Enliven everyday life with an inspiration board

One of the things I really appreciate about The Creative Family, aside from the great practical ideas on how to create as a family, is the general mantra to keep beauty and creativity in your home. I believe Amanda advocates simple living in her own unique way, because the things she recommends are not things (read more…)

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The Creative Family by Amanda Soule : an interview & a giveaway

This giveaway is now closed. Check here for the winners! A few weeks ago, I had the privilege of interviewing Amanda Soule, author of the wonderful book The Creative Family, and writer of the hugely popular blog Soule Mama. Photo by Meg McElwee I adore her book. It has given me a renewed spirit of (read more…)

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Link love :: the cough, cough, sneeze, sneeze edition

Photo by Jen We’ve all been under the weather around here the past few days. You moms know how debilitating it is to have all your children sneezing, snotting, and drooling on you, while at the same time dealing with your own ickyness. So I’m hoping that today, we’ll be taking it easy and getting (read more…)

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The best-kept secret to a clean home

While I was scraping dried food bits off my seven-month-old son’s Bumbo the other day, I was reminded of the best universal cleaning hack there is. Photo by Messy Nessy Clean it right away. Seriously. If I had wiped off my son’s Bumbo as soon as he finished spreading his meal hither and yon, it (read more…)

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Twaddle-free books for young children: my top 10 favorites

CS Lewis once said, “No book is really worth reading at the age of ten which is not equally worth reading at the age of fifty.” In other words, if a grown adult can’t stomach a children’s book, why should a child be expected to? Charlotte Mason was a pioneer in children’s education during the (read more…)

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