Welcome to this humble space. My hope is that you’ll feel at home here. That you will feel inspired rather than made less. That you would be inspired to be intentional in a moment or experience – with your little one, while washing the dishes, watering the garden, folding laundry, working in or out of the home, picking up toys. That in the mundane of the everyday, you would find beauty. What you read and see here is truly a reflection of the beauty I find in friends, family, fellow bloggers, nature – and the special moments of our journey – the celebrated mundane of the everyday.
Tiny Peasant is a blog and shop focused on simple living, learning, making, and eating. We’re fans of child-led learning (and we like an eclectic mix of Montessori, Waldorf and others), nature, hand-crafting, homesteading skills, and growing, cooking and eating good food.
Most of what you see on the blog shows the better bits of our days and weeks together as a homeschooling, urban-homesteading family, but behind the scenes there is plenty of mess, dust, handprints on the walls, noise, and the usual goings-on of family life.
I’m Kris Antonius, your main contributor here at the blog, and the crafter and designer behind the Tiny Peasant line of goods and learning packages, along with my husband, Mike Berg. I am a mother of four amazing kiddos – ages 4, 7, 11, and 14 – 3 of whom I spend my days with after leaving my teaching career to welcome our first child seven years ago. Together, we learn in and about nature, about God, and about the things that interest us.
We are also the owners of Cityfolk Creative (formerly Door62 Media), and co-founders & organizers of the DIY Homesteader Festival (read the Pure Green Magainze article about it. Another article. Watch the video here).
Thanks for stopping by – it would be lovely to hear from you in the comments or over email.
*top two photos by Pauline Boldt.