Comments on: Living With Kids: Andrea Gorda http://www.designmom.com/2012/12/living-with-kids-andrea-gorda/ The Intersection of Design & Motherhood Mon, 21 Jul 2014 20:13:46 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.5.1 By: Bill & Shirley Chornawka http://www.designmom.com/2012/12/living-with-kids-andrea-gorda/comment-page-1/#comment-839984 Bill & Shirley Chornawka Thu, 06 Feb 2014 03:28:54 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=28791#comment-839984 Thanks for sharing you story, very interesting, nice to here about family.
You seem to have a wonderful home and children, Gods Blessings to you.
Keep on using your talents for GODS GLORY,,,
LOVE ya all,,,,Bill & Shirley, Yorkton Sask.

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By: monday: best of last week | The Misadventures of Kelly and Kelly http://www.designmom.com/2012/12/living-with-kids-andrea-gorda/comment-page-1/#comment-425897 monday: best of last week | The Misadventures of Kelly and Kelly Mon, 31 Dec 2012 13:06:46 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=28791#comment-425897 [...] living with kids [...]

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By: kim http://www.designmom.com/2012/12/living-with-kids-andrea-gorda/comment-page-1/#comment-425686 kim Sun, 30 Dec 2012 03:21:38 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=28791#comment-425686 Beautiful…just beautiful – your home, your words, the simplicity of your full life. Thank you for sharing! Very refreshing to read something so honest and real.

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By: Amy3 http://www.designmom.com/2012/12/living-with-kids-andrea-gorda/comment-page-1/#comment-424645 Amy3 Mon, 24 Dec 2012 18:26:00 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=28791#comment-424645 This is the best advice I’ve ever heard – “We have no guarantees for anything but the exact moment we are in, so I’m constantly reminding myself to stay there in that wee tiny space.”

Thank you!

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By: steph t. http://www.designmom.com/2012/12/living-with-kids-andrea-gorda/comment-page-1/#comment-424194 steph t. Fri, 21 Dec 2012 19:56:27 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=28791#comment-424194 beautiful home… beautiful words and inspiration for a simpler life.
i too live in manitoba… so the setting looks very similar!
andrea, do you blog?
or just sell stuff on etsy?

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By: kate http://www.designmom.com/2012/12/living-with-kids-andrea-gorda/comment-page-1/#comment-423808 kate Fri, 21 Dec 2012 02:40:26 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=28791#comment-423808 Beautiful and inspiring!

Thank you for sharing, I loved this home.

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By: Wendy http://www.designmom.com/2012/12/living-with-kids-andrea-gorda/comment-page-1/#comment-423605 Wendy Thu, 20 Dec 2012 18:52:14 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=28791#comment-423605 You have a beautiful home & I love your approach of keeping things simple. But what struck me even more was when I teared up reading about how hard it is to stop having babies. I completely agree. I just had my 3rd a little over a year ago at age 41 and I know I’m done for many reasons not the least of which being pregnant in your 40s is really tough (at least compared to having my first at 28). But I’m so sad about it too. It’s a strange thing to grasp that a certain stage of your life has passed. And I too wish I had nuzzled those sweet soft fuzzy heads a little longer! How quickly they grow and become independent little beings all their own and you’re left with a strange mix of pride & sadness.
Thank you for sharing your home & thoughts, both are just lovely.

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By: Grace http://www.designmom.com/2012/12/living-with-kids-andrea-gorda/comment-page-1/#comment-423562 Grace Thu, 20 Dec 2012 15:05:31 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=28791#comment-423562 Beautiful home and family. Loved what she said about her style. I find myself worrying when I can’t describe or narrow down my style. I like how she says you just have to get over that. It shouldn’t matter if you’re surrounded with what makes you happy. I’ve missed the last few tours and this was the perfect one to come back to. Thank you!

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By: Jess http://www.designmom.com/2012/12/living-with-kids-andrea-gorda/comment-page-1/#comment-423464 Jess Wed, 19 Dec 2012 15:31:07 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=28791#comment-423464 Gathering inspiration from (*cough*snooping*cough*) other people’s homes is so great, so I love this series.

