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Hey there. I’m Tristan. I am from the Berkshires in Western MA. I’ve heard it is a pretty remarkable place, but I haven’t traveled enough to fully agree. I know people have traveled far and wide and still, they have come back here, to the Berkshires. I will have to take their word for it.

I am a homeschooling mom to three beautiful and crazy children and am very passionate about radical homeschooling. Or eclectic homeschooling. Whatever kind of homeschooling we do, I dig it.

I love photography, the weather in the spring, and the way a cucumber tastes fresh from the garden with a sprinkle of salt. I’m a recovering ice cream addict. I love chocolate. I am a calligrapher, (wannabe) hand lettering artist, avid reader, and long time writer. When I was a little girl I dreamed of being a writer some day. I also dreamed of being a mother. I also loved letters. I loved typography. I loved letter forms. I would study packaging, newspapers, book covers, magazine covers, and anything else that had letters on it. I didn’t know what I was even looking at, truly, until a few years ago. I’m rambling; you’ll get used to that.

I suffer from chronic illness and some other things I am working to figure out. This makes it difficult, at times, to do the things that I love. I am trying to make room in my life to nurture these loves. This was born as part of that inner nurturing.

This blog will be about whatever I am holding in my heart and in my mind. It will be motherhood, homeschooling, things we love, chronic illness, and probably food. It will be real and it will be raw and it will be honest.

I hope you will hang out, for a while, and get to know me. If you relate or need a friend, feel free to reach out to me. I am always happy to talk.

Thank you and much love,



Published by Tristan Manzolini

Hey! I'm Tristan, lover of beautiful things, mother to three, chronic illness warrior, and the person behind this blog. I have been on a journey toward wellness for a bit now while homeschooling the kids and cooking (and eating) a lot of food. I wear my heart on my sleeve. I have come to the realization that I don't do well with middles. I like to ramble and talk about one thing that leads to something entirely different and I love run on sentences. Oh, and I really love things that I can't have at the moment (coffee, ice cream, chocolate, butter, fresh baked bread, I miss you and I'm sorry I didn't appreciate you as much as I should have love you bye).

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