Hi, I’m L. E. Mastilock. I’m an author, artist, nature lover, and all about family! They are my greatest love.
I love nature and can’t stand to be indoors or even in town for too long. I must escape for at least a short hike, away from technology and noise; to breathe in the fresh air and renew.
I strive to live a natural, healthy lifestyle. We recently switched to a gluten-free diet due to some health issues and I love to share our new favorite recipes.
I paint, draw, crochet… I’ve always loved to create things whether in the kitchen, writing, or art. I can’t stick to just one medium, so I am constantly learning to use new materials. I then end up temporarily obsessed with a new passion. I’ve been known to teach occasional art camps for kids of preschool and elementary ages as well as direct early education programs.
I love reading, but get sucked in and nothing else gets done until I’m finished with a good book (little ones don’t appreciate that so much) so I’ve had to resist for a while. I absolutely love to write and am enjoying sharing my passions, art and craft ideas, educational activities, green living, and healthy lifestyle here with you!
I’m a published author of the short story ‘Twice Disrupted’ in the award winning anthology Rescued: The Stories of 12 Cats, Through Their Eyes.
“Boo” is my fearless, stubborn, silly, little Kindergartner girl and “Monkey” is my energetic, sweet, and much more introverted (like me), big kid. I homeschool them in beautiful Santa Cruz, CA.
I also have a grown foster daughter who I will brag is now a chef (so proud)! I love watching them grow and learn. I have a very supportive husband that lets me stay home to raise our kids and figure out what I want to do when I grow up (ha ha). They are the most important things in my life!
I would love to hear from you! What are your top challenges in parenting, homeschooling or other topics I mentioned?
Please feel free to comment and share! I’m looking forward to getting to know you!