Comments on: The one thing I hope you remember — by Guest Mom Amy Smart http://www.designmom.com/2009/04/the-one-thing-i-hope-you-remember-%e2%80%94-by-guest-mom-amy-smart/ The Intersection of Design & Motherhood Thu, 04 Dec 2014 12:35:47 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.5.1 By: amine http://www.designmom.com/2009/04/the-one-thing-i-hope-you-remember-%e2%80%94-by-guest-mom-amy-smart/comment-page-1/#comment-772847 amine Sun, 03 Nov 2013 03:11:11 +0000 http://www.gabrielleblair.com//?p=645#comment-772847 hi!
i just want to say you are amazing. i have a little princess 3 yrs old. and when i read yourpost it was a big shock for me to understand that there are people like me out there,have the need for doing art thing, have problems with balls and dolls while creating,have difficulty of being a creative mom.
it seems like moms in any place and any times have the same worries in raising kids.i’m really grateful to know that i’m not alone.thank you.

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By: jean http://www.designmom.com/2009/04/the-one-thing-i-hope-you-remember-%e2%80%94-by-guest-mom-amy-smart/comment-page-1/#comment-99054 jean Thu, 23 Apr 2009 10:20:00 +0000 http://www.gabrielleblair.com//?p=645#comment-99054 I couldnt agree more…creativity…keeps me sane!I,m a new mum and my new blog or crocheting,or writing or drawing helps me remember that i,m important too.For those who don,t know how to start I recommend “the artist,s way”by julia cameron.I,ve seen it help people to draw,write,play…its incredible.

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By: lesley http://www.designmom.com/2009/04/the-one-thing-i-hope-you-remember-%e2%80%94-by-guest-mom-amy-smart/comment-page-1/#comment-99055 lesley Tue, 21 Apr 2009 00:02:00 +0000 http://www.gabrielleblair.com//?p=645#comment-99055 this is such a lovely post, thankyou for sharing. i, too, feel the absolute need to sew as my creative outlet. it is such a necessary part of my day, and i think it makes the mommy-job a little bit easier. i really liked your words about creating, enjoying inspiration from other moms/crafters, and the part about not comparing yourself to others. that rang so true! and about those hotwheels, such a great back rub, i get those often!!

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By: cally http://www.designmom.com/2009/04/the-one-thing-i-hope-you-remember-%e2%80%94-by-guest-mom-amy-smart/comment-page-1/#comment-99056 cally Mon, 20 Apr 2009 20:29:00 +0000 http://www.gabrielleblair.com//?p=645#comment-99056 So perfectly said.

Thankyou.

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By: Michelle http://www.designmom.com/2009/04/the-one-thing-i-hope-you-remember-%e2%80%94-by-guest-mom-amy-smart/comment-page-1/#comment-99057 Michelle Mon, 20 Apr 2009 12:47:00 +0000 http://www.gabrielleblair.com//?p=645#comment-99057 What a great post. I love to sew, quilt, crochet, bake, and read. (I have to rotate them in and out to get anything finished). I moved my sewing machine into the dining room so I could be at least in the same room as my fiance while I sew, and sometimes I feel guilty about sewing as much as I do. Thankfully the last time I started my new project, my honey said he was fine with it as long as it makes me happy. I love that he understands even though I give away most of what I make, there’s something so rewarding in simply making things.

Thanks again.

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By: Liz http://www.designmom.com/2009/04/the-one-thing-i-hope-you-remember-%e2%80%94-by-guest-mom-amy-smart/comment-page-1/#comment-99058 Liz Mon, 20 Apr 2009 10:59:00 +0000 http://www.gabrielleblair.com//?p=645#comment-99058 I think this is the best post I have read in a long time. It sums up my thoughts on my recent blog post as well. Why we do what we do and how it makes you feel. It is contagious. Thanks for sharing your fine words and I love the Dolly quote too!

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By: girlsmama http://www.designmom.com/2009/04/the-one-thing-i-hope-you-remember-%e2%80%94-by-guest-mom-amy-smart/comment-page-1/#comment-99059 girlsmama Mon, 20 Apr 2009 10:51:00 +0000 http://www.gabrielleblair.com//?p=645#comment-99059 Amen!

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By: Cate http://www.designmom.com/2009/04/the-one-thing-i-hope-you-remember-%e2%80%94-by-guest-mom-amy-smart/comment-page-1/#comment-99060 Cate Sun, 19 Apr 2009 18:15:00 +0000 http://www.gabrielleblair.com//?p=645#comment-99060 oh, amy, i was loving your posts, but after quoting dolly, you’ve sealed the deal. come back soon!

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By: a not so desperate housewife http://www.designmom.com/2009/04/the-one-thing-i-hope-you-remember-%e2%80%94-by-guest-mom-amy-smart/comment-page-1/#comment-99061 a not so desperate housewife Sun, 19 Apr 2009 09:05:00 +0000 http://www.gabrielleblair.com//?p=645#comment-99061 this post is why you’re so fantastic amy! it was great running into you a couple of weeks ago…and fantastic job with the guest posting!

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By: R-Eight http://www.designmom.com/2009/04/the-one-thing-i-hope-you-remember-%e2%80%94-by-guest-mom-amy-smart/comment-page-1/#comment-99062 R-Eight Sun, 19 Apr 2009 07:57:00 +0000 http://www.gabrielleblair.com//?p=645#comment-99062 Great post! I was given this same advice when I was a very young mother and have gone back to it many times over the years. Thanks for another reminder to take care of myself.

