Welcome to my blog, I’m so glad you are here! I’m Anel Lestage, the creator behind this blog and photographer at Tender Nest Portraits. I live in Cypress, Texas – a suburb of Houston – with my high school sweetheart and our five children who I homeschool. Yeah, I’m that crazy mom covered in babies and running on Jesus. You’ll often find me just like the photo above, with a baby attached to me as I attempt to juggle motherhood in the best way I can. While it’s true that my hands are full, my heart is always fuller. Here is where I share my ramblings on homeschooling, raising my large brood, and living simply from the Texas ‘burbs.