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Mom Week: Inspirational Ideas for Mothering

I’m excited to share with you this week some Mothering Inspiration, in what I’ve dubbed, Mom Week. Since Mother’s Day is this weekend, I wanted to share some thoughts and ideas on how we can all step up our mothering game, and be a little better.

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I’ve sent a list of questions to some people I look up to, on what they learned from their mothers, in hopes that I can glean some insight, and those of you moms out there can do the same.

I’ve also started what I HOPE to be a weekly video I’ve called Mom Chat. It’ll be me chatting about a mom topic for 2-4 minutes, with the idea of some interaction in the comments of the you tube video. I love chatting with other moms about how to parent, and those conversations seem few and far between. With Mom Chat, I bring up a topic, share my thoughts on it, then open it up to others to share their point of view, as well. I think we have so much to learn from each other, I’ll just be leading the discussion.

Mom Chat on YouTube

I’ll eventually embed it into my posts, but FOR NOW, CLICK OVER (open a new tab so you can continue with the below) to see the video and comment below it to engage in the conversation!

I’ve now shared other days, check out

Mother’s Day Pampering Giveaway

Day 2 with Mom Chat

Day 3 with Mom Chat

Day 4 with Mom Chat and free journaling printable

Day 5

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Now to hear from my friend Emily! She has been one of my closest friends from high school to present day. With cross country moves, and a gaggle of kids between us, we’ve managed to see each other about once a year.

Texas-Family-Photography

{More images of their cute family HERE as well as a timeline of pics of us throughout the years}

She’s filled with much wisdom.  I’ve always admired her mom, how she found time for creativity, while raising 7 delightful children, so she’s going to share some wisdom with us today that she’s learned from her mom!… Continue Reading

The PINspiration Place

Do you love Pinterest as much as I do?!? Do you head there to find inspiration for all things food, DIY, party, home decor, holiday, photography, and printables???  I’m so excited to share that I’ve teamed up with a fabulous group of inspirational bloggers to bring you a Pinterest board filled with all of that goodness! It’s called The PINspiration Place, and YOU are invited to follow along!

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Are you as excited about I it as I am?

I’m hoping that you already follow me on Pinterest, but this board was started by a friend of mine, so even if you follow me on all of my boards, you won’t be following this board yet. I’d LOVE for you to get all this greatness in your home feed on Pinterest. To do so, simply click below to FOLLOW THIS BOARD!

I’ll see you there!

My Creative Inspiration~blogs I love

Ok, so I made a little link list on my left sidebar for the blogs that I want to try to get to more often and read.  With the exception of 3, I have met them all, and many at the SNAP creative conference I went to last weekend.  Previous to that event, I had been to all of their blogs before, but one thing we lamented to each other about is that because we are writing a (nearly daily) blog, we don’t have as much time to catch up and read all the blogs that we love. This is my reminder and my list of fave’s. I’ve never cared for reading in google reader, and on my much neglected private family blog, I have a SUPER long list of blogs on a sidebar I love that is outdated, some don’t even write anymore. So, now that I am friends with these gals, it really makes me want to catch up on what is going on, what they are crafting, and peek into their homes. I’ve heard their stories, seen them cry, chat on the phone with their hubbies with a flirty smile, met some of their children, and gotten to know their real personalities that I can now see in their writing.  So I hope you love them, too. (* denotes have not met yet, but hope to some day).

71 Toes *
Ana White
Becky Higgins*
Be Different Act Normal
Beehives & Birdnests
Blue Cricket Designs
Chef In Training
Cozette Couture
Craftiness is not Optional
Dunlap Portrait
Eighteen25
Family Ever After
Heather Walker Photography
I heart Naptime
KoJo Designs
Landee See Landee Do
Lil Luna
Little Miss Momma
Lolly Jane
Love Stitched
Mommy by Day, Crafter by Night
My Insanity
Paging Supermoms
Positively Splendid
Rebekah Westover Photography
My Sisters Suitcase
Orange Blossom Frames
See Kate Sew
Sew. Craft. Create.
Sew Dang Cute
Simplicity Photography
Six Sisters Stuff
Southern Lovely*
Somewhat Simple
Tatertots & Jello
The 36th Avenue
The Crafting Chicks
The Diary of Dave’s Wife
The House of Smiths
The Letter 4
The Idea Room
U Create
Vintage Revivals
Whipperberry
Your Homebased Mom

I’m working on a monster post for tomorrow.  Something I’ve had lots of you ask about, a little nervous.