Posts tagged parenting
Inspiration Fridays - Twyla Tharp

We've all had those days - the ones where you want to crawl back under the covers. When you want to wake up and start over again. When, if you have kids, especially one in the age/phase of testing your limits and pushing your buttons, it feels like they're doing every single thing thing they can possibly think of to drive you up the wall. A bad day at work where anything that could possibly go wrong, goes wrong. The strained family holidays that make you wish there were no holidays, just a few days off from work. Those days when you would like to run away - if even for a temporary vacation or retreat by yourself... 

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10 Tips On Teaching Art To Young Children

I’ve been asked by several people on how to teach their children art, to the point that I’m seriously considering teaching an art class myself. But not just any art class - I’m thinking about teaching the youngest little artists, the toddler age group. While I’m also planning on teaching older children, there is a serious lack of art programs available for younger ages near me. I’ve seen music classes for babies. Dance. Sports (even swimming) for tots. We even participated in a pre-cooking class for the 2-4 age group. There was a point in my life when I wanted to pursue a career as an art teacher, and I had volunteered as an assistant art teacher in the past.

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Simplicity Parenting - Handling Boredom

A few months ago, someone I know shared a link to this post about simplifying childhood. It spoke volumes to me, and I felt the need to share it across several boards - apparently I wasn’t the only one who was touched by this. And, of course, I had to get the book. I would like to elaborate more on what that post and book awakened within me, which I will be breaking up into a series of posts, starting with boredom.

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How To Make Time For Your Art

I remember a time before I had kids, when I had a full-time career as a graphic designer, I sold jewelry (and other crafts) in my Etsy store, I participated in ATC (artist trading cards) exchanges, and I was in the middle of fixing up a house with my boyfriend (who is now my husband). I would talk about my hobbies with my bosses (it was a department of three, myself, one of the company owners, and the art director, and we three shared an office) - they were both moms and would say how they’re never able to find the time these days, and “you’ll see, just wait til you have kids of your own.” I was determined to prove them wrong, and still am.

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