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Monthly Archives: September 2012

Doing Good Work in the World

Fall, for me, has always been an invigorating month—one I pine for after the intense heat and the humidity of summer have sapped my physical energy if not occasionally my spirit.  However, fall now has a new meaning for me.  It was this time last year my son had his first seizure and was subsequently […]

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Kiwi Crate | Let the creativity come to you

There was a time when I would stroll the aisles of Hobby Lobby dreaming up our next craft. We’d leisurely make our way from the paint to the glitter to the ribbon departments and dream up something grand. But then…….. Baby # 2 arrived. & he didn’t sleep much. And his big sister was getting […]

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who’s ready for Christmas?! (totally kidding.)

Wouldn’t we all like to be that Creative Mama who gets her laundry done every Sunday, writes thank you notes the moment the gift is unwrapped, knows the perfect dish to make for every occasion, and has Halloween costumes ready (handmade!) before October even starts? Now raise your hand if you are that Mama. (crickets.) […]

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Creativity and Motherhood

Being a mother is a truly amazing experience. As any mom knows, however, it can be draining, and messy, and you can easily find yourself baffled at how drastically your life has changed in such a short time. Often the routines of caring for children can feel anything but creative. It is easy to wonder […]

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Filling your Creative Bucket

I’ve taken pictures for as long as I can remember.  It started with a Kodak Disc camera (does anyone remember those) that I got for Christmas in sixth grade.  I snapped pictures of my little brother, my friends and scenes from our summer vacations.  This love for photography and creating art grew, as I did, […]

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Dear Me…

Dear Me, You’re 14 and just started high school.  You have a few girlfriends and aren’t quite sure of who you are or where you are going.  You’ve had braces for years, are tall and thin and mostly gangly and awkward. You’re smart and ambitious and not afraid of the world – don’t change that. […]

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