Welcome to the new online home for my journal and photos. I’m new to WordPress so please forgive me for constantly tinkering and breaking things here! Advice is welcome.
Our big family has a lot going on! This site is young and it may take some time for me to share it all. In the mean time here is a place for things near and dear to our hearts:
Our oldest is studying Mandarin in Nanjing this summer. He earned a full scholarship and has been fundraising a ticket and funds to make it happen. Help if you can.
I’m Tabitha. I live in Berkeley, CA, USA with my five kids and my husband, Karl.
Karl and I met in California, had a couple of kids, moved to Missouri to live on a farm of our own making, had a couple more kids, moved back to California, bought a house in Berkeley, and had one more kid. That bring us to the present.
We love Berkeley and feel at home here. Karl works in solar and is a passionate environmentalist and DIYer. I am a home-birthing, homeschooling, homemaking geek who loves her children. This is why, now that some are in school and even -gasp!- involved in competitive sports, I’m also one of those school moms who wears school colors and goes to as many regattas as she can.
I love growing tomatoes. I was raised in a place where growing tomatoes was both a gardener’s imperative and fetish, and the unspoken race for the first ripe tomato began every year as soon as the soil was warm enough. I haven’t always grown them as an adult, but here we have the luxury of …
I logged into our Go Fund Me page for Tristan’s China trip and discovered it was fully funded! Amazing! We have so much gratitude for this outpouring of support. I don’t know if you’ve ever used Go Fund Me, but it has been a very positive experience for us. We had to buy the ticket …
K just offered her services as a babysitter. How can this be? And yet, she is the most qualified person imaginable for the job. I trust her completely. I’m wowed by her daily; her nurturing spirit and her attentive ways surpass me. She’ll be great.
Email is the best way to reach me: email@example.com