Hi, I'm Anna

the girl behind the blog
 Greetings friends,
 
My name is Anna Rendell. I’ve been married to Jared for 11 years, and together we parent Sam (2011), Josie (2014), and Clara (2015). We live in the ‘burbs of Minnesota. I work from home as the Social Media Manager for (in)courage by DaySpring. I share here as if you & I were chatting in our backyards, over a picket fence. I write about my kids, faith, encouragement for moms, working from home, products I adore, and recipes. I love: writing, 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, and volunteering at our church as a worship leader and faith formation team member.
– I’ve been the Social Media Manager at (in)courage by DaySpring since 2014. Prior to that I was the Social Networking Coach at a local non-profit, where I coached congregations on proper social media use. 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. 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 moms 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.
  
– After journeying through 3 years of infertility and a miscarriage, our sweet baby Sam arrived in December 2011! Being a mom 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 (who have been married for almost 11 years) are both former youth directors, church and Bible camp staff, and continue to be in ministry occupations. We strive to raise our kids (and help each other) to be more like Him every day.
 
I’m really glad you’re here.

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