Hi, I’m Alissa

I’m so glad you are here! 

Just a little about me… I’m married to my best friend, Aaron, and we have five boys. We have homeschooled all of them from the very beginning and I can’t believe our oldest will be graduating soon! My favorite things to do are care for them and our home. 

I grew up in a large family. I was the second oldest of 11 kids. All I ever wanted to be was a wife and mother. And I truly treasure the life the Lord has given me. 

I love baking and just being able to give all my guys lots of yummy food! Staying home and living a slow, simple life, is my favorite. I also love to do DIY projects… sometimes to my husband’s chagrin. HA! But really, he’s super handy and the muscle behind our projects and loves it… because he loves me. 

I hope you’ll stick around and join me in the pursuit of homemaking!

Image of Alissa Hartland, author of Pursuit of Homemaking blog.

Fun Facts About Me

I’d rather be


Listening to

my kids play

grateful for

my family

Favorite place


my weekends

groceries & family

best snuggle buddies

my kids
man and woman with two small children on hay ride

Where this all began

My dream since I was a little girl was to be a wife, mother, and homemaker. As the second oldest of a family with eleven kids, I thankfully got a lot of practice before I could have a family of my own. I loved to cook and clean and help with my siblings. I loved it!

My dreams came true when I met my husband and shortly after got married and started our family. Five boys quickly followed and our house was full of love, crazy, fun, and laughter. I love caring for my boys and I wanted to share my love for family and home in my pursuit of homemaking. I hope you will enjoy following along!