with life skills and most importantly my presence. I want him to see me work hard yet balance what is important and to do so gracefully.
My wonderful husband Aaron works as a Project Manager for a construction company and is my biggest fan always supporting me in everything I do. He loves my passion for Child Life, my son, those around me, and my property management journey. After being married to me a while, he tells me he is now a ‘mountain man’ himself, hehe! I tell him that if he ever questions why he married this ole’ mountain gal, to just think about my distinct “accent” that was so cute and keeps roping him in. LOL. When not at his full time job, he loves building on the farm, completing projects, and spending quality time with Thompson and I.
As I mentioned before my son is Thompson and just turned 3. He is a delight to many, including myself. He is full of joy, love, has a silly sense of humor, is compassionate, empathetic, full of energy, and bold! I love being with him and seeing him do new and different things every day. His empathy and love for animals is precious which I am sure you will get a glimpse of during our time together. Plus he has his momma’s mountain accent which I am not ashamed of one bit! What a sweet gift from God he is.
Thanks for being part of my community. I’m excited to hear from ya’ll throughout this journey! Feel free to read more about me and why I started this page under my “Blog” tab.
Have a great day and know that you are loved!