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October 11, 2009


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Your words are beautifully expressed and the photos match the inspiration! Thank you.

melody ross

you took my breath away!


whoa. amazingly perfect for where I am today.

You always know how to inspire and remind me what the important priorities are.

SO grateful to YOU!!

xoxoxo - Happy Sunday.


REALLY beautifully said.


Jeanne! I completely and wholeheartedly agree with you on this post. I lost myself for awhile when my kids were young. We never went on dates... never took time to be with friends or go to a brave girl camp and look what happened. It is so important to be that girl that the boy fell in love with! OH, I'm so excited to chat with you all week!! How exciting is this!!!

Becky G.

Bravo! Well Said! Anyone who 'creates' knows how important - how vital that time spent creating is for them. You put it very nicely!


Absolutely being a stay at home mom sometimes can bring up these feelings and emotions. I really lost myself when the kids were young for a long long time. For me as they have gotten older and me a bit wiser, I definitely take time for myself. We women have to wear many hats and try our Best not to forget ourselves.


So beautifully written. Mind if I send people from my blog over to your blog to read this wonderful post? Happy creating.


is there hope for pregnant moms with two other little tikes!?=) when they are so young, it seems like the time is soooo hard to find! but i agree with what you shared. anytime i make my day more creative (even in the everyday happenings or with my family in playtime) i find a lot of joy. but i want more,=) and a work space not accessible to little eyes and hands would be nice! so happy for the week you have ahead of you.=)


jeanne, seriously in tears now!! may i ditto your words. if only at times i would SEE that and DO it for myself. i guess the bgc retreat will HELP me do this. your music is fabulous as well, pictures amaZing and the wonderful feeling i felt is just what i needed. now only if i could pack and get myself ready and not feel guilty! :)


Jeanne, what a lovely post...your words are so inspirational...and i love the photos you used...


well said jeanne. beautiful post. it is so important to make time for yourself - whether you are creating, relaxing or spending time with friends. those times help to nurture the woman that nurtures her family.

anne marie

my heart is at home, but my passion is outside.......and what you said is so true - that being a honestly wonderful mother takes such sel-sacrifice.......true love always does......
beautiful words - really -

and if you give me your address, I will totally send you some caramel corn - and I am not joking -

The Flying Bee

Jeanne...this brought tears to my eyes. I am going through this right now. You know, making these last few decisions to go on my trip, to open my booth and my Etsy shop...have been exhilarating! I used to feel guilty for having all these desires, but you are right, the One who made me put these desires in my heart and I embrace that. Thank you for your words. I needed this today.

Leah C

How is it...without ever having met me...that you could "climb into" my heart and know just what I'm feeling? Guess it just goes to show we women are not alone. I love, love being a wife & mother, but sometimes I do feel lost. And the guilt, oh the guilt; it can get you if you let it. I've learned to let go a little and to let loose a little. Feels good:) Thanks so much for the inspiration today!


Hey!! Congrats on your itunes card win at Mary's Musicology!! :) YAY!!

the wild raspberry

beautiful and inspiring. always.


Jeanne..this is the most beautiful post you have written..
i love it.


Jeanne, Sometimes I feel like my creative part is buried and I don't know how to find it. Thanks for the reminder to keep searching for it. Sometimes a sweet shove is all I need. Xoxo


So glad I stopped by your blog today. I couldn't have said it better. Thanks for reminding us that it's ok to dream and to create all the while still focusing on the other important areas of our life.

Lemonade Makin' Mama

Well said girl!! What a fantastic and inspirational reminder.

Annette Q

Oh Jeanne,
I soooo wish I could write like you do!
I can totally relate to what youre saying but would never be able to put it into words like you do!
I started creating again in January after a veeeeery long spell of doing nothing. And I truly believe that ever since then I've been a happier wife and mother. The best thing is that my husband really supports me and my daughter totally understands my need to create and she often joins in, which in turn, has brought us all closer together.
i'm all up for finding and making those dreams come true!
Thank you for such a lovely post


Oh Jeanne, this post is just perfect. Perfect. I couldn't have said it better myself. It is definitely something that I need to work on. I have always loved being a SAHM. It was I always wanted to do but I have definitely let ME slip away a bit. My clothing line was a step out into rediscovering myself and photography has been a huge leap forward. I feel like I am finding myself more and more with each moment I take to explore these passions. I hope to realize an old, not fogotten dream of mine when the kids are a bit older of getting back on the stage. Musical theatre is a dream that I gave up to realize the dream of motherhood and I can not wait to get back in there!


Great post, very inspiring. Being a stay at home Mom, I do feel like I forget about me a lot. So thank you for the reminder. Beautifully stated.


Becky @ Farmgirl Paints

AMEN sister friend. We need that outlet. Nothing makes me feel more alive than taking a little time out and creating something beautiful! It's just wonderful.

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