Mother’s Journal – April Vibe

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It’s been awhile since I created a Harmony Art Mom entry recapping my creative mom life.  There are several reasons why I’ve been so lax in keeping you readers updated.

  1. I’m trying to be balanced in my online work and make it a priority to post things that will inspire your art and music appreciation.

I love writing the Music Appreciation Monday and Sketch Tuesday posts each week and they keep me feeling creatively fueled. They’re the foundation of my blog entries. In addition to those entries, as I have time, I’m reworking some of the entries from my archives. I hope these help you with your homeschooling.

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  1. A lot of my creative activities I forget to take images to share.

I’m constantly baking and cooking yummy things but I only think to take a photo after we start eating it. I’ve been perfecting my homemade pizza recipe for our Friday night dinners with our boys. We’ve had 2 or 3 of our sons staying with us for the last few months and I’m back to creating a family meal as a way to stay connected. It doesn’t happen every night but usually on the weekends, which makes my mama heart happy.

When I have a few spare minutes, I’m working on my family scrapbooks for 2015 and 2016 which is a great source of happiness for me. I love keeping a record of our family fun and travels.

  1. Much of my writing is done in a journal instead of on my blog these days.

I have two different journals going right now. There is something therapeutic for me in the process of writing my thoughts and daily routines down with pretty pens each morning. It marks time. It helps me keep track of the good stuff. It makes me see what I have to be grateful for in everyday life.

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  1. I have to keep some things offline. My children are all grown and they’re not always comfortable with me sharing their lives online.

It may be of no surprise to my long-time readers to know that my kids are all off doing amazing things. One is working with a company creating phone apps. Two are learning construction related trades; one is using his skills to help build homes after the hurricanes in the Caribbean. One child is doing Christian volunteer work, traveling the world, and working in the in-between times to support himself.

We are a home base for all of these activities.

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Soon, one of our sons will be building a home on the property right next to us with the help of his brothers and dad. A family project that will be a lot of fun to watch!

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I always thought my homeschooling years would be my most busy time of life. But, in a way, now that my kids are all in their early 20’s and 30’s, it’s even busier and more exciting to watch as they continue to blossom as adults. The journey just continues.

 

Stay tuned for more inspiring art and music related entries each month. I’m super excited to be updating and revamping many of my more popular entries from the archives.

Vermeer Artist Study @harmonyfinearts

Did you read last week’s entry featuring Vermeer?

 

 

 

 

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