About

Welcome to Adventures of an Orthodox Mom.

Sylvia Leontaritis is the author of the children’s book, A Pocketful of Seeds.  Her work has appeared in The Handmaiden journal, The Orthodox Observer, and on Ancient Faith Radio.

Adventures of an Orthodox Mom was mentioned recently in The Washington Post and Sylvia also made an appearance on The Dr. Oz Show this year!

She is an active member of the Society of Children’s Book Writers & Illustrators.

She has also contributed to Pemptousia, an internet publication by The Friends of Vatopaidi Monastery on Mount Athos and is also a writer for The Sounding, an Orthodox Christian Network blog.

Sylvia lives on a small farm in Florida with her husband and their three sons.  When she’s not changing diapers or tending the animals (non-children ones), she can be found fiddling in the garden, knitting or scribbling down story ideas.  Their family attends services at the two monasteries nearby their home.

She is currently working on her next book.  Stay tuned for updates!

This blog chronicles some of Sylvia’s favorite (and not-so-favorite) recipes, products and brands, DIY projects, and craft ideas for kids all alongside her thoughts and everyday experiences of raising children within the Orthodox Christian Faith.

Never heard of the Orthodox Church?  It’s the oldest and second largest Christian faith in the world and has remained unchanged for 2000 years.  It is the original Christian faith that Christ established.  Read more about it here.

No matter what your faith, we hope you’ll join in the adventures!