About Anel

Hello, there!

I’m so glad you’ve stopped by for a virtual visit. I am Anel Lestage, author of this blog and portrait photographer over at tendernestportraits.com I am a Mexican immigrant, who’s been calling Texas home for over 20 years. I fell in love with my high school sweetheart and married him at the young age of 19. Together, we have four adorable kids ages 1 to 11 and are currently expecting our fifth (and last) baby

I am a former educator who left teaching to become a full time mom. When my oldest son graduated kindergarten, five years ago, we made the decision to pull him out of public school so that I could teach him myself. Homeschooling has been the best thing that has happened to our family! It has completely revolutionized the way I parent my children as well as my lifestyle

This blog is where I share my journey in motherhood, adventures in homeschooling, and my goals to create a simple, sustainable, mindful life