About Me

Hi! I’m Kate!

about me page

I’m not-your-average stay at home Mom. But, what Mom do you know is really average? I believe everyone has something that makes them different and unique, and no, I’m not standing on a soapbox here!

I have two boys, Mac (July ’09) and Hamish (November ’12) that make my world go round, as well as a terrific husband. Does that mean that Marius is perfect? Nope, but neither am I and we have fun in our crazy life together.

I love to cook and bake, because I’m passionate about our family eating good food. I want it to nurish us, not just fill our bellies. There has been a lot of changes in the way we eat since Mac was born. I haven’t wrote a lot of posts in the last year or so, and when I read some of the recipes, I cringe. I’m slowly working on updating them to how we eat now, but we currently eat as little processed food as possible. We prefer local and organic. I am a food snob! I want my good food to taste good. I also want to be able to afford things like, you know, gas to drive somewhere, so I’ve got to do it on a budget!

I’m a geek that enjoys menu planning, grocery shopping, baking, cooking, making as much of our food from scratch as possible and feeding people! I don’t menu plan because I have to. I do it because I LOVE to! (My Mom assures me I didn’t get that from her.)

I’m also not perfect, and I’m not afraid to admit it. Of course I want every day to start with sunshine, a clean house and nothing to do but play with my kids and go outside for endless amounts of time. It’s just not going to happen! We all have bad days, sometimes it’s 4 o’clock and you realize you haven’t even been out the door for a few minutes. Whoops!

I strive to spend enough time with my boys, while also getting a few things done around the house. When it comes down to it, I’m not going to look back and regret that I spent more time with my boys and less doing housework! It’s a balance I’m still working on…

I’ve almost always had farm animals of some sort, and I don’t know if my life would be complete without them. It heals me to spend time outside doing mindless repetitive chores. I love that while milking our cow, I can put my head against her side and be absorbed in the silence.

That is, if I’m lucky enough to be there on my own. (Sometimes it happens…)

I hope you enjoy the ride!

“Therefore do not worry about tomorrow for tomorrow will worry about it’s own things. Sufficient for the day is it’s own troubles”

Mathew 6:33


  1. 4littlefergusons says:

    Helloooooo friend! Where are you? Crazy busy planning next weekends BIG DAY! Woo hoo! :) Are you still on FB, cause my dumb computer won’t let me find any Kate Hosie. Are you going by Mrs. Kate Schatt already (Ok, can’t recall if that is the right new last name or not!) :) Miss you, HUGS! T

  2. Chera says:

    Hi Kate. Im on fb and you can find my page at Learn to make cheese. Im also in BC on the west coast too. Or on the east coast of this west coast island. I would like to make contact with you as I also hunt and cook and make cheese like crazy! Love your reads!

    • schatfamily@live.ca says:

      I think I’ve seen your postings on van isl farm swap groups?? Sounds like we have many similar hobbies! Thanks for reading, I love connecting with readers. Will try find you.

  3. Cathleen says:

    Stumbled upon your blog via Instagram , not sure how or through who but am just enjoying what I’ve read so far. You come across as a true and sincere person. Hard to find here in DC:)
    Thanks for sharing life moments and recipes. Am not a great cook but look forward to trying the 7 :) step cinnamon rolls.

    • schatfamily@live.ca says:

      Which page is password locked for you? I had to password lock a bunch that had “health claims” with E.O.’s or delete them all together otherwise FDA would not be happy.

  4. Earlene says:

    Where are you in Canada? I live 90 miles south of Duluth, Mn. I am a Grandma who works, but got to stay at home until my kids left for college. I love Jesus and love my husband.

    • schatfamily@live.ca says:

      I’m on the west coast, in the gulf islands of Canada! Thats so neat that you were able to stay home with your kids for so long. I hope I’m able to do the same.

  5. Rebecca says:

    Hi, I’m really interested in the Ultimate Postpartum Kit, but it’s locked. It seems FDA is tying up access to a lot of good info. It’s there another way to get it? Thanks

    • schatfamily@live.ca says:

      I’m sorry, the FDA has strict rules and I had to delete them or password protect them. I wish I could share them publicly :(

    • schatfamily@live.ca says:

      I’m sorry, the FDA has strict rules and I had to delete them or password protect them. I wish I could share them publicly :(

  6. Carol Brown says:

    I saw your roller recipes on Pinterest and would really like to know what they contain. I am a Young Living Member! Thanks! I see that this needs a password!

    • schatfamily@live.ca says:

      I’m sorry, the FDA has strict rules and I had to delete them or password protect them. I wish I could share them publicly :(

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