Welcome! I’m Chelsea Anne. I like dancing while cleaning. I put hot sauce on almost everything. I like to give other people (and myself) a lot of grace. I’m also into: antiques, swans, roses, feminist theory, hiphop, fiber art, and period dramas.
I live in Sarasota, Florida, where I’ve worked for several years as a doula, midwifery advocate and childbirth educator. I currently write a local column called Mothering Honestly, in which I tell the general public about my mishaps as a mom. I’m all about championing our humanness as parents, guys!
My husband Tim and I were married in 2011 and since then we’ve had three daughters: Celeste (age 5), Rosa Maeve (age 2) and Guinevere (7 months). I am home with them full time, which is horrible and incredible.
We are also the owners and operators of Grove Ladder Farm, a soy-free livestock farm here in Sarasota. We raise chickens and turkeys on pasture: they get all the grass, bugs and sunlight that they need! Our family spends a lot of time at nearby farmer’s markets selling our goodies, which is a total delight.
With three spirited little girls and over a thousand poultry birds under our care, we stay busy. I write whenever I can. Holy Sparkle began as way to keep notes along my spiritual travels. Much of the journey took place behind the scenes, involving a curious road from New Agey paganism to Roman Catholicism. I write a little about becoming Catholic and a lot about mothering. Mostly, I trail after beauty.
You can read more here about the title of this blog and how it came to be.
Thank you for visiting! Sparkle forth, y’all.