Welcome to the fourth edition in the Creative Mothers series! This is a space for people to reflect on the impact of parenthood on their experience of personal creativity. If you would like to take part with your thoughts, please take a look at the Creative Mothers page and do get in touch.
This week sees one of the funniest bloggers around take to this bloggy stage…I’m delighted to welcome Jodie from Mothering Frights. In the midst of writing this introduction I ended up completely lost and sidetracked in the archives of her blog, snorting my way through recognisable scenarios that Jodie captures with sharp and withering humour.
Jodie’s creative output since becoming a parent is immense with a wealth of writing (I mistyped that initially as rioting, which I have a feeling could also be true) to her name. I mean, she has written a book, and you know I’m in awe/envy/disbelief of parents who do that!
That all takes a backseat here, however, as Jodie perfectly sums up the unique brand of creativity required by parents the world over, and also introduces us to the best teachers of creativity we could ever hope to meet….
Somebody once asked me about the thinking behind my (not so new) blog banner and logo …soo… here it is! I know, I know but don’t blame me, you’ve got the somebody that asked to thank for this.
The first thing to say is that is not my own work – I tried and completely failed to do it myself so last year I decided to buy myself a birthday present of a logo and banner. I worked with a small company, Littlebigbox, and April was my designer. I’ve worked with lots of designers for work and this was definitely one of the best experiences I’ve had. April was responsive to my thoughts, efficient and the designs were very affordable. I love the way my blog looks now and I love having a logo to hide behind (sod the personal)…in fact it’s been one of the nicest things I’ve bought for myself for a long time.
I’ve been feeling unwell over the last couple of weeks and I’ve been looking for some shortcuts in how to entertain my two and a half year old. I’ve found a few, so I thought I’d share some little scenarios which demonstrate the art of ‘can’t be arsed’ parenting.
Welcome to the third edition in the Creative Mothers Series. This is a space for people to reflect on the impact of parenthood on their experience of personal creativity. If you would like to take part with your thoughts, please take a look at the Creative Mothers page and get in touch!
I’m delighted this week to welcome Amy from PND Recovery. Amy’s blog is a place of beauty, full of thoughtful musings on life and on living with Post Natal Depression.
I’m sure Amy’s post here will resonate with many people, not just those who have been formally diagnosed with PND, but anyone who can understand depression and anxiety. Amy not only expresses how creativity can help with healing, she also offers a powerful reminder of the importance of recognising who we are after becoming a parent, and that we should take time for that person; our inner ‘me’.