A couple of times a month, I invite a Guest Mom (or Guest Dad or Guest Aunt — we’ve yet to have a Guest Uncle) to share their thoughts, ideas and recommendations over the course of a week. It makes for fun new perspectives on my blog and enables me to introduce some of my favorite people to you. You can find an archive of all the Guest Mom posts below.

Note: I’ve suspended my Guest Mom series until this baby is born. Instead, every Wednesday I’ve been posting pregnancy, adoption and birth stories sent in by Design Mom Readers. You can find those here.


Lyndsey of The Stationery Place
A Paper Holiday: Photocards
A Paper Holiday: Eco-Friendly
A Paper Holiday: Best Of The Press

Kristy Glass of Glass Posse
Welcome Kristy Glass
All In The Details
All About The Makeup
All In The Alternatives
All About Halloween Ever
All About A Character

Carrie Lundell of This Mama Makes Stuff
Welcome Carrie Lundell!
The Birth Of A Family Heirloom
Journal Roundup
Putting Heirlooms To Good Use
Preserving Children’s Artwork

Allison Czarneki of Petit Elefant
Welcome Allison!
How To Wear Jewelry
An Outfit For Fall
How To Wear A Scarf
How To: Everyday Eye Makeup
How To: Smoky Eyes

Stacy of Seven Smooches
Welcome Stacy!
I Have A Dream
What Once Was
Under A Blanket Of Stars
Once Upon A Time
Brown Paper Packages Tied Up With String

Lara Fishman of Designers Call
Hello Lara Fishman
Be Kind To Mom Space
Reincarnated Kids Furniture
Trash To Treasure DIY
My Daughters Bedrooms
Work Spaces That Work For Both Moms And Kids

Starr Keller of Starr Strung
Hello Starr!
Handmade Gardening
Paring Down & Upcycling
Be An Original, Upcycled Vintage Bride
The Perfect Dress

Amy Thompson of Progressive Pioneer
Hello Amy Thompson
City Chicks
Going Green
Artisan Bread At Home
Meeting The Queen
From Tree To Chair
Changing Diapers, Changing Minds

Beth Longtine of Where’s The Veil?
Hello Beth!
Simple Weddings
Reuse and Recycle (Or Borrow If Needed)
Wedding Clothes
Considering Others

Amy Smart of The Quilting Diaries
Hello There Amy Smart!
Why Quilts Are Cooler Than You Think
Charmed I’m Sure: An Easy Way To Avoid Fabric Overload
5 Easy Ways To Teach A Girl (or Boy) To Sew
How To Make A Messenger Bag In 32 Minutes
The One Thing I Hope You Remember

Jora of Domestic Reflections
Welcome Jora
Food Is Life
The Virtues of (Meal) Planning Ahead
The Dish That Keeps On Giving
The Truth About Kids and Vegetables
Because We All Need More Dinner Ideas
Dinner For Two

Kelly Wilkinson — our first Guest Aunt — of Make Grow Gather
Welcome to Kelly Wilkinson
Magnet Makeover
A Story Box
Fave Fabrics & Books
Upcycled Photo Cube
Potatoes & Printing

Stephanie Brubaker — of Stephmodo
Welcome Stephanie
Budget Bedroom Makeover
Wooden Mobiles
Favorite Desserts
Affordable Art
Make Someone’s Day

Amy Stigler — designer at Smock
Welcome Amy
Kid Friendly Dinner Parties
Setting the Stage
Food & Drink
The Foods
Keep Em Busy Activities


Rochelle of Studio G
Hello Again Rochelle!
Flower Shop
The Share Chair
Tree House Update
The Day They Parachuted Cats On Borneo
Schoolyard Gardens

Mrs. Dub of Mrs. Dub
Welcome to Mrs. Dub
Making Nice With Halloween
Flower Power by Guest Dad James
Glamma Fabulous
Baby Zee
Little Boogies
Spooky Snacks
Hosting For Dummies
Butter Issues
Sew What?
Farewell Friends

Wendy B.
Welcome Guest Mom Wendy!
The Thing I Wish All Parents Knew Before Their Kids Start Kindergarten
Gifted & Talented — A Semi-Rant
Children’s Books: My Favorites

John Spencer of Via Toy Boxes
Hanging Around — How To Easily Put Up Big Pictures
A Quick Lesson In Measurements
Outdoor Project — Making The Most Of It, Part 1
Football Season
Making The Most Of It, Part 2

Cathe Holden of Just Something I Made
Welcome Cathe!
Sketchbook: Never Leave Home Without It
Budget Birthdays
Home Arts, The Lost Art

Jane Maynard of This Week For Dinner
Welcome Jane!
Work at Home Office
Great Kids’ Room Finds
My Favorite Things: Framing Fun Stuff
10 Minutes A Day
Children’s Books
Diaper & Wipes Case
5 Minute Makeup
Auf Wiedersehen

