The Creative Spark Inside Mothers

Welcome to Week Two of the month-long Carnival of Creative Mothers to celebrate the launch of The Rainbow Way: Cultivating Creativity in the Midst of Motherhood by Lucy H. Pearce.  Today’s topic is Creative Heroines. Do read to the end of this post for a full list of carnival participants.  Join the Carnival and be in with a chance to win a…

Culture of Creativity

Welcome to Week One of the month-long Carnival of Creative Mothers to celebrate the launch of The Rainbow Way: Cultivating Creativity in the Midst of Motherhood by Lucy H. Pearce.  Today’s topic is Nurturing a Culture of Creativity at Home. Be sure to read to the end of this post to find a list of…

I Will Sleep When I Am Dead

This post is part of the first Humor in Parenting (and Breastfeeding!) Blog Carnival inspired by the anthology Have Milk, Will Travel: Adventures in Breastfeeding, a collection edited by Rachel Epp Buller and published by Demeter Press in August 2013. The anthology looks at the lighter side of nursing. All of its contributors found something…

10 Ways to Be a More Connected Parent Today

Continuing the NaBloPoMo posts that scare me, I’m combining two at once:  “the list post” and “the advice post.” I don’t mind sharing my own experiences in the spirit of sharing and connecting. But, I shy away from giving advice because I believe things are best discovered on our own. So, here’s my advice on…

Handling Big Emotions with RolePlaying

Welcome to the September Carnival of Natural Parenting: Parenting Through Play This post was written for inclusion in the monthly Carnival of Natural Parenting hosted by Hobo Mama and Code Name: Mama. This month our participants have shared how challenging discipline situations can be met with play. Please read to the end to find a…

Books Blogs and Buddha Bubbling Up

A review of Mama Outside, Mama Inside, written by Dianna Hutts Aston, illustrated by Susan Gaber. This book depicts two mamas getting ready for the arrival of their babies. Mama Outside is a bird building her nest with the help of Daddy bird. Mama Inside is a human mama (preparing) nesting in her own nursery…