About Me

Hi! My name is Nicki. Some people call me Nicki and an ever-growing munckin army calls me Mom. I have three sets of twins so far. My family and I live on a 10+ acres in Wisconsin.

Surrounding our move, I transitioned from full-time scientific research and public relations to stay-at-home mom of many over about three years. It. Was. Hard. Some days I still miss going to work and being able to go to the bathroom alone whenever I want and talking to people over four feet tall.

After having kids, my priorities changed. Going to work while someone else raised my kids didn’t feel right. My husband, Jeff, and I believe that we can best serve our family by making our home the center of family life.

To that end, we are developing our land into a homestead. So far we have two gardens and an orchard. Next year we’re hoping to build a small barn and add livestock. We also homeschool our kids and plan to do so through high school.

I treat homesteading, homeschooling, and home management as my new profession, complete with professional (and personal) development.I spend my days herding six kids five and under from meals to “field trips” to naps to more food and back to bed. Every day is a mix of monotony and novelty. Oh, today we don’t like grilled cheese. Great, that’s lunch!

I’d love to share our journey and everything I’m learning along the way with you. You can find me here at BustlingHome.com, on Youtube, on Instagram, and on Facebook.

See you soon!