making

“I’ll make lunch for them and then put them down for rest.”

A sentence I’ve said countless times. The middle parts of my day as mom lead us here. Lunch and rest. Needed nourishment and a timely break for all of us.

It struck me though this past week- with a new little one under our roof and the constant stream of adjustments the whole house seems to go through at differing speeds and intensities- that I make far more often than I give myself creative credit for.

I make lunches and plans. I make adjustments when said plans go inevitability awry. I make up games and make standards and values of our home. I make breakfast, dinner, and countless snacks. I make beds, I make up (and help sisters do the same.) I make a way for God to enter in to everyday moments and make sure I drink enough water.

I make a lot. And so do you. Sometimes when I hesitate to see myself as a creative I need this reminder: I make and create everyday. In very extraordinary and everyday ways. Each of us flexes our creative muscles just to ebb and flow with the rhythm of life.

Seeing these simple moments as expressions of creativity may just open doors for more traditional creative ventures- ones we’ve always wanted to try or dive into- but have pre-disqualified ourselves due to our “lack” of inherent creative juice.

That’s what I’m hoping for.

What are you making everyday?

Today? I’m making smoothies.

Life hack: when the house gets too loud and everyone needs to chill and watch a show… shove green smoothies in their faces. They will be distracted and drink it all- and you just made your kids eat a handful of spinach. Win.

Life hack: when the house gets too loud and everyone needs to chill and watch a show… shove green smoothies in their faces. They will be distracted and drink it all- and you just made your kids eat a handful of spinach. Win.

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