Welcome to the Homestead!

life lessons, love letters, and recipes

Hi, Iโ€™m Kelin! I teach rhetoric and writing at a public university. I’m a gardener, former chef, wannabe real farmer, and a person with anxiety who is passionate about people.

My husband, Brian, is a project manager, former engineer, former fine art painter, and a person on the autism spectrum who is passionate about making.

Together we have two children, Chloe and Liam, who are now entering their teen years.

Together as a family we go through funny and hard things. We learn and we grow. We share it here to make connections and community.

Recent Blog Posts

Returning To My Roots

Something in me broke last week. I don’t think it was a bad thing, actually. I think I had to acknowledge how I was feeling about leaving my position in higher education and about how my job search had been going (ahem decidedly not stellar). The world inside the academy is institutional by design, andContinue reading “Returning To My Roots”


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