Secrets in Every Story

There are secrets in every story. What we show the world is a carefully curated set of words and images to represent an entire life. Most often, the details we leave out are of greater importance than the ones that we can speak out in a coherent sentence. We are so much more than our…

Family Rhythms: Homeschool (Podcast #25)

When Randy and I first started homeschooling, it was because we wanted the flexibility of having our children with us. We imagined traveling, playing music, and bringing our children along… Life shifted as we had more children and we began to restructure our life within the comfort of home. As our children and family size…

Journaling: Where Do I Begin? (Podcast #23)

Have you always wanted to keep a journal but haven’t known where to start? Maybe you have a stack of journals that you started and never finished. Maybe you are a journaler who is currently uninspired. If so I hope you will find this podcast a jumpstart to a transformative journaling practice. Journaling is the…

Motherhood and Creative Fire, Keeping the Flame Alive

I am the mother of seven children. This weekend, I hit publish on a dream come true. I’ve spent the last 11 weeks in a state of creative flow that I have not experienced since I became a Mama twelve and a half years ago. Looking back, I remember the shock my body went through…

30 Day Journaling Challenge

When it comes to journaling, I am a believer.  As I have written in a recent blog post—journaling is the heartbeat of my creative life.  It is the starting point for every good idea I have ever had.  It is the way I reflect on and process my life.  It is like a mirror for…

How To Tuesdays #5: Glass Bottle Xylophone

This is the easiest project yet, and it has been the one that Rosie loves the most.  Here is a clip of her playing a song on the xylophone we made… I borrowed this idea from a really great book called Eco-Friendly Crafting with Kids by Kate Lilley.  She has tons of amazing ideas in…

How-To Tuesdays #2: Cereal Box-Grocery Bag Journal

I love journals.  (You can read about my lifelong love of writing here: Journaling, or The Story of My Life)  I love handmade books.  I love kraft paper.  I love flimsy cardboard covers…  Because of that, I am just crazy about these quick, easy, no-previous-experience-necessary little handmade books.  The pages are made from cut up…

How-To Tuesdays #1: Milk Jug “Paper Dolls”

It us turning out to be an amazing summer for us.  Randy is spending a record amount of hours in the living-room-recording studio.  (If you haven’t heard any of our sneak-previews from the new album, check them out on our website–www.thejosephineknot.com)  There is a lot of creative energy bouncing around here.  As a challenge and…