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A Modern Tree & a Math Lesson

The Best of The Creative Mama [Holiday Edition] This article written by Shawna was originally posted on 12-10-12. 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 […]

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Orange and Clove Pomanders

The smell of orange and cloves… I can’t get enough of it!  Each holiday season, my children and I love to make (and sniff) these heavenly scented pomanders and give them as gifts to teachers.  Items you will need: oranges whole cloves 3/8″ – 5/8″ grosgrain ribbon in lengths of about 40 inches a nail […]

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What can the arts do for your child?

The Creative Mama welcomes Jessica Socheski with the following informative guest post on a very important subject; children and the arts. Despite school cuts to art programs across the country, most people still recognize the importance of providing growing children with creative outlets for their young minds. Whether it is for the actual physical working […]

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A Poem for Baby

With the start of a new school year, I know that many mamas are reflecting on how quickly their children seem to grow. The long, busy days somehow become short years to treasure, and we can barely believe how big those shiny, new school shoes are. My own baby just started Kindergarten. I have watched […]

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The Creative Child

This is my son, the embodiment of Wilde’s words, the inspiration for so much of what I do.  He is beautiful, bold, a recognizable force of nature.  He doesn’t strive for individuality and creativity; he lives and breathes them.  He wakes up and stands out–without effort, without force.  He intuitively is what we wish everyone […]

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