Category Archives: Motherhood

Baby Steps or Giant Leaps

I’m starting to emerge from my creative break. It is still a challenge to balance art and caring for my little ones, but I’m getting there. My biggest break through was realizing that it doesn’t matter if I only work for five minutes at a time. I meant to ease back into it, but I seem to have taken a giant leap. So far, I’ve started roughly 10 new pieces.

Here are a few of the ones I’ve recently finished.

LizardSpoon2015_Ckester1 OakNapkin_CKester1 PoppySpoon_Ckester_3

Balancing Act

How do mothers do it? There is a magical ability that many other mothers seem to have that enables them to raise happy, healthy children, keep a clean house, take care of themselves, and maybe even hold down a full time job and go to school.

I asked one of these mothers how she did it. Her response was “because I have to.” She didn’t think about it. She didn’t worry about it.  She just did it. She also said that she was not perfect and that sometimes things don’t get done. The key is to not stress about it so much that you stop all together.

It’s time I stop spending so much time worrying and start get back on balance.

On Being a Mother

Six months ago a little bundle of joy and chaos entered my life. Nothing has been the same since. I used to think that I didn’t have enough time to get things done. My perspective has since changed. Because my son, Taliesin, has needs and wants that cannot be scheduled, I have been forced to find time for simple things like making myself dinner when my husband is at work.

By doing this, however, I have found new joys. I turn making dinner into a cooking show for babies.  An unexpected need for a diaper change turns into a commercial break.

The time is there. It is how we use it and whether or not we let ourselves get flustered by the unexpected that makes a difference, in my opinion.