Monday’s Maven

October 12th, 2009 in Monday's Maven

Monday’s Maven

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I added those two descriptions, she is so friendly and supportive :)

Full Name: Kathleen W.

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Kids: 1 son, Soren (nickname SoJo), 18 months old

Location: Pennsylvania

One Word that Describes You: Creative

What makes you smile? It sounds cheesy, but hearing my son’s laughter

What is one of your dreams you hope to accomplish soon? I’ve been wanting to open up an Etsy shop with my hand-felted jewelry and sewn felt creations. Hopefully soon!

One of Your favorite motherhood moments? One of my favorite moments as a mother was when my son first started bringing books to me and saying “book!”.  My husband and I are big readers, so naturally we hope that our son loves books as much as we do. I’m so pleased that he likes reading, thus far, and I hope that it continues to be a thread throughout his life.

What is your guilty pleasure? Guilty pleasure: Riding in the car and looking in windows of houses at night, not to spy on people but to check out what people’s decor is like.

What do you love most about you? I love how resourceful I am in all aspects of my life.  I can improvise a handbag from a discarded placemat, cook a tasty meal from the contents of a near-empty pantry, and fill a nail hole with a wad of gum and some acrylic paint.

Favorite Place? My favorite place that I’ve traveled to is Spain.  It’s like a microcosm of Europe and Northern Africa, from the metropolitan shops and restaurants of Madrid to the Moorish architecture of the South and the Swiss-like chalets of the North.   And I could write paragraphs about Barcelona and its charming Art Nouveau style.

Who is your hero? Frida Kahlo.  Faced with physical and emotional adversity, she led an amazing and productive life filled with art and intellectualism.

Your advice to other moms: Give your child many opportunities to be imaginative and creative.  Make art supplies, paper, pencils, books available all the time to your kids.  Though they might not become artists, it will support creative thinking.

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