My three kids and husband (7, 6, 2, and 33) keep my days busy and full of laughter and love. I’m moved by finding creativity in the tasks of everyday life. I write for several blogs focusing on our local community, crafts, and family activities while exploring my family’s new (to us) Boston suburb and everywhere around.
The Vintage Mom is truly a state of mind.
I am a lover of many things. I love the fall, the leaves changing color, waking up with my family in the morning when no one wants to get out of bed because the windows were open all night and it is too warm under the covers. I love to knit. I was taught by an older woman that in some ways was a mentor, but in many ways a friend. I love drinking a cup of tea, but only in the company of a companion. It is relaxing for me, but I enjoy sharing it with someone like my grandmothers shared it with me. I love to run, to sew, to create, I love to accessorize, and I love processing the memories that my three children and I have made at the end of the day.
Some days, I do none of these things, but the aspiration of just doing one of them is what defines The Vintage Mom.
The value of these intangibles is something I feel that is important to pass on to my children in this materialistic world in which we live today.
That’s why I am the Vintage Mom. To show my children that there is more to life than moving forward fast and that some things are so timeless that they never go out of style.
I write The Vintage Mom because I enjoy the idea of having a chronicle of what I do as my children’s mom every day. Who I am, some of my quirks, and dreams for them to see and look back on someday. My family and I are on a journey to explore our world around us, open our eyes to feelings and things we never dreamed of, and keep our Earth going for millions of years to come by practicing a sustainable way of life.
As a blog reader, I enjoy reading about how other women, community members live their lives, their passions, and their ideas on how to make daily tasks easier and more fun. I enjoy learning about our Earth and how we can best live off it without leaving a large footprint. I hope that those that read The Vintage Mom are able to take something away, whether it is an idea, thought, or dream and tweak it to make their own.
That way, we can raise a generation of children that know first-hand the value of creating something. Children who look at the world with a different lens and see the opportunities to be creative that are all around them, every day.
I’d love for you to join me on this journey. Connect on social media, read and comment on my blog posts, share your thoughts and insights – take a little and leave a little.
Email me if you’d like to talk about new ideas, opportunities, or to meet up for a great conversation over tea. Lauryn.Blakesley at gmail.com
To read more about how The Vintage Mom came to be check out Goodbye 2012, Hello 2013