About

Hey you! Yeah you, the one reading my blog! I’m so glad to see you! I’m Jana, I’m an eccentric wife and mother; I work 2 jobs and homeschool my kids.

With all this going on in my life, I want to focus my attention on the things that make me happy, and the one thing that has made me happy ever since I was a little kid is nature. As my life progressed and changed through my teen years and my early married life, I lost my connection to it. Life took over and here I am living disconnected from nature because of work, bills, and every day events that keep me away.

So the next chapter of my life will be dedicated, at least in some small part, to reconnecting to nature; I still have a mortgage, work, and a family to take care of, but now, I will be more aware of nature and my place within it. Each day, I will find some small way toΒ not harm nature.

Not long ago I was introduced to something called permaculture and I fell in love with it. Basically, it’s building a small ecosystem in your own backyard that is based off of what nature would do naturally. In turn your backyard helps you, and you help your backyard…with minimal work!! At first it may take more work, but over time, your backyard will become self-sustaining and you won’t have to work as hard…other than harvesting.

I love the life lessons that I learn from nature, so what I promise to do is share a lesson that I’ve learned from nature each week, share what I’m learning about permaculture, and share my own personal progress in changing my homestead into a permaculture Garden of Eden. And since it’s hard to make any changes in life, I want to have some free giveaways once in awhile…all nature themed of course, to help all of us remember our ‘green’ family.

Read a few articles, see if you like what is there, if you do, go ahead and subscribe. If you don’t like what you see, that’s ok, I’m honored that you took the time to get to know me a little and see my vision for my blog and my life.

7 Responses to About

  1. Katie Hamer says:

    I like the idea of gardening with minimal work! I’ll be looking out for your tips πŸ™‚

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  2. nepermhome says:

    I nominated you for the Versatile Blogger Award. I picked you because I very much enjoy your blog and wanted to share it with others. Here is the link to the info for accepting the award: http://nepermhome.wordpress.com/2014/10/24/versatile-blogger-award-2/

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    • Mimic Nature says:

      Thanks, I really appreciate it!

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      • nepermhome says:

        I have two small children that I want to homeschool once they are old enough (2yrs and 3yrs right now). Do you have any advice for me on starting up or anything about homeschooling in general?

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      • Mimic Nature says:

        sorry about my delay in responding, it’s been a busy day πŸ™‚ start teaching them as early as you can, which I know we all do anyway. I’ve tried 3 different types of teaching, 1. I do everything. This is more challenging but if you are a hyper organized person, then this one is for you. They do have certain books that at least give you a guideline, but I’m not super organized, so that one was hard…but very fun and hands on. 2. I’ve done programs by alpha omega, which is books and courses on the computer. They have the courses done so all you have to do is make sure that the child can read and is doing their work (more is required for smaller children), this was fun buy very expensive for anyone on a budget. 3. K12, which is public school online. This works about the same way as 2 but they are required to attend class connects where they interact with teachers and other children also (not sure how this works with younger ones, my youngest is 7), but everything is free, they send all the books, computers, and equipment you will need. Even though they will have teachers, you are still the primary teacher so most of the teaching is done by you.

        The drawback to 1 and 2 is that you have to find someone to test your child each year and you have to send it in to your local academic association. Rules are different for each state but here in Ohio, all you have to do is send a paper in outlining your school year and the test results from where you had them tested. You don’t have to do this with K12 since they are a school and testing is done by them.

        These are the only experiences I have had, I hope it helps πŸ™‚ Homeschooling is so tiring but rewarding for me, it makes me happy to teach my children myself instead of having someone else do it. BUT, when you think about it, we teach our kids each moment of each day.

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  3. nepermhome says:

    I am doing a project for my blog about people making the world a better place through various projects and lifestyles. I am emailing you because I think you fit in with my project. If you wouldn’t mind answering 4 questions for me, please email me at nepermhome@gmail.com and I’ll send you the interview. Thanks for your time! Sarah

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  4. I have nominated your blog for a Liebster Award! I find a lot of value in what you are doing, thank you for sharing your work!
    If you are interested in participating, here is the link to my post: https://familyyields.wordpress.com/2014/12/05/liebster-award/

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