Hello, I’m Raine – mother, writer, educator. I realized early on that I care deeply about the well being of children and families. I knew I wanted to support young learners so I decided to pursue a career in education. After an internship at a democratic free school in the UK, I returned home to Canada and jumped into early childhood education where I focused on nature and arts based learning experiences in preschools, kindergarten and out of school care. While working on my masters degree I took an elective course on how our birth and prebirth experiences shape our lives and realized how important those earliest of experiences are to how we grow and learn. Then I became a mother and I realized how much care families need to raise both their children and themselves. Home Roots is my love for slow living, conscious parenting, holistic health and natural learning rooted in a desire to support emerging families. This is home.