About Kristina

Last updated 1/12/2021

I'm a homesteading, stay-at-home mama of two, living on a mountaintop with my family and an assortment of critters.

My homesteading journey began as a child, as I helped my dad in the vegetable garden and raised a pet chicken. Later, when I started having children, I began in earnest to create the homestead life for my family. At that time, we lived in the suburbs, but I got a lot of food out of our little yard! Today, my family and I live on a rural homestead in the woods. 

In addition to homeschooling and homesteading, I'm also a writer for such magazines as Mother Earth News, GRIT, Backwoods Home, and Self-Reliance. I've also written 26 books (some under my maiden name, too).


Contact
Want to send me a private note? Please email me at kriswrite at aol dot com.
 

Why is this blog called "Proverbs 31 Homestead?"

When I began this blog, I called it "Proverbs 31 Woman" because my focus was on becoming just that. As the years passed and my children grew, this blog began to focus more on the homesteading aspects of our life, so I changed the name to "Proverbs 31 Homestead." Living the Proverbs 31 life is still at the heart of what I do, however.

If you aren't familiar with what a Proverbs 31 woman is, it refers to a passage in the Bible that exemplifies womanhood. Here (as elsewhere in the Bible), we see a strong woman who is a creative, multi-talented, and content life-partner.

Here’s what Proverbs verses 10 - 31 say:

"A wife of noble character who can find?
She is worth far more than rubies.
Her husband has full confidence in her
and lacks nothing of value.
She brings him good, not harm,
all the days of her life.
She selects wool and flax
and works with eager hands.
She is like the merchant ships,
bringing her food from afar.
She gets up while it is still dark;
she provides food for her family
and portions for her servant girls.
She sets about her work vigorously;
her arms are strong for her tasks.
She sees that her trading is profitable,
and her lamp does not go out at night.
In her hand she holds the distaff
and grasps the spindle with her fingers.
She opens her arms to the poor
and extends her hands to the needy.
When it snows, she has no fear for her household;
for all of them are clothed in scarlet.
She makes coverings for her bed;
she is clothed in fine linen and purple.
Her husband is respected at the city gate,
where he takes his seat among the elders of the land.
She makes linen garments and sells them,
and supplies the merchants with sashes.
She is clothed with strength and dignity;
she can laugh at the days to come.
She speaks with wisdom,
and faithful instruction is on her tongue.
She watches over the affairs of her household
and does not eat the bread of idleness.
Her children arise and call her blessed;
her husband also, and he praises her:
"Many women do noble things,
but you surpass them all."
Charm is deceptive, and beauty is fleeting;
but a woman who fears the LORD is to be praised.
Give her the reward she has earned,
and let her works bring her praise at the city gate."




15 comments

  1. I love this blog! Love it! How inspiring. It touched my heart! May God Bless You and Your Family Abundantly!

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  2. Very nice blog! It has many wonderful things in it! It's also very inspiring! Love it!

    Melissa~

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  3. Thank you for this...I'm doing a lot of studying of Prov 31 - this was helpful. Blessings!

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  4. My Bible study on Friday nights is going through all the significant women of the Bible, starting with Eve and going through the New Testament. One man wanted to cover the Proverbs 31 woman, so I trust you don't mind if I copy this article and read it during the study.

    ~ VT

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  5. I like your clear break down of the Proverbs 31 wife. Very helpful & a huge blessing, cos there's a lot to draw out of that portion of Scripture. Every blessing, Hannah

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  6. I'm glad I've come across your Blog! :D
    I think I will truly enjoy this!
    And lovely translation of that verse!!!!

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    1. I am an apron addict and was looking for pattern when your site caught my eye because of the title...Proverbs woman. I immediately called my daughter and hooked her up with your blog. Awesom is all I have to say. Thank you and God bless you,

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  7. Thanks for leaving a comment, Anonymous. Comments like this are always so encouraging for me :)

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  8. A god filled blessing this blog :) thank you.

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  9. Thank you so much for this blog! I put your button on my Blog....this is really inspirational! God Bless

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  10. I also was looking for aprons. I have raised my children and I hope that I finaly became the women I know God wants me to be. It have taken many years and I am still growing. I was raised a christian but not fully giving myself to him. My life has much improved since I did. Thank you for sharing.

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  11. Thank you for your recipe on straw rhubarb pie. I look forward to making it. Caryn Elizabeth

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  12. I've just found Your blog and love it. God bless you and your calling. I'm a master food preserver and will dig into your canning 101.

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