Welcome! My name is Tiffany and I’m so grateful you’re here!

Perhaps the reason you’re on this page is because you want to learn about the writer behind Growing Dawn? I’m not one for direct attention, but… I guess a bit of explanation is necessary.

It’s a bit of a crazy world out there, so let’s get this out of the way at the very beginning. Social media may continue to go downhill, but as long as the Internet is a thing, this is where I’ll be. It’s one of the reasons I started this blog! Yes, I still use social media and I believe it serves a purpose. But Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube have no rights or say over this space, because I own it. And my hope for Growing Dawn is that it will be a point of connection and growth for all of us. The only way you will for sure never miss out is to sign up for my email list below. Psst… there’s a thank you gift involved!

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I have a husband named Stephen, and 4 small boys. We originally started our little corner of the Internet on YouTube and Instagram in early 2020, after we bought our miniature jersey cow. About a year later, I launched this blog and changed our YouTube channel name to match the type of content I wanted to share here.

Over the years we have raised a cow, pigs, and chickens on our single acre of land. I know that may seem pretty intense to some. (We don’t have all of those animals RIGHT NOW) But I’m always up for more growth. Especially when it comes to our family and home. And it’s my greatest hope that I can help you do the same.

Other things I love (in no particular order): Jesus, writing, music, entrepreneurship, cooking from scratch, teaching my kids, being with my husband, gardening, and sourdough.

I strongly believe in the concept of being in community. What is different about where we live, is that we aren’t really doing it alone. Our neighbors and church family are a huge part of our lives. We have like-minded friends who are just as passionate about God, natural living, and homesteading as we are. So I am learning much about growing in conjunction with others.

I want you to know that even if you feel like you haven’t quite found your home base yet, there is always hope. And there’s a place for you here!

On this site you’ll find a vast array of what I hope is useful information. You may also come across quite a few of my own meandering thoughts. To be honest, I love to write, but it’s difficult for me to think about how vulnerable having this space is. And I’m really only doing it because God said GO! So alas… I must go.

I’ll try not to think about the fact that so many people I don’t even know now have a peek into my head. Nope… not scary at all.

Why the name, Growing Dawn?

I’m more of an introvert, but I love writing and have a passion for the things I share here. The name Growing Dawn is representative of what God has and is doing in me (Tiffany Dawn) and in my own life. This blog is a home base for my comrades who are ready for growth. Maybe that is in homemaking or homesteading. Or maybe it’s in parenting or educating your kids. It could be in your worship and faith, or your understanding the Word of God. All of these things are important for the sake of the next generation.

My hope is to inspire you to live fully and freely!

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