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Monthly Archives: December 2012

Hearing His Music Once Again

“If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away.”  –Henry David Thoreau “Well, hello there, cutie!”  “Thanks, little buddy.” Words from strangers in public places to my seven-year-old son in the […]

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He teaches me

Last week I set a blank canvas board in front of my son, who’s nearly four, and I told him to go for it. And I just watched. He didn’t hesitate- not even for a moment. He simply picked a brush and started covering that stark white with color. It didn’t occur to him to […]

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Making an Instagram Book

As a child, one of my favorite things to do was look through our family photo albums.  I would sit for hours studying each image, recalling the people and places in our pictures.  Maybe this was where my love for photography really began.  Now, as a mother I can see my own children doing the […]

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A Modern Tree & a Math Lesson

Simple is beautiful. I still don’t think I fully understand what it means to simplify, but what I do know is that the prettiest things I’ve ever seen aren’t complicated. Whether it’s wardrobe, decor, art, food–simple just always seems better. I was perusing instagram this week and stumbled upon a friend’s craft and just loved […]

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Giveaway – Stubby Pencil Studio

I love the products Stubby Pencil Studio sells because they are both eco-friendly + unique – nothing you are going to find at a big-box store. We are so grateful to have Stubby Pencil Studio and owner, Kate, back this year to offer another amazing giveaway for The Creative Mama readers! Kate has also generously […]

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Allowed to Choose

“Your children are not your children. They are sons and daughters of Life’s longing for itself. They come through you but not from you. And though they are with you yet they belong not to you. You may give them your love but not your thoughts, For they have their own thoughts. You may house […]

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Great Mom. Not Super Mom.

With the holiday season hear our mama to-do lists seem longer, our expectations higher and pressures greater. Peace on Earth (or even just in our own homes) seems a remote possibility on many days. It’s easy to focus on our shortcomings as a parent when we simply can’t accomplish all we hope to.  This guest […]

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