Yelling. Threats. Shame. These were the tools many of our parents used to discipline us, and the ones we vowed never to deploy in our own homes. And yet, sometimes we find ourselves using them, no matter how ineffective and harmful we know them to be. 

Peaceful Parenting

The Peaceful Parenting Workshop will show you that you are not alone in this strange disconnect of desire vs habit. Through the wisdom of parenting experts, scientists, therapists, professors, spiritual leaders, and parents like you, we will learn the skills to become peaceful parents who raise kind, capable, and confident children-- without yelling, threatening, or shaming. The workshop is designed for you to move at your own pace, as you are able to fit in throughout your busy day. When you are finished, the materials are yours to keep forever so that you can access the tools whenever you need them. 


This workshop is under development-- join the waitlist today to receive a 25% discount when it launches. In the meantime, you will receive our seasonal newsletter that is full of deeply thoughtful essays, inspiration, poetry, and wisdom. It is never spammy or salesy (because you get enough of those in your inbox already)! 

Hi, I'm Kristina. 

I became a mother after years of dreaming, cooking, writing, and helping others communicate their work to the world. I lost myself in motherhood, as so many of us do, and struggled to find a foothold in this fast-paced, modern world we inhabit. I longed for the communities of my ancestors, and felt the competing pull of technology and a slower lifestyle; the overwhelming pressure that our patriarchal society heaps upon mothers; and the contradictory loneliness of being constantly surrounded by my children yet always feeling alone. 

"Growing Homes is my way of helping parents come home to themselves."

I founded Growing Homes as a way to share the things that have helped me to find my center-- to rebalance myself in a modern world. Through the timeless practical homekeeping skills of our ancestors: cooking, gardening, and handicrafts; along with a solid foundation in self-nurturing, mindfulness practices, and parenting philosophies rooted in respect, I believe we can all find our way to a calm and peaceful home. 

Courses & Workshops

Do you feel called to explore ancestral homekeeping, mindfulness, incorporating ritual into your daily life, and feeling calmer and more grounded at home?