Hello, and welcome to TheByzantineLife.com, by The Byzantine Life Media & Consulting!
My Byzantine name is Kyleshka, and I am a God-fearing, homeschooling, writer, wife, and mom. The last few years of my life have been a whirlwind of romance… from growing in my Catholic faith, meeting and marrying my husband, to having our first baby girl. As a family we are dedicated to being living icons of Christ. We are by no means perfect, but our love is strong, and God’s grace is even stronger.
A few of the facts
- I’m an adopted only child
- I am an Oblate of St. Benedict
- Green is the best and I love it so much
- I chose St. Rita as my patron (here is why)
- My dream is to write as well as J. R. R. Tolkien
- I never purposefully leave the house without a flower in my hair
- I have earned a Writing Diploma and an Honours Bachelor of Arts in English
- I am a Certified Organizational Specialist™ and a member of Professional Organizers in Canada
About My Family
My husband (the Badger Dad/LSP): Known around the house as Tato, the Badger Dad is the Byzantine head of this family. He grew up strongly rooted in his family’s Ukrainian heritage, and he is the reason we are sponsoring a child in Ukraine! He is a geek for information and technology, and runs the technical side of this website. The Badger Dad is trained as a Library Technician but works in Freedom of Information and continues his post-secondary studies while he is working to support our family. Badger Dad reverted to his native Byzantine Catholic Church from the Roman Catholic, Latin Rite. He is a proud member/supporter of:
Firstborn daughter (nickname: Little Fox). She is the joy of our lives! Little Fox spends her days drinking milk, napping, and teaching her Mama and Tato how to be parents. Everything in the house belongs to her and should find its way into her mouth. Unfortunately, no one else believes this and keeps exciting things like scissors and knifes away from her eager (and strong) grasp.
About This Blog
This blog is a sharing of my life with you! The Family section is focused on home life, with updates on what is happening in our family, tips and tricks we have discovered to improve our daily lives, and how we are cultivating a joyous home. The ByzCatholic chapter of our site is full of religious resources. There are segments on Fasts and Feasts in the Eastern Catholic tradition (along with information on how they compare with the Catholic West), resources for Catholic kids, Great Book suggestions, and posts about deepening your relationship with the one true God! Finally, the Homeschool section talks about why we are choosing homeschooling, what we are doing to build our curriculum and lesson plans, and how we are using the Classical education method.
If you live in or around Saskatoon, SK, and want a consultation on Home Organizing then please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
God with us,