I’m so glad you stopped by Carrots, my little spot of the web to discuss faith, motherhood, literature, and urban homesteading!

If you don’t know where to begin, you might to check out my most popular posts or my favorite posts from last year.

A little introduction…

I’m Haley, a Catholic convert, wife, and bookish mama to three (preschooler, toddler, and newborn) living in the bright, sunny South on our little urban homestead. After quitting grad school to raise my little ones, I spend my days writing, homeschooling my preschooler, celebrating the seasons of the Christian Year, and chasing my babies or The Questing Beast and our other backyard chickens.

When I get a moment to myself I love to read Jane Austen, Evelyn Waugh, L.M. Montgomery, or Flannery O’Connor with a cup of coffee in hand.

I’ve been married for seven years to my high school sweetheart, Daniel. His beard is impressive, his tattoos are many, and he’s an amazing cook, brew master, gardener, backyard chicken farmer, and ultra-marathon runner who lovingly puts up with my failure to keep our house clean and watches countless BBC miniseries with me without complaint. What a guy!


 Benjamin is our lively, chatty preschooler and big brother extraordinaire.


Lucy is our darling, sweet-tempered toddler who tries to keep up with big brother and plays little mama to her baby sister.


Gwen Stellamaris is our precious, snuggly newborn with undeniably awesome hair.

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My work has also been featured at Catholic ExchangeAltCatholicahMama And Baby Love and Blogher.

Thanks again for dropping by! You can contact me at haley.s.stewart(at)gmail(dot)com


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(Some photos on this page compliments of Sarah Gray Photography and Simply Inspired Mama.)