Welcome to Making Her Mama

I’m Nadine, a wife, stay at home About Making Her Mama author Nadinemama, homeschooler to 4 amazing boys and the creator of Making Her Mama. My desire is to share our journey of homemaking, homeschooling and homesteading with you.  

I am currently learning to homestead on our small property.  I make many mistakes along the way.  But, I keep moving forward – I laugh at myself and hope to encourage you (and maybe you can learn from my mistakes too).

I am a Christian and I love Jesus will all my heart.  As such, my faith leads my actions. It is also my faith that inspires me to become the woman, wife and mother I want to be.

I love telling people that I was one of the original bloggers before that was really even a thing.  

 When I was 16 years old, I started writing internet based articles (over 20 years ago!).  I even got paid for it!  But, at 16 years old, I didn’t know a good thing when it hit me in the face.  So, I quickly moved on to a more “regular” job. (Yeah McDonalds!)

Now, I’ve come full circle again.  What brings me back is my love for writing.  I’m an introvert by nature; though I can talk your ear off when I’m comfortable and passionate about something.  Writing gives me the chance to share insights, funny stories, and thoughts I have that I don’t always have the opportunity to share with others.

Three years ago, my husband, my two oldest sons and I moved into the house we are in now.  We were living in a small coastal town but due to personal circumstances we needed a change.  So, we packed up and moved further up island to the small town where we now live in a little rural neighbourhood surrounded by farms and mountains.  

We traded our old house for one that is half the size.   However, we doubled our land size – owning a third acre now.  Since moving and downsizing, we have been blessed not once but twice with little boys!

Raising a family is not cheap in todays economy.  

I am constantly learning about budgeting, growing what we can to feed ourselves, and being wise about how we spend our time and money.

Healthy eating is very important to us and we eat gluten free (due to medical needs), dairy free by choice, and locally and organic whenever we can.  I am a THM (trim healthy mama) enthusiast and try to apply their healthy eating/weight loss principles as much as I can!

I long to live simply – being able to enjoy my kids and my husband – without stress.  So, here I will share with you all that I learn on this journey and hopefully I will make you laugh, encourage you, and maybe even teach you a thing or two.

I wish you all the best as you embrace your own journey,


Not sure where to start?  Check out some of my favourite posts….

  1. A Letter To Every Mother
  2. Homemade Breakfast Sausage (gluten, dairy & sugar free, low-carb, paleo, THM(S))
  3. Chocolate Quinoa Cake

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  • One of the best things about #homeschooling is the chance for a deep and strong relationship between siblings that would otherwise have no contact with each other!! They're still siblings, they are great together most of the time but sometimes they drive each other crazy and push each other's buttons. But if they didn't have all the time together that they do I don't think I'd get near as many sweet moments like this, curled up on the couch together sharing a moment 💕 What heart melting moments have you had recently?
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