But oh boy is this my favourite! I was going to quote this bit:

“We wanted our children’s first moments to be ingrained with something much larger than themselves”

Because oh yes gurl! I totally get what you mean. But then there was so much which spoke to me! Honest, humble living … the joys of small spaces … that fantastic description of your land … a blank slate for play, all of it. Your home is beautiful, Andrea (especially that quilt in the winter landscape!) – thanks for sharing!

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By: Danielle http://www.designmom.com/2012/12/living-with-kids-andrea-gorda/comment-page-1/#comment-423462 Danielle Wed, 19 Dec 2012 15:01:28 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=28791#comment-423462 The rocking horse, the teepee, the landscape… so much beauty and simplicity. Sometimes I long for the sights and smells of nature right outside my doorstep, not just for me but my children. And I agree, babies are indeed intoxicating and addictive!! Thank you for sharing.

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By: hyzen http://www.designmom.com/2012/12/living-with-kids-andrea-gorda/comment-page-1/#comment-423461 hyzen Wed, 19 Dec 2012 14:59:47 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=28791#comment-423461 Wonderful. Really wonderful. What a dear home, family, philosophy, and community. Made me want to pick up and be their neighbors, as long as we could have adjoining land with a creek and some boreal forest, too!

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By: Stephanie http://www.designmom.com/2012/12/living-with-kids-andrea-gorda/comment-page-1/#comment-423459 Stephanie Wed, 19 Dec 2012 14:03:06 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=28791#comment-423459 Lovely home, furniture, and words! I’m glad to see other “small” houses too, although their house seems quite normal by my standards! Thanks for sharing.

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By: Michelle http://www.designmom.com/2012/12/living-with-kids-andrea-gorda/comment-page-1/#comment-423456 Michelle Wed, 19 Dec 2012 13:29:49 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=28791#comment-423456 Thanks for sharing your family and wonderful home. I too live in Manitoba.

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By: Lucy Mitchell http://www.designmom.com/2012/12/living-with-kids-andrea-gorda/comment-page-1/#comment-423451 Lucy Mitchell Wed, 19 Dec 2012 12:22:15 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=28791#comment-423451 Where did you get the rocking horse? These photos are all really beautiful. A pleasure to browse through, thanks!

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By: Tracie http://www.designmom.com/2012/12/living-with-kids-andrea-gorda/comment-page-1/#comment-423437 Tracie Wed, 19 Dec 2012 10:28:55 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=28791#comment-423437 So beautiful – all of it, the house, the land, the community, the family, the love. Makes me wish I could go live there. :)

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By: Lisa Taylor Whitley http://www.designmom.com/2012/12/living-with-kids-andrea-gorda/comment-page-1/#comment-423417 Lisa Taylor Whitley Wed, 19 Dec 2012 04:33:13 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=28791#comment-423417 Beautiful home! I love reading your story

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By: Hayley http://www.designmom.com/2012/12/living-with-kids-andrea-gorda/comment-page-1/#comment-423415 Hayley Wed, 19 Dec 2012 04:16:42 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=28791#comment-423415 I love seeing “smaller” houses. Especially smaller houses with more than 1-2 kids. I love seeing the logistics behind it, and how they are decorated, and how they are lived in. In Texas, many have that “bigger is better” mentality and I struggle with thinking we need more space and being content with what we have. It flip flops each day. Everything about this home is lovely!

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By: Amanda http://www.designmom.com/2012/12/living-with-kids-andrea-gorda/comment-page-1/#comment-423404 Amanda Wed, 19 Dec 2012 02:11:39 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=28791#comment-423404 This home was one of my favorites. My husband and I are very big proponents of minimalism and used home goods/furniture. I find reusing items extremely satisfying. I would love a house next the woods where children could romp and burn off energy. Andrea, your kids will really appreciate this environment now and into the future.

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By: Emily http://www.designmom.com/2012/12/living-with-kids-andrea-gorda/comment-page-1/#comment-423376 Emily Tue, 18 Dec 2012 21:27:21 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=28791#comment-423376 i love that bigger dog. oh my goodness. so cute!

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By: Kendra http://www.designmom.com/2012/12/living-with-kids-andrea-gorda/comment-page-1/#comment-423372 Kendra Tue, 18 Dec 2012 20:46:39 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=28791#comment-423372 Beautiful home and thoughts! Kudos for the book reading shot – Toot and Puddle books are the best.

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