This past week I celebrated a few milestones that were significant to me, although perhaps unnoticed by anyone else! First, it has been three months since we left our Oregon home. Three months is a long enough time to feel somewhat grounded (I don’t have to pull out a road map every time I leave the house!), and to feel a new sense of connection to this land and this place.
I also quietly celebrated the first birthday of this blog! Yes, a year ago I finally typed out my first few posts, first secretly, then publicly sharing with a few trusted friends, and now actually linking to my posts on Facebook! It actually has been a significant experience for me to put myself out into the world like this, and to flex my writing muscles. And I am so happy to have this blog. It gives me an outlet to share my creativity and thinking, and also has connected me with amazing people!
To celebrate this milestone, and to share my blog with some new folks, I am hosting a giveaway. Do you know this book?
To say that it changed my life would not be an overstatement. When I first read this book a few years ago, Brian and I were deep in discussion about a vision for our lives (part of which included a potential move to Missouri). Reading Radical Homemakers re-framed the discussion for me, opening up a whole new world of possibilities about what my life could look like. Here is a description of the book from author Shannon Hayes’s website:
Radical Homemakers is about men and women across the U.S. who focus on home and hearth as a political and ecological act; who center their lives around family and community for personal fulfillment and cultural change. It explores what domesticity looks like in an era that has benefited from feminism; where domination and oppression are cast aside, where the choice to stay home is no longer equated with mind-numbing drudgery, economic insecurity, or relentless servitude.
Radical Homemakers nation-wide speak about empowerment, transformation, happiness, and casting aside the pressures of a consumer culture to live in a world where money loses its power to relationships, independent thought, and creativity. If you ever considered quitting a job to plant tomatoes, read to a child, pursue creative work, can green beans and heal the planet, this is your book.
I would love to share this book with you, so I am giving away a brand spanking new copy of Radical Homemakers. If you’d like to be entered into the giveaway, please comment on this blog post, and to make me really smile, tell me something about yourself, or how you found my blog, or just say hello! If you would like additional chances to win, you can do any of the following:
1. Sign up to receive Homestead Honey via email! (In the box above to the right!)
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Once you’ve done any of these extras, leave me another comment, so I know!
I will close the giveaway on Wednesday January 23rd at Midnight, EST. The winner will be selected by Random Number Generator shortly after.
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