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Kiwi Crate Giveaway

Kiwi Crate, one of our fabulous featured sponsors, is hosting an awesome giveaway in which five TCM readers will win their kit of the month, City Adventure! The Creative Mama team member Shawna shared a great review about her Kiwi Crate experience in her article “Let the Creativity Come to You.”   About Kiwi Crate Kiwi […]

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Talking yourself out of growth

I think that we probably all have a mental category of things we think we’re unable to do. I hear it frequently in conversations with friends: “I’m not disciplined enough for _____”, “I’m just not good with _____”, or “_____ will just never come naturally to me.” When I started a business five years ago, […]

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a fun start to reading

We began homeschooling our three children in 2011. At the time our oldest daughter was starting 2nd grade, our son was almost 5 and our youngest daughter was almost 2.  Two and a half years later we are loving this flexible way of life for our family.  My oldest daughter was reading and comprehending above […]

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Encouraging your little artist

During my experience as an art teacher and a mom, I have learned that there are some dos and don’ts when it comes to encouraging  young minds to create with abandon.  Children’s art is one of my very favorite things, because a child’s innocent view of the world is gloriously honest.   Combine an uninhibited imagination […]

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A Happy Schoolroom

We are a military and homeschooling family. It’s an ideal combination for our untraditional, slightly nomadic lifestyle. This is our third year of homeschool and we have finally transitioned from pinning fabulous study areas to actually creating a space that nurtures the little ones and blends in with the modern, yet whimsical aesthetics of our […]

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Books That Are Shaping Me

From the moment I learned to read, I’ve been drawn to words. I’ve always been the girl with her nose buried in a book or magazine, devouring a new topic or disappearing into a unknown world. Books are my happy place. My current reads are often chosen for me through current obsessions, the monthly book […]

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