My Story

In 2015, I started a blog called Homestead to Heaven. It was originally created to be the place where I’d connect with others who had a dream to homestead (i.e. move to the country and raise our own food), while also raising generous, devout Christian children with a strong trust in God. I thought I could be all things for all people while making some much needed extra income for my family through my blogging endeavors.

Our plans are not His plans – He has so much more in store…

While I have always been a devout Christian, He was calling me to grow even more in love with Him.

He tested my Faith, asked me to trust Him with the things that brought so much worry and discouragement, and showed me that peace is possible when we faithfully follow His call.

Now He wants me to share that with you.

He knows what you need – the support that you are looking for, and the desire that you have, to be confident in and obedient to, His call for you.

He knows how much you desire to be present to the needs of your children, take care of your household and love your husband, without being distracted by the cares and worries of the day or the season that you are in. 

That peace that surpasses all understanding is possible for you too!

As a mom of 6 kids, I know just how much is being asked of you in this calling. Let’s work together so that you can live a life of joy, happiness, and peace by faithfully following the purpose God has for your life! 

Hello, I’m Nicole Nelson.

Mother. Wife. God-Lover. Personal Development Junkie. 

I’m married to my husband, John, and we have 6 children ages 10, 9, 8, 6, and 4, and 1. Some people say we have our hands full, but I love it this way!

Both my husband and I grew up in Catholic homeschooling families. He is the 4th of 12 children and I am the oldest of 9, so family is a big part of our lives. 

We used to live near my husband’s hometown in Ohio, but I am a Maryland girl at heart! Just a few years ago we had the opportunity to move to Pennsylvania, and live under an hour from my parents’ farmette.

I’m someone that loves to have deep thoughts and honest conversation with myself and others, but often worry if I’m fully conveying what’s on my heart. I hope to encourage you as a mom, wife, and woman to follow God’s purpose for your life so you can live a life full of peace, happiness, and fulfillment. 


I can’t live without:

God and my family.

But I also love…


(I guess that is expected with 6 children and all). Let’s just say coffee is one of my “simple pleasures” through out the day.

Quiet Time

I think that is something all moms can agree on, some quiet time every now and then is a must! I also thinks it’s good for the soul!


You could say I am an animal lover, especially cats and horses. My daughter and I hope to buy a horse one day!

Let's get to know each other better!

Let’s learn and grow together! If you are struggling to be the mom you want to be and finding God’s purpose for your life, let me help! Apply to work with me and if I think your are a good fit, we can jump on a call!