I'm super honored to be in the most recent issue of Mothering magazine, in an article by the lovely Jean Van't Hul, alongside four fabulously crafty mamas - Amy Karol, Sally Shim, Stephanie Congdon Barnes and Eren San Pedro.
I have to confess that this particular piece of press was silly-exciting to me for reasons that go back, oh, about 9 years now. Learning that I was pregnant - at a relatively young 23 - with no one else around me with children, let alone parenting in a style that jived with how I was a wishin' and hopin' things were going to go for us...well, it was leaning towards a lonely start. Mothering magazine - both in print and the online forum - was an invaluable resource for me. One summer yard sale day - while first pregnant with my oldest - I found a huge box of Mothering magazine past issues - dating back to the early 1980's. I devoured them - pages and pages full of words that resonated with me so strongly. It gave me just the encouraging fuel I needed for my soon-to-be-parenting heart, and has continued to do so ever since.
So anyway...sparing you further sleepy-morning ramblings (we have a tooth coming in...nights are restless!), I just mean to say that the full-circle-ness of this particular issue fills me with much joy and gratitude. It's fun to see us on those pages.
In addition to the print article, Mothering has just released the first online sneak peak of my book Handmade Home! You can find the downloadable PDF instructions for making your own Family Portrait Bookmarks over on the Mothering website now.
They're such a simple little things, but the bookmarks have become so adored around here - with drawings that the kids made of each other and us embroidered on them and used everyday. I'm quite proud of my potato-spud figure that Adelaide drew last year, too. Waistlines are sooo overrated.
Happy Monday to you!