as the seasons change i am really trying to slow down and enjoy every minute with my boy. he is growing way too fast... i swear he will be crawling for real in a few weeks... he is soooo close right now :) this morning i did some art journaling to reflect on what i would like to do this fall and to remember the highlights of our first summer as parents. my art journals are nothing special, but i hang them up and look at them daily.
i already took Park to the zoo today and we had lots of fun :)
i can't wait to hike, go north, and explore the new season with my boys....
i love spending every day with my son and i couldn't be happier :)
here are some of my fave art journaling sites:
art journaling as a creative process
art journal toolkit
art journal podcast
This whole new mommy thing has just turned my world upside down... and I thought being pregnant was "tough" :)
So I am trying to get myself back on the blogging train. I don't have much me time, but need an easy creative outlet to get my wheels turning. Here are 2 of my fave discoveries. I found them months ago, but use them just about daily. I will keep it short and sweet. Yay, I am back on the blog train! Enjoy :)
Two of my favorite bloggers (Tara Sophia Mohr and Kimberly Wilson) recently commented on the Girl Effect. Couldn't help but watch the videos and reflect myself.
As a mommy-to-be and high school teacher I often think about how blessed I am to have access to such great education and opportunities here in the United States. Yes, I know our government, education system, and people are not perfect. However, the pros sure do out weigh the cons. Too bad we often see the negative side of things on TV and in the news. If we really take a step back, I think we would agree that WE REALLY ARE so blessed. There are 1000s of people working hard each and every day to ensure we have clean water, affordable and accessible food, access too good education, and safe neighborhoods. I would much rather give thanks than complain about the minor imperfections.
The Girl Effect videos and project are yet another reminder of how lucky we are. It is so warming to know there are people out there working hard to help others all over the world who aren't as fortunate as we are. Thank you to Tara and Kimberly for sharing this with us... I believe each on of us can a make a difference.
Change starts with right here with me. Be the change you wish to see in the world.
Author - Michelle Reckling
- dedicated learner
Worth a Click