“counting our blessings, seeking joy, and finding strength in Jesus to get through the temporal things because of hope in the eternal things” (2 Corinthians 4)

You’ll find practical tips & encouragement for life — marriage, homeschooling, homemaking, simplifying, thriving with medical/special needs children, & living with grief … from a mama like you who is just doing her best and praying it’s blessed.

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More About Clarissa

I am a (thankful) follower of Jesus Christ, (old-fashioned) housewife/homemaker, (eclectic) homeschool mom to 7 young children plus (grieving) mom of 1 child in Heaven, & farm girl from my roots.

I am an entrepreneur-minded work-from-home-mom as an Online Influencer, Independent Stylist for Lilla Rose, Independent Consultant for Usborne Books & More, and an Independent Norwex Sales Consultant.

I love seeing how God works in our life, at-home date nights with my husband, learning as I teach my kids, down-to-earth-real mamas (you!), books, & writing.

We live in a small house in a big town in the Pacific Northwest, near where I was raised on a commercial farm. We dream of owning our own small homestead in the country someday!

I am blessed beyond comprehension, but life has not turned out the way I dreamed it would be! I lost my mom to cancer when I was 21, many of our children have food allergies & medical/special needs from mitochondrial disorders & immune deficiencies, our 5th child died 88-minutes after his birth in 2011, & I was diagnosed with an autoimmune disease called Sarcoidosis in 2012.

Through it all, I have been led to the feet of Jesus where He has faithfully reminded me of my blessings & wiped away my tears, brought joy & purpose to my life, & given me new strength to stand… over & over again. I pray my life story, as it unfolds before me, is glorifying to God and an inspiration to even one person!

Meet the West Family —

Elijah – 2011
88 minutes on Earth,
Eternity with Jesus,
Forever in our Hearts!