Hi, I'm Anna

the girl behind the blog
 Greetings friends,
My name is Anna Rendell. I am wife to Jared, mama to Sam (2011), Josie (2014), and Clara (2015). We live in the ‘burbs of Minnesota. I work from home as the Social Media Coordinator for (in)courage by DaySpring. I share here with simple honesty on the lovely & the difficult parts of mothering, family, and faith as if you & I were chatting in our backyards, over a picket fence. I write about my kids, faith, encouragement for women, being a work-at-home mom, products I adore, and recipes. I love: blogging in this space, chocolate, vintage things, Jesus, my family, baking, finding a great bargain, my pink kitchen tools, and James Taylor music. I love being involved in my local MOPS group, on our church’s faith formation team & as a worship leader.
– I am the Social Media Coordinator at (in)courage by DaySpring. Social media is more than ‘fun’ to me – it’s how I’ve made friends and built a business! I’d love to speak to your group or at your event!
– I’ve written two e-books and in 2016 I self-published my first print book {more about both books here}. I’ve been featured in several publications, compilations and books, and love using the written word as a means to encourage and equip. 
– Encouraging to women and mamas is my heart. If your womens’ group is seeking an experienced  speaker to share words of real-life hope and encouragement, I’d love to connect with you.
– In this online space, I write honestly about the beauty and difficulties of faith, family and day-to-day life. I also post occasional recipes, book, event and product reviews. I am PR friendly and open to giveaways, reviews, sponsorships, etc. that are in line with my values.
– After journeying through 3yrs. of infertility and a miscarriage, our sweet baby Sam arrived in December 2011! Being a mama is more wonderful and more difficult than I ever imagined. After a second miscarriage, I became pregnant with our sweet Josie girl, and she arrived in April 2014. With no expectation of conceiving again, our third miracle – Clara Grace – arrived in November 2015. We are so grateful for our babies. If infertility and miscarriage have been in your path too, may you find a kindred spirit here.
– Our family loves Jesus. Jared and I are both former youth directors, church and Bible camp staff, and continue to be in ministry occupations. We strive to raise our kids (and each other) to be more like Him every day.
I’m really glad you’re here.

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