Episode 200 | Candid Chat with Essentially Erin: Moving Across the Country to Start a Homestead + Why We Love Home Birth

Erin is a mother of six, new homesteader, retired nurse, and guru on all things natural health and wellness.  You may know her from Instagram which is her main platform for sharing information and resources to empower and educate mothers.  We sat down and answered some of your questions about their journey from California to Tennessee to find freedom, how they got their homestead off the ground, and how Erin is preparing for her fifth home birth.  If any of these motherhood topics interest you, join us for this fun conversation!

In this episode, we cover:

  • What led Erin and her family to leave California and begin their Tennessee homestead
  • The characteristics that make Tennessee a great place to homestead
  • How Erin jumped into the homesteading life quicker than she expected
  • Some of the challenges of being a brand new dairy cow owner
  • Identifying your priorities and navigating the limitations that come along with homesteading
  • Breaking down common misconceptions about the safety and risks of homebirth
  • Discussing mindset and preparation in the last weeks of pregnancy

Thank you to our sponsors!

In my free 5 Day Blog Challenge, I will share with you the framework I used to build my blogging business so that you can create one too.  I teach you how to narrow down your niche, craft your brand, and come up with a content plan while also providing you with the checklists and planning sheets you need to make it all happen.  Visit bit.ly/5dayblogchallenge to find out how you can earn a full-time income by sharing what you love!

Toups and Co Organics uses nourishing, organic ingredients to create simple and safe skincare products.  Toups and Co is offering my listeners 10% off any one purchase with the code FARMHOUSE.  Visit ToupsandCo.com to order today.  And check out my interview with the founder of Toups and Co, Emilie, to find out more about this amazing company and their products.

About Erin

Erin is a registered nurse, wife, and mother to 5 (4 bio + 1 step) children, and currently pregnant with her fifth baby. Her and her family moved from California to Tennessee in 2020 in search of a life that would lend to more self sufficiency. Erin isn’t afraid to take on new challenges and loves to travel and adventure with her family. She talks and educates authentically online about life, motherhood, health and wellness, birth, and her journey as a new homesteader.


Erin of Essentially Erin | Website | Instagram

Lisa Bass of Farmhouse on Boone | Blog | YouTube | Instagram | TikTok | Facebook | Pinterest

Join us in the Simple Farmhouse Life Facebook community!

Similar Posts

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *