Top 50 Mom Craft Blogs, 2012
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Who isn't something of a DIY enthusiast these days? Whether your interest (and aptitude) is more Martha Stewart (the queen of "from scratch") or Sandra Lee (the princess of "semi-homemade"), Babble's 2012 list of the 50 best mom craft blogs has something for everyone. DIY doesn't just give you inner satisfaction; it can save you money on everything from your children's wardrobes to baby shower gifts, all while making them that much more special. Plus, you don't have to be Mary Poppins to realize that DIY can take a rainy day on a weekend or during a school vacation from drab to fab.
This is Babble's second annual compilation of the craftiest blogs on the block. In addition to recommending their favorite sites, our panel of industry insiders and craft lovers looked at last year's winning list and reader nominations and painstakingly narrowed down the abundance of talent to 50 total winners for 2012. (It was no easy feat!) Winners are organized in the following categories: Best DIY Projects, Overall Presentation, Best Projects for Parents, Best for Kids, and Most Beautiful (based on the quality and creativity of the pages and photography). If you see something else inspiring out there on the inter-webs we've missed, by all means nominate it here. Get ready, get set .... get creative! - Amy Levin Epstein
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I Can Teach My Child | Jenae
The What’s What: Sometimes you read a blog to make you happier or bring you out of a funky moment; ICTMC is one of those uplifting blogs. From its kid-friendly, happy craft suggestions (like a beaded rainbow that’s exploding with color) to introspective and inspirational posts (like this one about competition among women), you’ll feel just a little bit better with every click. We love how the blog is organized by age (so you can pick an appropriate project for your child’s developmental stage), theme (bugs or camping, for instance), and concepts (like ABCs or numbers).
The Mama: Jenae is a full-time mother of two who started her career as a first-grade teacher, so she knows more than a little something about early child education (in fact, she earned her masters degree in the subject). She calls her husband Prince Charming, and we don’t know who is cuter – her knight in shining armor or her two smiley toddlers.