Crafting is self-care. Crafting is family care, too. And women throughout history have known it and passed it down. This summer, I want to reconnect with myself, my crafts, and my community.  A woman sat in my house two hundred...
I firmly believe that crafting is self-care and I am making time for it this summer. The last time I needed to carve out some space for being creative, I decided to start Summer Craft Club. It was a...
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Creating a Memory Garden

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My grandmother passed away five years ago, at age 94, and I'm still not over it. We were close, and I have a void I'm not sure I'll ever fill again. Grief is a part of life we have...
We live in a fairly small house. Our living area is an open-plan living room, dining room, and kitchen area. The bedrooms are down a hall off of that. There are no extra spaces to turn into a playroom.  Since...
I am a pretty crafty mama and will admit that I can go a little overboard with every last detail because I enjoy it so much. If you only knew the time spent on my children's birthday parties! However, when it is...
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DIY Farm Felt Board

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The other day, I finally made a farm felt board for my one-year-old daughter. This idea had been in my head for too long, and of course, I had already looked for ideas and inspiration on Pinterest and Etsy....
I love to scrapbook, and I’m at my most creative when trying to preserve my daughter’s growth through pictures. I adore the process of choosing the paper colors, patterns, accents, and the personal feel of capturing every moment on...
It seems that everywhere I turn, someone is mentioning homemade cleaners. Quite a few bloggers I enjoy reading have written about making the switch from store-bought to homemade, all-natural cleaners. And, as always, Pinterest is overflowing with homemade cleaning...
Another holiday, another explosion on social media of Pinterest-worthy crafts and baked goods. Listen, if you have the patience to make an elaborate leprechaun trap for St. Patrick's day with your kid, more power to you! Personally, three kids...
Full disclosure here, I don’t like Halloween. Sure, when it comes to my kids, I tolerate it. I listen to them elaborately plan costumes for half the year. I enthusiastically take them to all Halloween-related activities and actually enjoy...

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Postpartum Support International: Climb Out of the Darkness

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I have suffered from postpartum PTSD and anxiety and consider myself a warrior and now an advocate. At the time, like so many other...