Hello, and Welcome! I’m so glad you’re here!
Savvy Homemaking is a mix between a faith-based lifestyle and inspirational blog with a sprinkle of health and wellness thrown in. My hope is to encourage young moms in their work at home, while also providing the occasional how-to for various areas that I’ve learned a thing or two about real life.
I’m Julie, the blogger behind Savvy Homemaking. I am a wife, mother of 7 blessings (so far), Navy veteran, writer, and creative. I have a passion for loving, serving, and working with young mamas with young children, because, truly, it feels like I have been in that season perpetually throughout these last 12 years.
To date, we have four lovely young girls, and three bubbly boys, all of whom abound with energy and sass which keeps us on our toes.
I would not have it any other way.
Becoming a wife and mother have been the greatest and most empowering experiences of my life, coupled with many doses of humility and self-amusement.
I have never grown more in character and spirit as I have since the Lord decided to groom me through the eyes of my husband and my children.
They have been the best refining fire I could have requested.
‘For I know the plans I have for you,’ declares the Lord. ‘Plans to prosper you and not to harm you. Plans to give you hope and a future.'” ~ Jer. 29: 11
The Faithwalk Journey
Blogging is something to which I have felt called since before it was even “a thing.” I dabbled in it for years, but was finally pushed into it by the Lord’s hand in 2013, when He revealed to me that He has given me gifts specifically meant for this use and I needed to get my rear in gear and use them.
So, I gulped a HUGE gulp, said, “Ok, Lord,” and Savvy Homemaking was born.
My life has been quite the roller-coaster of ups and downs. In 2012, my first born son (fourth child) was diagnosed with a rare auto-immune disorder. There were so many lessons I learned in that time, some which upended previously held beliefs, and others which restored newly understood ideas.
In the years following, the journey has only continued. My husband left the Navy after 13 years of service and has endured a significant season of unemployment, we sold everything we owned and moved into a travel trailer with all of our children, our oldest daughter was diagnosed at 10 years old with Type 1 diabetes, and we are now on a completely new career path for my husband.
Truly, the journey has been quite the ride, but the Lord has not stopped providing for our needs, in one way or another. We continue to be so incredibly grateful for His loving hand.
…he who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus.” ~ Phil. 1: 6
If this is your first time here, I invite you to poke around a bit. Here are some of the most popular posts:
- Why I Love and Hate My Kids (and would not change a thing)
- Turning Away from Food Idolatry
- 17 Ways to Dominate in Your Husband’s Heart
- Homeschooling: It’s Not About Your How, but About Your WHY
- Choosing Less when the World Screams MORE
- Be Willing to Walk Alone (Even in Your Marriage)
- Trim Healthy Mama Overview
- 10 Character Qualities to Teach to Children (and ourselves)
- God Will Provide for His Bride
A few more tid-bits about me…
I am a fraternal twin, and we are pretty much complete opposites.
According to the Myers-Briggs personality test, I am an INTJ, so I’m a big-picture thinker, studier of humanity, and strategically-minded person. I am an introvert, but I am not shy at all…I just get re-energized by solitude rather than interaction. I prefer philosophical discussions over the mundane aspects of life ANY DAY.
I would have to categorize my faith as a follower of the Way, the Truth, and the Light. I place the infallibility of scripture above all else, study the Torah and God’s Laws as the plumb line of righteousness, and seek to understand and apply them as Christ did, while continually being incredibly thankful for the atonement He gave for me. The Lord continues to teach me about His amazing LOVE every. single. day. It starts with Him, extends to self-love, and then to loving others. I shall never tire of this single topic.
Nearly every day you will find me on Instagram for #coffeewiththeking. If you are looking for a reminder to get in the Word, this is a great community to do so.
We live stationary (currently) in a 30′ Travel trailer with our 7 kids. It is loud, crazy, and often makes me head hurt and spin, but I value all of the amazing lessons we continue to learn along the way. In light of so many people in our home, blogging is a difficult practice for me, BUT I value the outlet and the community it offers, so I press on for myself and those it may help.
I am continually astounded and amazed by womanhood. Birth, especially, never ceases to bring me to tears and awe-filled praise. What an amazing privilege it is to experience this right of passage, in all its messy glory. If you, too, are a birth junkie like me, check out my YouTube videos here of a few of my births that we captured.
I crave and have always been drawn to simplicity, even though it seems oxymoronic with 7 kids. I have not yet mastered simple living, but continue to learn and understand the blessings of the simple life one step at a time.
I have several books in mind that I work on intermittently regarding God’s Love, self-love, and walking in His purpose for each person. Pray for me, because it will surely take an act of God for any of them to be published.
Let’s Stay in Touch!
What else would you like to know about me? I surely would love to get to know you!
Shalom, and God bless!
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