Like most people, there's many layers that make up the sum of who I am. I have a profession, hobbies, passions, unique skills and dreams. Ultimately my background ranges vastly so here's the tip of the iceberg.
Dreams: I wish to build myself a self sustaining environmentally sound home where I can grow my own food and build my own things.
Hobbies: I enjoy, reading, knitting, board games and team sports.
Passions: Everything I do is so I can ultimately support these particular passions; climbing, pottery, theatre, and culinary arts.
My sub-passions include: paddling, snowboarding, skiing and all outdoor activities.
Unique skills: Bushcraft, pole fitness, guitar, Macguyering things, scuba diver, ski patroller, RCACS alumni, leadership and survival skills.
Professions: Dental hygienist, lifeguard, potter.
Being a new mother I never realized this whole culture that existed regarding the isolation a lot of moms feel. Even ones that used to be outdoorsy and active, once the first months of excitement of a new baby die down, they are overwhelmed with loneliness. Continue reading →
My parenting methods have been observed and studied over many years. Ever since I was a teenager I knew I would have children and growing up in an unstable environment I made it a habit to watch, study and learn how others raised and parented their children. I have followed hundreds of parents and children over the years and made comparisons to discover what was effective. Continue reading →
Many people have asked me if I knew American Sign Language (ASL) before Basia was born and they often ask me how I know so much. The answer is I started learning the same time my baby did. Continue reading →
(Depending on your knot tying skills…) I’ve had a lot of comments and questions about where “I got” my baby carrier… the truth is, I made it myself using a couple of baby blankets. A couple months ago I found myself in a bind because I left my homemade baby wrap in the car so applying my first aid sling making skills I tied a triangular and made it into a quick carrier.
Basia’s (Baa-Sha) first toilet poop! Toilet training before a Human can speak. A lot of people are skeptics and don’t think it can be done, but I’ve seen it, I believe in it, and I’m not afraid to putting in the time to try. Continue reading →
Many of my followers know I am constantly trying new things in order to continue personal growth, and also so that I can hopefully inspire those around me that it’s never too late. It will be hard and unnerving as an adult but it’s never too late.
People think I am brave for trying new things but it’s actually the opposite quality that motivates me. It’s fear that drives me to not stay stagnant.