Making Home


Transitioning to the Working World

Transitioning to the Working World

I think one of the reasons I was so keen to be a homemaker and homeschooler is because it allowed me to create my own alternate reality, a safe and secure home. My work will help create the kind of world I want to live in, the same way I did in building a home and family. That's the goal.

High Summer ~ Garden, Work & Homeschool

High Summer ~ Garden, Work & Homeschool

Growing a garden, getting stuff done around the apartment, being gainfully employed and getting these kids graduated.

The meaning of making

The meaning of making

The women I come from, my mom, aunties and grandmas; make beautiful, useful, warm and cozy things. They knit, crochet, sew, quilt, appliqué, and weave. I belong to a lineage of women makers, it is a heritage I am proud of and deeply grateful for. Women who make warmth out of scraps, beauty of balls of yarn, homes out of handmade.

An early September update

An early September update

Coming home from our big road trip has been like a re-set on our life. This is a newsy update about organizing, deep cleaning and de-cluttering, new routines and dietary changes, personal boundaries with internet engagement, the power of meditation, working and homeschool.

Learn to make soap (and nurture home, hearth and heart this winter)

Learn to make soap (and nurture home, hearth and heart this winter)

Winter is a great time to make soap. There's just something about fall and winter that stirs in people the desire to "make stuff". It's the increasing hours we spend indoors, it's the natural rhythm of preparing for and enduring winter.

Doing the next Big Thing

Doing the next Big Thing

What am I aiming for in a career, a vocation, in my work? What is my vision? Quite simply to do the work before me, and live the things I'm called to do.

A glossary of terms

A glossary of terms

It's important for me to define the terms I'm using in this series. When I use the words work, calling, vocation, purpose, I'm not bantering around ambiguous words and I'm not using them interchangeably. I have certain ideas in mind associated with each of these words.