Hello! My name is Mary. I am the writer behind The Encouraging Home.

The Encouraging Home is my little corner of the world where I hope to help brighten your day. I want to inspire hope, health and happiness in my home and in yours.

I would love to be able to chat with you over tea and homemade chocolate chip cookies. I would love to show you around our farm. I would love to see the excitement in your eyes as you share your dreams and offer an encouraging word when you confide about disappointments and struggles.

But since we can’t do that, I hope that you will feel like your visit is almost like a visit at the kitchen table. I hope to speak hope and life to you and that you will leave renewed and encouraged. And I hope to surprise you with little gifts along the way.

Here is a taste of what you will find during your visits:


Reminders that It’s the Little Things that Matter to Your Family

Encouragement for When the Days are Hard and you don’t think you matter


Get easy and practical fitness tips 


Please don’t spend your days wishing life away but celebrating!


A little about me:

I have been married to my sweetheart for 16 years.  We are blessed to homeschool our 2 amazing sons and live on our family’s dairy farm where we milk 800+ cows and raise calves.  Life is always an adventure and never dull!!

Thank you so much for visiting and hope you will return soon!

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I would love to connect with you everyday on Facebook and Twitter , Pinterest, Instagram where you will get updates or conversations that are not on the blog.  Thank you so much for visiting and I pray that you will be blessed!

If you have a blog or product that would benefit my readers, please visit my advertising page or email me at theecouraginghome@yahoo.com .

Come back soon!!



  1. Mary, thank you so much for sharing this. We too have struggled with infertility and many other struggles in our family. We were never able to have children and at 47 now, I have had to come to accept God’s direction in my life. Sometimes it still stings to think about it…but I know God has given me other responsibilities and blessings. I’m a writer as well and just found t-tapp again (I had found it years ago and incorporated some of the moves at the time into my gym workouts, but forgot all about it until I saw your blog post link on Facebook. Thank you! I’m really glad I found your blog :)

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