Comments on: Living With Kids: Sarah Sandidge http://www.designmom.com/2012/02/living-with-kids-sarah-sandidge/ The Intersection of Design & Motherhood Fri, 15 Aug 2014 00:30:13 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.5.1 By: Emma http://www.designmom.com/2012/02/living-with-kids-sarah-sandidge/comment-page-1/#comment-700478 Emma Wed, 28 Aug 2013 11:56:00 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=17075#comment-700478 THANK YOU SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO much for this one. This is exactly our house building ( owner building to a tee!) I was getting really jack of it too and feeling sorry for myself. This has made me feel a million times better because now I KNOW there is at least one other person who is ‘dealing’ with it too. :)

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By: Katie http://www.designmom.com/2012/02/living-with-kids-sarah-sandidge/comment-page-1/#comment-345134 Katie Wed, 29 Feb 2012 23:56:59 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=17075#comment-345134 Love this series!! One of your previous post about living with kids featured a woman who said she’d grown used to the idea that finishing the house was now part of a 20-year plan. That has stuck with me, and encouraged me over and over as I live in this home that is half-finished. Learning to enjoy the process and not just obsess about getting it done has been huge for me. Thank you for featuring the creativity and love that “real” people put into their homes!

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By: Anne http://www.designmom.com/2012/02/living-with-kids-sarah-sandidge/comment-page-1/#comment-345097 Anne Wed, 29 Feb 2012 18:30:32 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=17075#comment-345097 I love these pictures, esp. the one of the baby crying in the sink. Aw! I also loved the story of how the girl was easy but the boy puts everything in his mouth–boy, have I lived that!
This series is so fun, and for me the take-away is to appreciate my surroundings. I never thought of my house as design-y, but I look around it now and realize that we have so many things that are special and beautiful to our family.

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By: sarah jane http://www.designmom.com/2012/02/living-with-kids-sarah-sandidge/comment-page-1/#comment-345053 sarah jane Wed, 29 Feb 2012 15:00:13 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=17075#comment-345053 You are right, Susan. We’ve definitely been very cautious with the lead paint issue. I follow Diesel around with a hand-held vacuum!

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By: sarah jane http://www.designmom.com/2012/02/living-with-kids-sarah-sandidge/comment-page-1/#comment-345050 sarah jane Wed, 29 Feb 2012 14:56:59 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=17075#comment-345050 Yes, Dana! The electricity was definitely turned off! And I agree on the rest as well.

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By: Evie Stark http://www.designmom.com/2012/02/living-with-kids-sarah-sandidge/comment-page-1/#comment-344994 Evie Stark Wed, 29 Feb 2012 03:05:05 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=17075#comment-344994 I love this house and this family! Fantastic interview. Sarah and Jay really have personified patience throughout this reno. It’s been one thing after another with the house, but they are pealing away the layers and the beauty is finally revealing itself!

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By: susan http://www.designmom.com/2012/02/living-with-kids-sarah-sandidge/comment-page-1/#comment-344993 susan Wed, 29 Feb 2012 02:59:31 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=17075#comment-344993 I think there are legitimate worries about lead paint in an older home being remodelled, especially with a toddler who puts chips in his mouth.
It is very true that 5 year olds used to apprentice but lots of of them were injured and disabled. That’s why we have child welfare laws.

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By: Julia http://www.designmom.com/2012/02/living-with-kids-sarah-sandidge/comment-page-1/#comment-344989 Julia Wed, 29 Feb 2012 02:24:44 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=17075#comment-344989 Thanks for sharing Sarah’s home with us! I am always excited to read your Living with Kids series, because the posts truly are about more than just the physical aspects of each home, as you said.

I was so inspired by the way Meredith Alexander, in one of your interviews, described her home as “my love letter to my family,” that I wrote a blog post about it for Valentines Day:

http://www.calmcradle.com/1/post/2012/02/a-different-kind-of-love-letter.html

Thank you for the inspiration!

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By: dana http://www.designmom.com/2012/02/living-with-kids-sarah-sandidge/comment-page-1/#comment-344970 dana Tue, 28 Feb 2012 23:53:00 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=17075#comment-344970 Love this family, love this house…and don’t worry, mommies, I’m certain the electricity was shut off before hubby started working on the wires! I grew up in a home built in the 1860′s, and my father rewired and re-plumbed all 18 rooms, at times stripping the walls to beyond bare bones. I grew up with the perfume of sawdust, and saw-horses for play equipment, and it taught me to tackle home projects with aplomb. Home renos make or break relationships, and it’s lovely to see the marriage bond growing stronger in this loving home.

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By: Jessica Poelma http://www.designmom.com/2012/02/living-with-kids-sarah-sandidge/comment-page-1/#comment-344958 Jessica Poelma Tue, 28 Feb 2012 22:01:18 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=17075#comment-344958 I love all the living with kids and this one too! Please keep us updated on this house…I can’t wait to see the done kitchen!

