In todayâ€™s show, Episode 13, we are speaking with not one, but two amazing and creative women.
Weâ€™re so excited to speak with both Becky and NoelleÂ aboutÂ the role creativity plays in not only the lives of children, but in the lives of us mamas, too.
They feel art can be a great example for life. They remind us that messes in art are good and that itâ€™s important for you to take time for yourself to spend on your hobbies and relax. Thereâ€™s not one specific or right way to nurture your creativity.
Becky and Noelle both stress the importance of being truly present in your childâ€™s life and noticing the little things about them to help further their creativity and interests.
We also discuss whether or not they believe itâ€™s too late for adults to learn to paint or be creative, why Becky feels frustration and boredom are critical components of creativity, and how becoming moms affected their creative lives.
Becky and NoelleÂ inspire us to encourage our childrenÂ toÂ make gifts forÂ family and friendsÂ instead of buying them and then take the time to give the gifts in creative ways, like a treasure hunt.
Itâ€™s because of this that Becky, in collaboration with Noelle, actually created two apps that help children learn how to do this virtually in hopes it will carry over into real life.
Becky and Noelle and are members of the Mindful Mama Movement Facebook group and willÂ stop byÂ to answer any questions you may have this week.
Join us in the groupÂ to get inspired!
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Quotes from the Show:
â€œIâ€™m very interested in how the arts relate to kids and I think it just helps them in every way in their development â€“ Noelle Stoffel
â€œTheyâ€™re taught to stay in the lines too much.â€ â€“ Noelle Stoffel
â€œJust watching them all the time, I think itâ€™s making me remember too to be a child because I think, as an artist, to keep that child-like part of you is so important.â€ â€“ Noelle Stoffel
â€œYou have to force yourself as a parent, I think, to ask a lot of open ended questions.â€ â€“ BeckyÂ Pashia
â€œItâ€™s important to make my creative time. Itâ€™s my balance. Itâ€™s my sanity.â€ â€“ Noelle Stoffel
â€œFor me, I think creativity comes from boredom. I really do. I think itâ€™s important that all kids are bored.â€ â€“ BeckyÂ Pashia
â€œI always say, you have to create in the middle of your life; especially if you have children.â€ -Shannon Kinney-Duh
â€œI try to be really aware of what my kids need more than what they want.â€ â€“ BeckyÂ Pashia
Thanks, mamas, for being part of our community and thanks to Becky and Noelle for sharing your amazing creative talent with us! Â We love yourÂ creative ideas and your app!
Shannon & Ashley