You want to be seen as creative and talented, but it’s been years since you’ve used your hands to make anything but Play-doh creatures.
You used to love to do creative activities like writing poetry, knitting socks, or painting, but since becoming a mom you don’t have the time or money to do the things that used to bring you so much joy.
After spending years pouring yourself into your career and family, you’re not really sure what “me time” is anymore.
I believe carving out pockets of time for creative activities is vital to your overall well-being as a mom.
As a mom of 3, finding time for myself seems impossible. Bev’s tips and suggested prompts made me realize there are things I can do in 5 or 10 minute chunks of time and pointed out where I have been wasting a lot of my time (ahem…Facebook scrolling). She helped me release the guilt of putting myself first, I’m a better mom when I take a little time for myself and my passions. ” -Katie Rogers
“It’s easy for a mom of young children to get lost in the haze of parenting. Asserting that creativity is a form of self-care, Bev provides moms with specific and goal-directed exercises to find ways to infuse it into their busy lives.” -Dana
Imagine the sense of connection you’ll feel with your former self when you pull out your easel and watercolors and start painting again. Or the amazement on your kids’ faces when you create cute pieces of jewelry for them.
When you become a part of the Linkouture community, you’ll learn strategies for letting go of the mom guilt, (re)connecting with the things that bring you joy, and making time for creativity.
Hey there! I’m Bev, a mom of two little girls juggling carpools, playdates, and a part-time job. I’m also a jewelry designer and metalsmith (and until August 2019, sold my handmade jewelry right here on this website!) and I blog about eco-friendly living at Bev Goes Green.
As a kid, I would immerse myself in creative, hands-on activities. But as I got older, life got in the way and I put a lot of my creative interests, such as jewelry making, on hold.
However, I still felt the pull. After many trips to the local craft store, where I drooled over the supplies but felt overwhelmed, I settled on a simple kit. I still didn’t quite know what I was doing and it looked like something I would have made when I was 10, but I attempted something I hadn’t done in years, and it felt AMAZING.
As a primarily stay-at-home mom since my older daughter was born, making time for those creative outlets has been essential to my overall well-being. It’s helped me to maintain my identity outside of “Mama”and has given me a place to channel my emotions when I’m feeling tired or overwhelmed.
I felt like Bev was talking right to me when she addressed the importance of taking care of ourselves and how creativity can be one way to do that. Not only does she talk about the importance of it, she also gives very clear and effective strategies to find time to pursue your creative interests. Taking care of yourself is important for all moms, whether you work out of the home or in the home. Find what makes you happy and find a way to do it! -Celine
In addition to being a creative entrepreneur, I also have a Master’s Degree in Education and have 10+ years experience working with families in community settings.
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