3 Great Ways to Revitalize your Creative Zest

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Whether or not you’d call yourself a creative-type there is a frustration to feeling stuck in a rut. I’m always looking for inspiration to dig deeper into creative pursuits. But sometimes I just feel dry.

What do you do when you’re dry? Dry spiritually and creatively? It’s easier to escape into a new iPhone game than to engage in refreshing activities —or even genuine rest. Rest is a conversation for another day, but let’s talk about refreshing activities.

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5 Ways to Keep your Home Tidy with Kids dictated by Elise, age 6

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1. Distract the children with something tidy to do, like screen time, coloring or reading.

2. Have them help you clean whatever you are cleaning. Give them easy jobs at first, and then a bit harder and a bit harder until they can do grown-up jobs.

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How I Wrote a Book with Small Children Underfoot

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Kitchen Rescue for the Not-So-Organized is here!

It was one of those projects that incubated for several years without me even realizing it was growing. But once I saw the need to actually write a book about my organizing process, I suddenly had laser focus.

It’s funny to say that I had laser focus, because that is almost never true of me. With three or more small children constantly underfoot, there is the unending stream of cares to tend.

Fortunately, we were on break from homeschooling when the inspiration hit, and the timing was perfect! No structure to maintain. No lessons to prepare. No assignments to oversee. So…

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