I am Anna Eastland, a Canadian writer and homeschooling mother of eight. I have been writing poetry since high school and hold a BA in English and Classical Studies from UBC. I have written a number of articles and am a contributing author for an anthology on motherhood entitled Love Rebel: Reclaiming Motherhood. I recently published a book of poetry entitled unexpected blossoming: a journey of grief and hope. Writing poetry helps me to process the intense emotions that come from losing a child in labour, my 6th, and to give them expression.
I started my blog about 6 years ago and have found it immensely rewarding, especially as a vehicle to connect with and encourage other moms. Everyone is welcome here in Crazy Land! I hope you will find some words to brighten your day and help you feel less alone on this amazing journey that is motherhood, where love matters more than perfection, and as Anne of Green Gables’ teacher Miss Stacy said, “every day is new, with no mistakes in it.” Yet! 😉