Nurture your kids’ creativity & independence with an art box

Amanda writes at Kiddio, where she writes about fun projects, ideas to bring the creative spirit into your home, links to neat stuff on the web, and ways to make daily life with your children more enjoyable. I admit it. I have an art supply habit. Pink marker gone missing? I’ll happily pick up a (read more…)

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Q&A Tuesday: who do you listen to?

Today’s Q&A Tuesday comes from my dear friend Allison of Mrs. Fussypants’ Guide to Life.  She’s also the founder and Editor-in-Chief of Blissfully Domestic, which means she’s my boss when I wear my Digital Bliss Editor hat.  Most impressively, she’s a mom to five (five!) boys.  She is powered by grace and coffee. She needs (read more…)

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Kids are people too—loving heart, mindful speech

Danielle LaPorte is the co-creator of Style Statement: Live By Your Design and the co-founder of – a resource for living an inspired life and making a difference in the world. Danielle’s Style Statement is Sacred Dramatic. Her almost five-year-old son keeps her real. “When I approach a child, he inspires in me two (read more…)

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Link love :: the Leaving on a Jet Plane edition

Photo by unconed This is going to be a condensed Link Love Saturday because we leave early tomorrow morning.  Be remembering me as you rejoice in not having to wake your children at 3 a.m. for a 6 a.m. international flight. Here’s what I’ve enjoyed this week, in my miniscule spare time: Being a Full (read more…)

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The benefits of raising kids cross-culturally

We leave for the United States in two days. We’ll be there for four months – enough to settle in and establish a few routines, but not long enough to really unpack, mentally and otherwise. My kids are almost 4 and 9 months old. We’ve lived here for almost two years – this means that (read more…)

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