About Kathleen

Hi! I’m Kathleen.

Kathleen writing

I like to think of myself as an intellectual because I have a Master’s degree in literature, I wear glasses and I smoked a pipe one time. It helps me to feel better about the fact that I’m almost completely unemployable.  The apex of my academic career was having a paper published in the John Donne Journal, which I’m sure was read by at least a dozen people.

I’m in my late twenties and I’ve been married to my entrepreneur husband, Ben, for eight years. We live in Ontario with our two-year-old daughter, Lydia.

Lydia Collage

Ben and I started dating when I was 17 and he was 19; we married three years later while I was still an undergraduate. We welcomed Lydia into our family in 2011, after several years of not-so-patient waiting, with a wonderful and memorable home birth.

For a while, I worked as a lackey for minimum wage at a local publishing house. I really, really sucked at it. I’m currently a stay-at-home mom, with plans to stay home indefinitely.

I’m now a bit of a crunchy, cloth-diapering, baby-wearing, attachment-parenting mama. I make my own shampoo, conditioner, toothpaste, deodorant, and laundry detergent. And I clean my face with oil. I’m also into raw milk and cultured dairy.

Some of my passions include natural living (including natural childbirth and traditional foods); anything handmade and homemade; gardening; YA fantasy and science fiction; and everything written by C. S. Lewis.

I also collect garden gnomes. Their names are Bradley, Chad, Dennis, Raymond, Bruce, Charles, Gary, Kyle, Geoffrey, Milton, Phil, Reggie, Eddie, Richard, Stevie, and Tollers.

Someday, Ben and I hope to own some land and grow all our own food. For now, we live on the outskirts of town, where we keep a modest garden in the front yard during the summer and tap our gigantic maple tree for syrup in the spring.

Well, I’m glad you stopped by! I look forward to getting to know you, too!

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