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By: ModFruGal http://www.designmom.com/2012/02/living-with-kids-sarah-sandidge/comment-page-1/#comment-344951 ModFruGal Tue, 28 Feb 2012 21:25:41 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=17075#comment-344951 I have loved this series simply because I love seeing how other families live! How do others manage clutter/renovations/quality time that is the great juggling act of parenting and home ownership? Looks like Sarah is doing a great job and having fun in the process.

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By: Emily http://www.designmom.com/2012/02/living-with-kids-sarah-sandidge/comment-page-1/#comment-344940 Emily Tue, 28 Feb 2012 20:34:55 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=17075#comment-344940 I am fascinated by this series! Not just by the beautiful and colorful homes, but by what I learn about myself as I read the posts and look at the photos. So many of the homes are so bright and colorful. I would probably use the words beautifully eclectic. My home is not!

That doesn’t mean I don’t love my home. I love clean lines and simple designs. Clutter makes me a little crazy. I once hung a large collection of carefully coordinated (but non-matching) frames of varying sizes and shapes. I worked very hard on the layout, and it turned out beautifully. Three months later I took it down, patched and repainted all of the nail holes and replaced it with three large frames and a couple of floating shelves. I love it.

It is so interesting to see what I would pull from these homes and what I would love when I visited, but not take home.

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By: Cecilia Madden http://www.designmom.com/2012/02/living-with-kids-sarah-sandidge/comment-page-1/#comment-344927 Cecilia Madden Tue, 28 Feb 2012 19:37:58 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=17075#comment-344927 this is my favorite feature so far. so much wisdom in how they raise their family.

with all of these posts, i love that at a deep level it’s all about what these families place as priorities in their life and somewhat about their parenting styles too. i’ve found them all SO insightful. i think one big factor is the amazing people you choose (duh), but also the way you’ve crafted the interview questions. so well done!

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By: leslie w. http://www.designmom.com/2012/02/living-with-kids-sarah-sandidge/comment-page-1/#comment-344922 leslie w. Tue, 28 Feb 2012 19:33:13 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=17075#comment-344922 i second that. i think it’s my favorite take-away, too. patience! :)

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By: Liv http://www.designmom.com/2012/02/living-with-kids-sarah-sandidge/comment-page-1/#comment-344902 Liv Tue, 28 Feb 2012 17:41:44 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=17075#comment-344902 When I was 9, my parents started building our own home. There were three other kids younger than me, all the way down to age one. We always found fun things to do and it was really cool to see the progress of the home. I’m sure it was crazy for my parents with five kids and all, but it all worked out just fine.

Also, I want to live in her house.

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By: Melissa http://www.designmom.com/2012/02/living-with-kids-sarah-sandidge/comment-page-1/#comment-344895 Melissa Tue, 28 Feb 2012 17:14:46 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=17075#comment-344895 This has been such a fun series. My best take-away has been the running theme of compromise. I wonder if it would be possible for each feature to have just one photo of the house in “real life” – not cleaned or styled for photos. It might be inspiring or uplifting for people to see things not so perfect :).

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By: Amy3 http://www.designmom.com/2012/02/living-with-kids-sarah-sandidge/comment-page-1/#comment-344883 Amy3 Tue, 28 Feb 2012 16:30:20 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=17075#comment-344883 My favorite take-away has been the idea of buying only those things you love. It’s so easy, at least for me, to get caught up in the idea of finishing projects and moving on. There’s real wisdom in believing that the right things will come to you, if you give them time, rather than trying to rush to completion. Good advice for me in many areas of my life!

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By: Sally http://www.designmom.com/2012/02/living-with-kids-sarah-sandidge/comment-page-1/#comment-344881 Sally Tue, 28 Feb 2012 16:26:01 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=17075#comment-344881 What a fun article.
I had to laugh when I saw your question about keeping the kids safe – when I saw that picture the first thought in my mind was “Aw, he’s so sweet to let her sit in his lap even though it made the job harder” rather than anything about safety. I guess that’s because I grew up sitting on my Papa’s arm while he worked, pretty much no matter what he was doing, and never once even came close to being hurt. In fact, the only dangerous situation I can ever remember being in was the one time I got bored watching him and wandered off to play without him :)
I love how this family includes the kids in everything and has fun with life!

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By: Jay Sandidge http://www.designmom.com/2012/02/living-with-kids-sarah-sandidge/comment-page-1/#comment-344871 Jay Sandidge Tue, 28 Feb 2012 15:53:20 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=17075#comment-344871 I’m Sarah’s husband featured in this tour. During a renovation you become acutely aware of the phenomenon whereby a 9-month old crawls away from a mound of toys with whirlygigs, bells, flashing lights and directly towards an obscure, dark corner of the house where a single, solitary outlet has been removed from its protective housing awaiting the investigative touch of a curious infant. Really? “Sure, this $100 ‘Fisher Price Vegas’ is neat, but I’m REALLY interested in finding out what drywall tastes like.”

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By: Molly Winn http://www.designmom.com/2012/02/living-with-kids-sarah-sandidge/comment-page-1/#comment-344869 Molly Winn Tue, 28 Feb 2012 15:47:45 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=17075#comment-344869 Such eye candy! I LOVE that bathroom and all the unique aspects of it! So fun!! Thanks for sharing!

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