Hi! I’m Margaret.

I am a mom to four beautiful children. Elena, Vera, Joshua and Esther. And wife to an amazing and talented man, Jamin. We moved from the Midwest to Washington just a few years ago. We miss seeing our family so frequently but love love love the scenery the Pacific Northwest has to offer. We don’t know if we’ll be here forever. We plan to take advantage of our time here while we can.

This website is a mix of my own life, art projects, exploring and taking care of our hearts. Hence the name, Tending Hearts. I want this to be a place where people can be encouraged and find inspiration for living the life of their dreams.

Many of my posts are about real life. That includes my struggle with anxiety. Anxiety can hold you back from accomplishing your dreams if you let it. I invite you on my journey to push past the fear and hopefully anyone else struggling will find some help as well.

Photo Credit: Melissa Pennington