Simply spectacular summers when you’re a work-at-home mom

Every year around this time I start to see posts about embracing summer, making it magical for your kids, saying yes, and so on. And every year I'm torn between rebellion and guilt. It's not that I disagree with this in principle (although I think our kids have a pretty magical life in general and…

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Books, printables & activities for an intentional Easter

If I was on top of things, I would have made my plans and shared this post with you on or before Ash Wednesday. But, well, February was a tough month, and something had to give. Instead of focusing on the Easter story for the 40 days of Lent (which I would have preferred), I'm shooting…

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Finding inspiration for your doodles {plus 2 printable doodle pages!}

Although I'm still learning the basics of doodling, one thing I've started to do in the last couple of weeks is be more intentional about collecting patterns and borders to use as inspiration and to develop my own style (rather than just copying others). As I was working on these pages in my sketchbook, I…

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Doodling & hand lettering books and supplies

As I've been sharing my newly discovered passion for doodling and hand lettering on social media, I've gotten a lot of questions from other people who want to learn more as well. I spent some time digging into my new books and supplies this weekend and thought I'd share a few more of my thoughts about each…

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Printable Patriotic Pinwheels for the 4th of July

The following post is from Jason & Jennifer Bruce of New Season Design: Summer is a time for kids to be creative and enjoy being kids. As we were spring cleaning our office closet, our nine year old daughter and I uncovered a treasure trove of craft projects. So we're spending a lot of our…

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Changing the World, One Tutu at a Time

Several months ago, Tanna Clark -- who used to be a professional organizer and fellow organizing blogger -- approached me about working with her non-profit, Grace & Glory. As she shared more with me about Grace & Glory's mission to Fight Hunger, Encourage Play and Give Hope to Children in Need of a Brighter Tomorrow,…

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Make Your Own Washable Paint from Chalk {A Guest Post from My 8 Year Old}

My 6- and 8-year-old daughters began experimenting with making their own chalk paint yesterday using little stubs of chalk that were too hard to color with. My husband "suggested" that I might want to have them move the experiment outside next time, but they had a ton of fun making paint -- more fun than…

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A Simple Easter Weekend Tradition

Our Easter traditions continue to evolve with our girls' understanding of our faith in general -- and Easter specifically. But this simple tradition is our very favorite. It's slightly more meaningful when Easter falls in March and the sun sets earlier, but my girls have been talking about it all week nonetheless, and we'll let…

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