Thursday, May 22, 2008
I know I posted about this before, but I am actually in the middle of reading it now and I love it! I highly recommend it to anyone with younger children (about the ages of Amanda's children in the cover photo). I realized that my own mom raised me this way, with an appreciation for nature, a love of creating and repurposing found objects and materials. I credit this for my love of art, but I also see the value in it in learning to live life fully and with contentment. That's a lot to get out of a little book, but if I were to write a book about how to raise children, this would be it! Some of my friends are already living this way, especially my best friend Caroline. She is an artist and one of the most creative people I know and she inspires me like this all the time. And so many of you that I know through your blogs! I find when I'm being creative, my children want to make things also. Here is a link to Amanda's site with more info on the book, and her blog, and here's where you can order through Amazon!