Making Home


Second Bloom: transitions to new midlife vocations from mothering and homeschooling (a conversation series)

Second Bloom: transitions to new midlife vocations from mothering and homeschooling (a conversation series)

What can I learn from the stories of other women's journeys across the threshold of full time mother, homemaker and homeschooler into second half of life careers? What secrets might I glean? What wisdom or insight might I be able to apply to my own life and situation?

A Friday Introduction (and a bit of Instagram talk)

A Friday Introduction (and a bit of Instagram talk)

Sharing the Friday Introduction I posted to Instagram today. An update to my current about page here on the blog.

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.