Inspiration

Craft: {Salt Dough Hand & Footprint Keepsakes}

This is a simple, cute, fun and inexpensive craft that makes a lovely keepsake!

For the dough you will need a cup of flour, a cup of salt and 3/4 cup warm water.

Other items to keep handy: a large bowl, rolling pin, baking sheet and […]

By |June 7th, 2013|Baby + Kids, Creativity + Play, Projects + Crafting|0 Comments

Interview With Motherhood Artist Katie m. Berggren

I am so honored for the opportunity to interview internationally recognized award-winning painter and mother Katie m. Berggren. You may be familiar with her beautiful paintings or perhaps you are discovering her here for the first time. I am so drawn to the warmth, love […]

By |September 19th, 2012|Baby + Kids, Inspiration, Uncategorized|0 Comments

7 Ways to Strengthen Your Relationship

Relationships take a great deal of work but they’re worth every drop of love and effort put into them. I’m by no means a relationship expert, but by learning and applying some basic principles, the entire course of my marriage changed for the better. […]

By |August 30th, 2012|Mind + Body, Relationships, Spirituality|1 Comment

10 Outdoor Activities to Connect Kids to Nature

Some of my most treasured childhood memories are of playing outdoors… swinging from a tire that my Dad tied to a big oak tree, picking ripe juicy plums, running through the sprinklers and picking red seed pods out of Magnolia tree cones.
Nowadays, children hardly get […]

Craft: {DIY Pinecone Bird Feeders}

Old-fashioned DIY pinecone bird feeders are a fun and easy craft that kids love and you probably have most of the materials on hand.

Materials

Pinecones (look for ones that are opened up)
Smooth nut butter (Omit if anyone has a nut sensitivity or allergy)
Ghee or butter
Birdseed […]

By |July 29th, 2012|Creativity + Play, Inspiration, Projects + Crafting|3 Comments

Your Own Song

A woman in my local Holistic Mom’s Network chapter shared a beautiful story about how a certain African tribe comes together and uses song to remind us of who we really are. Touching my heart with inspiring words of wisdom, I share this story […]

Poem: On Children

Your children are not your children.

They are the 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 […]

Creating an Inspiring Playspace for Kids

I wanted to create a playspace that inspires creativity and imagination and nurtures growth and development. I invested in a few key pieces that are open-ended and will grow with a child, but you don’t have to spend a lot of money to create […]

Craft: {DIY Terrariums}

Terrariums are wonderful, magical environments. They are fun to make and are a great opportunity for children to learn how ecosystems work. Terrariums are essentially miniature ecosystems that can sustain themselves for long periods of time, very similar to that in the real world. The glass lid creates […]