Hi, I’m Christina.
I’m an educator turned stay-at-home-parent turned writer turned dreamer.
who am i?
I am mama to two beautiful daughters. I am so grateful to have connected with online mom groups and to be in a generation where motherhood and parenting norms are constantly celebrated and challenged. My evolution into motherhood has been bumpy and downright painful sometimes. It’s also one of my greatest joys.
Ok, technically former teacher, but I don’t think the teacher gene ever leaves you. I taught 10 years of Kindergarten and one of 4th grade. I’ve been in Private, Public, and Charter settings, Montessori and Traditional in classrooms from PA to CA. I believe in transforming ourselves so we can transform our teaching.
Oh, boy, this is a big one! I spontaneously stopped drinking in January 2019 and thus began a deep dive into questioning my relationship with alcohol. I am forever indebted to the Sober Community for sharing their wisdom and guidance.
This is my greatest lesson–learning to be human. Sometimes I live high on spirit and it’s my greatest challenge to allow my human self to come through. I stumble, I trip, I fall. But I also run, soar, and leap. This is me making space for it all.
I’m so glad you’re here.
I have words to share. They’ve been in me all along and I knew they needed a bigger space to live. Once I said I could, once I gave myself permission to be, they haven’t stopped. It’s been a long time coming. Truly, thank you for being here. I hope we can grow together.
I currently live in Vancouver B.C*. I lived in Oakland, CA for five years and before that my hometown of Erie, PA. My husband and I have dated for nearly 20 years, almost half of our lives. We have twin six-year-olds.
I am everything and nothing.
I started this website to share myself with you. You’ll find me at the intersection of Spirit, Education, Motherhood, Parenting, and Sobriety. I am all of these things, more, and none of them in particular.
I am simply me and that’s why I’m here.
*I am learning and unlearning, a constant work, and through this I wish to acknowledge I am on the traditional, ancestral, unceded lands of the Coast Salish peoples (Musqueam, Squamish, and Tsleil-Waututh First Nations). I came from the unceded territory of the Ohlone People and was birthed on the lands of the Erie people.
I am constantly being shown the ways I am still comfortable in my privilege. I strive to change the status quo by working towards Conscious Parenting/Education, acceptance of our whole self, the dismantling of our conditioned beliefs, and through Anti-Bias, Anti-Racist education (including but not limited to the oppression and marginalization of BIPOC, neighbors who identify as L.G.B.T.Q.I.A.+, and to those with a different culture and religious belief than my own).
I believe in a world changed, where we live in the beauty of presence. We are all people who want love, connection, belonging, and purpose. I also recognize you and I are perfectly imperfect. We will slip. I strive to be inclusive and I wish no harm, and I recognize my actions and words may still show the growth I have yet to do. I am willing to do better.
Hate is not tolerated here.
Let’s connect and grow together.