Mixing Work and Kids = Inspiring Your Creativity

I don’t know about you, but I sometimes have a hard time balancing work and kids. Next week, we celebrate Family Day in Ontario, and I realized I’ve book the day full of work duties! But the upcoming holiday has also reminded…

6 Tips to Help You Get Some Creative Time With Kids in the House

If you’re a parent, chances are you have to watch your kids while trying to schedule in some creative time for yourself. Sure, you can get down and dirty with them, get yourself covered in paint or mud, and have loads of…

Quick-and-Dirty Felt Book Cover for Kids

Although I admit to going a bit nuts at a local arts & crafts warehouse during Boxing Week sales, I’m still trying to use up old materials lying around. After all, isn’t part of the point of getting a sewing machine so you…

Showing Your Kids What Work Is

The hardest thing about writing as a job is that it looks the same as Facebooking, emailing, surfing, and reading. To a child, at least. Of course, it would help if I didn’t get caught turning “I’ll get you another bedtime water”…

How I Learned to Think Like a Kid for 2 Hours

My parents (or rather, the Easter Bunny, I think), gave me my first journal when I was almost 12 (the top one in the photo). I wrote whenever I felt like it. Sometimes I’d go a year, maybe even more, without writing.…

Everyone’s Favorite Children’s Book Becomes An Art Exhibit

For a shot of inspiration, read a little back history on The Little Prince in this Huffington Post article. Everyone’s Favorite Children’s Book Becomes An Art Exhibit.

Tree Angels Out of Coffee Filters

I owned a coffee maker, but because I never drank the stuff, no one trusted me to make it. Ten years later, Keurig (and others) thankfully saved my guests from eternal dessert-drink dulldom. But what to do with those extra coffee filters…

Review: The Artist’s Way for Parents

I would argue that most parents in North America gain most of their parenting skills from “I’m not doing what my parents did” and parenting books. Whether Dr. Spock or Dr. Sears, we all have someone’s reference book somewhere telling us what…