Burgin Streetman of Scribbling in San Antonio
Welcome Burgin Streetman
Hello. It’s Nice To Meet You.
Books — Eye Heart Vintage
Books — Random Fun Picks
Books — New or Old… It’s All Good
Nature — Sense of Wonder
Nature — Butterfly Alphabet
Nature — A Few of His Favorite Things
Music — Music Together, LPs and More
Music — Random Fun Music Picks
Music — Peter and the Wolf
Art — Art Museums Are For Babies Too!
Art — Painting, Coloring and All That Jazz
Art — Stuff For Walls. Yummy.
Travel — Money is Time
Travel — Get Moving
Travel — The World of M. Sasek
So Long, Farewell

Kristin Fine of Shop With Love
Welcome Kristin Fine
A Few Things
My Current Design Obsessions
Child’s Artwork Collage
My Green List
I Heart Our New Jeans

Amy Turn Sharp of Doobleh-vay
Welcome to Amy!!
Inspire Yourself
Create An Artsy Fartsy Summer For Your Family!
Great Art Supplies
Creative Spaces
Grow Them Well
Simple Art/Learning Project For The Summer
Party Hats Hurrah!

Amanda of CrabMommy
I Heart Hedgehogs
I Heart Hedgehogs: Part Deux

Allysha of Bells On Their Toes
Goodbye and Hello!
Lotta Jansdotter
Anyone Up For Some Armchair Traveling?
Readable Children’s Books
I Heart Public Radio
Annie Selke’s Pine Cone Hill
Kids’ Art
Let’s Go To The Museum
Summer Reading List
Literary Stamps
More Goodbyes and Hellos

Marie of Makes And Takes
Say Hello to Marie
Tissue Paper Butterflies
Live Butterfly Gardens
The Purpose of Play
Shaving Cream Creations
Tips for Crafting With Kids
Great Kid Crafty Sites

Lindsey Rose of Café Johnsonia
Welcome Back Lindsey!
Kids in the Kitchen
The Felt Food Craze
Painted Wooden Dolls
Dorling Kindersley Touch and Feel Cards
Washing Dishes With Style
Plus-size Maternity Wear – What’s out There?

Vera Sweeney of I’m Not Obsessed
Hello to Vera Sweeney
Celebrity Gossip Roundup

Leah of Tiny McSmall
Welcome Leah!
Farmer’s Market
Bulletin Board Part One
Valentine Mixed Tape
A Picture A Day

Kyran Pittman of Notes to Self
Whoooo Loves You
Matryoshka Dolls
Apron Strings
Franciscan China & Pottery
Thanks Again Kyran!

Michelle Mitchell of Scribbit
Say Hello to Michelle Mitchell of Scribbit
Bringing The Outside In (But Without The Antlers)
Ode To A Loaf Of Bread
Beautiful Little Vanilla Vases
Passage To India
Giant Homemade Fortune Cookies
Thank You To Michelle From Scribbit

Leslie of A Room Somewhere
Welcome Leslie!!
Room For Inspiration
Bear By Himself
Abe Lincoln: The Boy Who Loved Books
Gustavian Style
Family Trees Are Pretty
Thank You Leslie!!


Joslyn Taylor of Simple Lovely
Hello from Joslyn
A Theory and Some Essentials
A Room of One’s Own In Praise of Boredom
Get Into the Groove

Katherine Center of KatherineCenter.com
Welcome to Katherine Center
Pirate Girl
Simms Taback
Dog Eared
The King is Naked
Dr. Suess
Moonlight, the Halloween Cat

Dutch of Sweet Juniper

Meet Dutch
Vintage Modern Chairs

Zanne Blair of Zanne Stars
Welcome Zanne!
Bonjour Boujour
Getting Cozy
Creative Spaces
Holiday Cards
Keep In Touch
Goodbye Zanne!

Kyran Pittman of Notes to Self
Hello Kyran!
Jewelry Box
Signature Pieces
Playing Dress Up, Playing Grown Up
Full Circle
Thank you, Kyran!

Debra Mitchell of Twisted Silver
Welcome Debbie
Twisted Design Mom
From Good to Great
Home Depot Drama
The Club and The List
Goodbye Debra

Rachel Jones of Black Eiffel
Welcome Rachel!
The Perfect Hideout
Beauty Products, Jr.
Keeping Memories
Board Books
Birth Announcements
Artistic Picture Books
Think Positive
Kids + Foodies
Final Post
Thank you, Rachel

Andrea Scher of Superhero Journal
Diaper Bags
Jill Platner
A Few Products To Try
Color & Photography
Andrea is a Superhero!

Skye Hoppus of Childish Clothing
Welcome – Blogging Light
Hello! Nice to Meet You!
Modern Baby Gear
Busy Busy…
Traveling With Kids
More Fabulous Sources
Thanks, Skye!

