Meet the Contributors

Meet the women who make up this amazing community of writers. They’re homemakers, mothers, and wives. They’re not perfect, they don’t have it all together, but they’re doing their best as they travel this road, just like you. Take a moment to get to know these ladies a little bit, visit their own websites, and look forward to what they have to share. 

Andrea Green

Andrea Green has been married for 21 years and has two teenage daughters. On her site The Greenbacks Gal she finds Organic Deals, Green Steals, and shares recipes for Whole Food Meals. Read posts by Andrea.

Elsie CallenderElsie Callender

Elsie blogs at Richly Rooted about simple living, good food, and living life abundantly. She is the author of Your Simple Home Handbook and a co-author of the cookbook Real Food for the Real Homemaker. Currently she’s sinking her roots down in Alabama, where she lives in a 600 square-foot cabin with her husband, baby son, and cat. Read posts by Elsie.

Emily McClements

Emily McClements strives to live with compassion and caring for creation in a way that will impact the world. She is a blessed wife and mama to three young children, and blogs about her family’s journey toward natural and simple living at Live Renewed. Read posts by Emily.

EErin Odom headshotrin Odom

Erin is a follower of Jesus, wife to Will and mommy to three little redheaded girls (born in 2008, 2010 and 2012). She is a life-long, professional dreamer and recovering overwhelmed homemaker. Her mission is to encourage, educate and empower her readers at The Humbled Homemaker to live a grace-filled, natural life. She is the author of a 200+-page cloth diaper how-to handbook, Confessions of a Cloth Diaper Convert as well as the eBook Your Retreat: A Guide to Giving Yourself a Personal Planning Day Read posts by Erin.

Hilary BernsteinHilary Bernstein

Hilary is a Christ follower, wife, homeschooling mama of two young children, and writer who believes homemaking should be simple … not stressful. She writes about creating a happy, healthy home that honors God at No Place Like Home. Hilary’s the author of several healthy living eBooks. Read posts by Hilary.

Janie SeltzerJanie Seltzer

Janie is a spiritual director, a poet and writer of the spiritual life. She has a master of arts in pastoral theology and is a retreat leader and speaker. She is the director of Hidden Life Ministries, which she co-leads with her husband of 40 years, Don. In addition, Janie founded an inspirational wholesale gift company, Hidden Life Treasures. For seven years she worked in an art licensing. Janie is the author of Spa Treatments for Your Body and Soul, by Harvest House Publishers.

Kelly Smith

Kelly loves the Lord, her family, and sharing her passion for real food cooking and meal planning with others. She is a full-time homemaker who loves spending time with her awesome hubby and two sweet boys. Kelly’s real food journey began five years ago when she was diagnosed with a chronic auto-immune disorder. Since then, the Lord has blessed her with an amazing recovery – a testament to His grace and the health benefits of eating real food. Kelly shares her knowledge and love for whole food cooking at The Nourishing Home, Facebook and Google. Read posts by Kelly.

Kresha Faber

Kresha Faber is the primary writer and blog editor at, a website dedicated to real food, sustainable living, natural homemaking, and joyful parenting. She is the mother of three young children, the wife of one incredibly good man, an opera singer, a cloth diapering instructor, and an avid researcher. She and her husband share a passion for living life thoughtfully and intentionally in response to God’s grace in their lives and she loves to share good meals (and good wine) around a very large table. Read posts by Kresha.

Stacy Karen

Stacy believes the home is an important place where hearts are shaped for eternity. She strives to create a healthy, happy home through natural living, real food eating, moment cherishing, and God following. Stacy is wife to a truth-seeking preacher and grateful mother of three funny kids. She enjoys homeschooling, but often struggles with her own distractible nature, resisting the urge to toss lessons aside and cook all day! Mildly obsessed with making things from scratch, Stacy thoroughly enjoys creating anything from chalk to chocolate torte. Concocting herbal preparations and homemade body products is a favorite pastime. Stacy shares tips for finding peace and joy at home on her blog, A Delightful Home. Read posts by Stacy Karen.

Tiffany Terczak

Tiffany is a frugal foodie – passionate about feeding her family healthy food, while being a good steward of her family’s finances. She’s a homeschooling mother of two, loving wife to one and a child of God blessed in more ways than she can count. She shares her enthusiasm for affording real food without going broke, and documents her baby-sized strides at Don’t Waste the Crumbs. Join Tiffany and the Crumbs Community on Pinterest, Facebook or via email for encouragement and small, simple steps to real food and natural living on a budget. Read posts by Tiffany Terczak.