This week's pick for our best blog feature is Housing A Forest.
We are featuring an interview with Tammy today and rounding up some of our favorite Housing A Forest posts this afternoon. Kids Activities Blog is so excited about our best blog series. We are hoping to introduce you to some sites you won't want to miss!
Over at Housing A Forest blog you will find Tammy spending time being creative and encouraging her kids to be creative as well.
Housing A Forest
We are interviewing Tammy today to find out about the mom behind Housing A Forest:
Why did you begin blogging?
Initially I was going to keep my blog a “secret.” I was only planning on sharing it with my mom and close friends. I was excited to share what we were creating at home with family far away and to create a visual documentation to look back on.
I also love photography. There are so many great blogs out there that showcase beautiful photos. I wanted to dabble in leaning how to take better pictures and attempt to take a few classes. My blog is very visual and it has been a great way to see the change in my photography style. It has been fun watching the changes take place, and I’m excited to keep learning!
What do you hope to inspire in the parents who read your blog?
I love seeing kids get excited about being creative. There is something special about watching kids discover something new. Sometimes we can get so caught up in how things need to look, we forget that the emphasis should be on the process not the product.
As parents, we are all so busy that it is hard to find time to think up new projects, and coming up with creative ideas can be overwhelming. I hope that my blog is a resource to help parents just enjoy the creative process with their little ones. I love sharing what we are doing, and often give instructions so that it can easily be recreated at home. I hope that I can alleviate some of the stress and help parents to enjoy playing and creating with their kids!
What is it like to live in your home?
We have 3 kiddos and I also run an in home daycare.
- Our youngest is in first grade. She makes my smile and laugh all the time. I love her quirky personality and the joy she finds in the smallest things.
- Our middle daughter is in 2nd grade. She is quiet, and has a sensitive heart for others when they are hurting. She often makes me stop and think about things I take for granted.
- Our son is in 4th grade. He loves to help out and I often see him encouraging others. He loves sports and enjoys being competitive.
- My daycare kiddos are between the ages of 1 and 4. They are a sweet bunch of kids and I love them like my own.
What are your kids favorite activities?
Our favorite activities revolve around our family. We love family nights. Family time where we actually connect is so important in our busy world. So for us setting a special day of the week where we just focus on having fun together as a family is perfect. Each week family night looks different. It might include going out to eat, spending time at a park, biking, playing games or anything that focuses specifically on just being together as a family and having fun.
What is important to YOU as a blogger?
It is important to know that creating with your kids doesn’t have to be expensive. There is no need for the latest crafting supplies or even new material. You will be surprised with what you can create from your recycle bin!
What is your advice to readers?
My advice is that kids need to hear they are doing a great job and it is our job as parents to make sure we encouraging our kiddos and build them up.
More Housing A Forest
Thanks so much Tammy for inspiring us today to be creative with our kids, to use what we have and to make sure we take the time to encourage our children every day!
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- Octavia and Vicky
- My Poppet
- Mama Miss
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- Inspiration Laboratories
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