Hi! I’m Pam, and I started BrownThumbMama in 2009 to help moms be healthy and live more naturally–while balancing the zillions of responsibilities we have as wives, moms, employees, calendar-keepers, kid chauffeurs, and so on.
As I shared these ideas, I found that we were saving money–and as I spent more and more time at work, my mindset about things that mattered (family) and things that didn’t (status) made a radical change.
Thanks to our frugal lifestyle and successful essential oil business, I was able to quit my corporate job in 2015. This was a huge change for our family, but we love every minute of it. We do clever things to save money and have multiple income streams so neither of us have to live in a cubicle for 40+ hours a week.
Most days you’ll find me puttering around in our front-yard vegetable garden, making things instead of buying them, canning and preserving food, and running our little homestead-in-the-city.
We are quite the silly bunch (and clearly can’t be left unattended near a photo booth). That’s J-man at the top, me on the right, Little Peanut at the bottom, and Hubby on the left.
All the things I write about happen somewhere in the blur between work, dinner, baths and bedtime!