Encouragement for Practical Living
I believe that our home should be our sanctuary. As my family and I gradually step into practices of minimalist living, making the most of our space, and only owning what we need, our lifestyle has nudged me to become more of a practical wife and mommy. My hope for this blog is to become a rest stop and reality check for those of us who live simply by choice, necessity, or both, and enjoy sharing practical solutions for every day life.
I also believe that we are on this earth for a special purpose, and each step we take is in the direction of that purpose with God, or away from God. Relationship dynamics of marriage and parenting, building connections with the community, and elements of behavior make us real, unique, and capable of working through our struggles and celebrating our victories.
If you hope for both the practical and spiritual direction for your family, you’ve come to the right place. Whether you’ve grown up in the faith or found it later in life, my mission for Practical Family is to help you find what you need to build a strong foundation for your family by first securing your identity in Christ.
Encouraging parents to build strong foundations of Biblical faith & develop the courage of conviction to raise physically, emotionally, mentally, & spiritually healthy children.
I’m Jenn Bryant and Honolulu, Hawaii is my home. It sounds magical, and most days it is. God’s blessings are evident in His creation. But we have learned to live with less and in smaller spaces than how one may picture the American dream.
Hawaii is a world all it’s own, but through the blessings of technology, I feel more connected than the location that sets me in the middle of the Pacific.
I live comfortably and cozily in a little cottage with my husband of 12 years and our two precious kids who just made 8 & 9. My background is in education, ranging from early childhood, elementary, middle school, as well as Christian theology, philosophy, and literature. I’ve always worked with people, whether as a waitress, newsroom secretary, legal assistant, middle school teacher, preschool director, office manager, and now a stay-at-home mama. But I am first and foremost a Christian, in love with my Creator, Savior, Redeemer and Friend – Jesus Christ. He is my reason for being and the One who gives life to my soul and purpose to my steps.
Contributions & Collaborations
Four Steps to Avoid Overwhelm and Focus on Our Priorities, More Than Mom Virtual Summit, June 2017.
Finding Myself: How One Working Mom Found Her Purpose at Home, October 2016. You Are More Than Mom, Gina Whitehouse.
Being Bold in Finding a New Identity, October 2017. Be Bold Girl Series, Rachel Britton.
Living By Design Ministries with Sarah Koontz, Contributing Writer.