Kristen Kill
Kristen Kill

Hope doesn't ever stop, but it sure can feel hard to find. When I didn't know the words, hope belted out a wild number still, like a siren call, inviting me into a life of feasting and beauty and rest- a feathered life- hidden under the wing of the one who sings over me with great delight and love.


Kristen Kill is a woman transformed by the delight of God. She loves coffee, gingerbread, and staying up late with her nose in a good mystery. She believes there is something sacred in lighting candles, in setting a beautiful table and inviting others in. Most days she can be found attempting to learn how to cook, redecorating any given room instead of cleaning her house, and homeschooling her five hilarious children.

A contributing Editor at The Better Mom, and co-host of At Home, a popular podcast with Sally Clarkson, Kristen is passionate about encouraging women who feel stretched thin. She believes that tension is where we can learn to live expectant for the music and melody God is singing over of each one of us. She writes about home, creativity, and flourishing at her blog Hope With Feathers (

After spending the last seven years in the hustle of New York City, she and her husband, Josh, are learning to go slow as they raise their family and walk their anxious hound dog in the Pacific Northwest. Her first book, Finding Selah : The Simple Practice of Peace When You Need it Most is due from Zondervan in January of 2018.

The whole fam bam Fall 2015 in NYC

Our newest member, baby Harry!  Fall 2016 in PDX

FAQ: Fun and silly answers to Frequent questions

Where do you all live? We see so much NYC and PNW in your social feed.

After nearly 7  beautiful years in Manhattan, our family is back in the Pacific Northwest, calling the Portland area home for now. We travel throughout the region and still make it back to NYC often for work, so the Empire state will certainly still make an appearance from time to time in our photos.

How old are your kids?

Our kids are 15, 13, 11, 9, and baby Harry is busting through the months of his first year faster than any of us would like!

What does your husband do for a living?

Josh is a marine biologist and geneticist turned creative entrepreneur, who is much cooler than I could ever dream to be. He is currently the Director of Squarespace Labs, the innovative, dreaming and scheming branch of Squarespace Inc., where he has been employed or the last 9 years in various leadership roles. 

How did you decide homeschool?

Oh what a great question! We had beautiful years in public education (including through University) ourselves, and will forever cheer on our grandparents, parents, aunts, uncles and siblings who have devoted themselves to their students as educators themselves. We never thought we would homeschool. Ever. When our oldest was 4 and in preschool, we began to read about homeschooling and caught a vision for home discipleship and a way of learning that was creative, innovative and fit the needs of each of our children. We loved the idea of a childhood steeped in literature and exploration.  We dipped a baby toe into the waters to give it a try when she was in kindergarten and absolutely fell in love with learning as a family.