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By: Kim http://www.designmom.com/2009/04/the-one-thing-i-hope-you-remember-%e2%80%94-by-guest-mom-amy-smart/comment-page-1/#comment-99063 Kim Sun, 19 Apr 2009 00:17:00 +0000 http://www.gabrielleblair.com//?p=645#comment-99063 Thanks for the great post Amy.

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By: Debbie http://www.designmom.com/2009/04/the-one-thing-i-hope-you-remember-%e2%80%94-by-guest-mom-amy-smart/comment-page-1/#comment-99064 Debbie Sat, 18 Apr 2009 23:31:00 +0000 http://www.gabrielleblair.com//?p=645#comment-99064 The best guest blogger you’ve had! LOVED her, thank you!

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By: Erin http://www.designmom.com/2009/04/the-one-thing-i-hope-you-remember-%e2%80%94-by-guest-mom-amy-smart/comment-page-1/#comment-99065 Erin Sat, 18 Apr 2009 18:48:00 +0000 http://www.gabrielleblair.com//?p=645#comment-99065 This is the best post I’ve read (on any blog!) in a long time. Thanks for the reminder not to compare ourselves to others, but to rejoice in the talents of our friends and to indulge ourselves in what we actually enjoy. We simply can’t do it all at once! I think a potential problem with frequenting the blog community is that it sets women up to feel like failures because they’re looking at everyone’s exhibted strengths and comparing it to their weaknesses. No more! :)

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By: The Swisstensens http://www.designmom.com/2009/04/the-one-thing-i-hope-you-remember-%e2%80%94-by-guest-mom-amy-smart/comment-page-1/#comment-99066 The Swisstensens Sat, 18 Apr 2009 01:27:00 +0000 http://www.gabrielleblair.com//?p=645#comment-99066 Being a lifelong sewer, my mom bought my first machine when I was 8, this post spoke to me. I also have the fear of my kids remembering the back of my head because I spent their time on the computer. I haven’t sewn since the birth of my second child and hate that she has zero hand made dresses in her closet. I’m going to change my ways, set up the sewing machine in the family room and sew! That’s what my mom did. Why haven’t I? Thanks for the thoughts.

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By: Chloe http://www.designmom.com/2009/04/the-one-thing-i-hope-you-remember-%e2%80%94-by-guest-mom-amy-smart/comment-page-1/#comment-99067 Chloe Sat, 18 Apr 2009 00:51:00 +0000 http://www.gabrielleblair.com//?p=645#comment-99067 Amy, I can’t stress enough how much this particular post “spoke” to me today- I really needed it. So thank you- it’s been great having you as a guest poster on Design Mom :)

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By: Laurie1024 http://www.designmom.com/2009/04/the-one-thing-i-hope-you-remember-%e2%80%94-by-guest-mom-amy-smart/comment-page-1/#comment-99068 Laurie1024 Fri, 17 Apr 2009 23:06:00 +0000 http://www.gabrielleblair.com//?p=645#comment-99068 Thanks for a great post! Confession-I am a 31 year old woman without kids and I color to relieve stress! Creative outlet with no calories! Can’t beat it!
I have been inspired by your posts this week to give my sewing machine another try!

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By: Anonymous http://www.designmom.com/2009/04/the-one-thing-i-hope-you-remember-%e2%80%94-by-guest-mom-amy-smart/comment-page-1/#comment-99069 Anonymous Fri, 17 Apr 2009 22:42:00 +0000 http://www.gabrielleblair.com//?p=645#comment-99069 Thank you for this post. I read it to my husband and he wanted to add “and remember to breathe.” :-)

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By: tracy http://www.designmom.com/2009/04/the-one-thing-i-hope-you-remember-%e2%80%94-by-guest-mom-amy-smart/comment-page-1/#comment-99070 tracy Fri, 17 Apr 2009 18:59:00 +0000 http://www.gabrielleblair.com//?p=645#comment-99070 oh my godness. thank you. thank you so much! i totally needed to hear this…what a lovely post!!! i need to print this post out and keep it around to reread, and reread often. thank you so very kindly again! all good wishes

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By: Kathy http://www.designmom.com/2009/04/the-one-thing-i-hope-you-remember-%e2%80%94-by-guest-mom-amy-smart/comment-page-1/#comment-99071 Kathy Fri, 17 Apr 2009 18:08:00 +0000 http://www.gabrielleblair.com//?p=645#comment-99071 Well said! When I was working on my doctoral dissertation, my advisor would always tell me “don’t try to move the ocean. Just move one grain of sand and do it well.” Wise man!

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By: myimaginaryblog http://www.designmom.com/2009/04/the-one-thing-i-hope-you-remember-%e2%80%94-by-guest-mom-amy-smart/comment-page-1/#comment-99072 myimaginaryblog Fri, 17 Apr 2009 17:55:00 +0000 http://www.gabrielleblair.com//?p=645#comment-99072 I was just telling my husband that seeing what some people can make has taken some of the thrill away from sewing for me lately — but when I just do it and try not to compare myself to others, I do enjoy the process. Thanks for the reminder to let what little I can do count for the enjoyment it brings me.

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