Hey, y'all! I hope you all had a beautiful Thanksgiving and ate lots of deliciousness, as usual. It was a lovely Thanksgiving week vacay from the blog-world for me and, now, our Christmas tree is up and decorated, decorations are up and bringing cheer, and homemade gifts are getting a turbo-warp-speed charge! What more could a girl ask for??
I would like to start this season off with our first Creative Mama Interview! I know so many creative mamas out there, I thought I would take a bit of time to feature one each month here on the blog. I love learning from them and swapping ideas with them. It's so encouraging to share our experience as mamas together! To kick it off, here's some two-sense from my lovely friend...
Creative Mama No. 1:
Daughter: Emma, age 3 1/2.
What do you love most about being a mom?
What does an average day look like for you?
A normal day for me:
*We start by eating breakfast together.
* Have our fabulous daily argument over what she wears for running errands. After tears, negotiating and fits, we are ready to argue about shoes.
* After errands we eat, do 'school', I take out my creative things (for her, me or both) and we spend the rest of the day doing activities. Whatever project I do I try and incorporate her into it. We both cut fabric, paint, cut coupons, bake and make craft projects together.
*BLESSED NAP TIME. I take this time to email, blog, take pictures, meal plan, make phone calls, read and craft if I have the time.
*school time later and a walk outside if she wants to. (which more arguments arise about outside clothes. It's a rule in our house that if it's cold outside she needs to wear pants or tights. We're obviously cruel to not let her wear her flip flops and ultra thin princess dresses)
*When I make dinner she gets to play in her room alone- which she loves.
*Project time when we come back. Involving anything.
*Family time after dinner usually involving hot cocoa, a movie and daddy reading her books.
What creative things do you do with your daughter?
What things do you do to keep your sanity?
Where have you found encouragement/inspiration in motherhood?
What does "creative parenting" mean to you?
Share a craft, a creative tip, a recipe of your own, a time-saver, or an activity!
Thanks so much, Alexis! I don't know about you guys, but I'm sure going to be getting some things done during bath time, now. What a fabulous time-saver! We will do this again next month, but until then... leave a comment and let me know what you think!