Kasii Oakley

Kasii Oakley
Kasii is an aspiring homemaker, homeschooler, and homesteader raising both kids and animals. Kasii and her mountain man chose Vermont’s NEK to raise their five energetic, nature-loving children. She wades among piles of laundry, art supplies, and compost, working her way to a more sustainable, self-sufficient lifestyle. She has a passion for trees, positive energy, and connecting with other humans. She especially loves creating circles for moms to share the joys and pains of raising kids. Trained in Mindfulness and Mindful Parenting by Hunter Clarke-Fields, Kasii facilitates opportunities for parents in the NEK to connect, learn self-awareness through mindfulness strategies, and gain helpful tools to communicate thoughtfully with their children.
Two little boys wearing hats are sitting in a field of grass. One is reading a book to the other one.

The One Simple Thing I Do to Get My Kids to Read

I’ve heard it said, kids are terrible at doing what we say, but experts at copying what we do. In my experience, it couldn’t be more true. Obviously, this happens most effectively when I’m...
Three guinea hens standing on porch rail with the fall colors of leaves behind them in the background.

Raising Guinea Hens for Tick Control

Are you considering raising guinea hens for tick control on your property? We’ve tried it and highly recommend it. Beware though, there are a few things to think through before raising guinea hens in your...

How I’m Learning to Be a Calm Mom

“I would be a calm mom if I had fewer kids,” I say when I feel overwhelmed by my five children– ages eight and under.  Before having babies, I was pretty easygoing, but as my...

You Have to Rescue Yourself. There Is No One Else

Oh, last summer was rough, really rough. It was our second summer in Vermont. We moved here from Alabama during the height of the COVID lockdown in 2020 with our five little kids- ages...