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Birthday Wishes for My Son

28 Apr

Cuddle Arms Spring BowtieToday I take a break from the book stuff to honor one of the reasons behind it:

My son.

Sweet little Von never had the chance to meet two of the most incredible women I’ve ever known—the women who inspired this journey and would have been his adoring grandmothers. (Emphasis on adoring.)

Despite the deep sorrow that brings, it also brings me hope. Life goes on, and so do the life lessons we take with us from the exceptional people who cross our paths, past or present.

When my son blows out that one little candle tonight (or rather we do it for him), I’ll be making the following wishes on his behalf.

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Why Pinterest?

18 Jul
Photo by Roxanne Ready, Flickr Creative Commons

Photo by Roxanne Ready, Flickr Creative Commons

Why Pinterest?

If I pinned this as a Halloween costume idea on Pinterest, would it create a black hole? (Photo by Klara Kim)

If I pinned this as a Halloween costume idea on Pinterest, would it create a worm hole…? (Photo by Klara Kim)

Granted, Pinterest has its dark side, too. I’ve heard many a mom complain that Pinterest’s entire existence aims to disprove their worth with its mocking treasure trove of unrealistic expectations.

Sure, it can be that, too, but only if you let it. Here are some practical uses for this often misunderstood tool.

Writers
Show publishers you know your stuff.

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The Making of a Mural

16 Nov
Invisible Creature South Lake Union Mural

“Keys to the City” Mural by Invisible Creature, South Lake Union, Seattle, WA

I found this video about the process of making of a mural absolutely fascinating (see below). I never cease to be amazed at the lengths people will go to for the sake of projecting beauty and creativity from the inside out.

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DIY Toys

9 Oct

Check out my “Inspiritivies” board on Pinterest for a grab bag of DIY toys and activities to try with your tot.

Here are a few of my favorites:

Decorate a sheet with streets for your kids’ cars to explore

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