Ryan Wright — our first Guest Dad! — see his house tour on Cookie’s Nesting Blog
Welcome Ryan Wright!
The Soundtrack of Your Life
What Men Want (But Don’t Know They Want)
Interior Overhaul
Hang Up
Got Milk
Happy Father’s Day
Thank you, Ryan

Lisa Valentine Clark of Oh Judy
I’m Not Cool But My Brother Is

Hailey Meyer Liechty of Letter of the Day
Welcome to Hailey Meyer Liechty!!
Year of the Calendar
Egg Timer
Edible Glitter
Keeping My Hands Busy
The DMV, Deafness and My Children
AG Bell Walk
Drop Off Laundry Service
A Few Favorite Children’s Books
Favorite Spaces
Great Gift for a 15-year-old Girl
Thank you, Hailey

Amy M of My Words
Little About Me
Time For You
What to do With Your Favorite Photos
Making a Blog Banner
Gone to Ikea. Be Back This Afternoon.
One Last Thought
Thank you, Amy M!

Sara Stratford of Lewis Girls
Welcome Sara!
Stuff Sara Loves
Krypto the Superdog
The Quest for the Perfect Bathing Suit
Stuff I Love for Kids
The Great Rocking Chair Debate
Thank you SARA!

Courtney Kendrick of CJane’s Enjoy It
Stephanie Nielson of Nie Nie Dialogues
Monday Letter to Nie
Tuesday Letter to cjane
Tuesday Letter to Nie
Wednesday Letter to cjane
Wednesday Letter to Nie
Thursday Letter to cjane
Thursday Letter to Nie
Friday Letter to cjane
Friday Letter to Nie
Thank you to the Lovely Sisters

Lindsey Johnson of Cafe Johnsonia
Introducing Lindsey Rose Johnson!
Weekly Menu & Shopping Lists
Sitting Pretty
Cake Decorating 101
Homemade Ice Cream 101
Hand Painted Love Boxes for Easter
Sweet Things for Spring
Gourmet Easter Goodies
The Unique Toddler’s Bedroom
Displaying Your Photos
Dressing a Gentleman
Good Bye Dear Lindsey

Rebecca Bingham of Ignore the Crazy
Welcome to Rebecca Bingham!
Kids Clothes
Petit Collage
Good Mail
Wooden Toys
Conquering Poverty
Thank you, Rebecca!

Liz Fuller of Backwards Attraction
Welcome — I love this week!
Valentine’s Day Gift #1
Valentine’s Day Gift #2
Valentine’s Day Gift #3
Final Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas
Faerie Tale Theatre
Inspiration: You Are A Superhero
February Date Night Ideas
Inspiration: Live What You Love
Thank you, Liz

Adriana Velez of What I Made for Dinner
Say Hello to Adriana!
My Favorite Kitchen Things
Fishs Eddy
Playing With Magnets
Croque Monsieur Thank you to Adriana

Laurie Smithwick of Upside Up and Leap Design
Welcome Laurie Smithwick!!
Hello! And The Amazing Kim Family Auction
Mr. Gumpy’s Outing
The Huddled Masses
Britax, Redux
Mahar Drygoods
Thank you, Laurie


Kacy Faulconer of Every Day I Write The Book
Welcome Kacy!!
The Elements of Style
You’ll Get a Fancier One Later
The Parenting Breakthrough
What I’m Getting My Kids for Christmas
Dirty Laundry
Shopping for Sam
Last But Not Least
Me, Myself and I
Thank you, Kacy

Rebecca Rather — see her house tour on Cookie’s Nesting Blog
Welcome Rebecca!
Steeped in Style
Spitting Image
Gift for Grandma
Perfect Floor Plan
Adorning Doors
Taking Great Pictures
Thank you, Rebecca

Laura Mayes of The Queso
Welcome Girl con Queso
Do Me A Favor
Easy As…
What a Card!
Happy Friday
Gracias Girl con Queso

Emily C. Spencer of Almost Halfway There
Introducing Emily C. Spencer
Cowboy Birthday – Yee Haw!
Chocolate Dessert Toppers
Placemat Turned Tote
Book of the Week: A Tree is Nice
Stocking Hooks
Goodbye to Emily

Rosalynde Welch Wells of Times & Seasons
Welcome Rosalynde
Can You Be Friends With Somebody That Has Bad Taste?
A Few Things I Love
Blind Spots
Come To Bed
Thank you, Rosalynde

Lisa Valentine Clark — The Original Guest Mom — of Oh Judy
Welcome – Big Day Here at Design Mom
Hello. A few of My Favorite Things
Changes In The Season
Slippery Slope
Fashion Consultant
Tikki Tikki Tembo
Mid-Century Modern
Thank you, Lisa

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