The Creative Family

The Creative Family

How to Encourage Imagination and Nurture Family Connections

When you learn to awaken your family’s creativity, wonderful things will happen: you’ll make meaningful connections with your children in large and small ways; your children will more often engage in their own creative discoveries; and your family will embrace new ways to relax, play, and grow together. With just the simple tools around you—your imagination, basic art supplies, household objects, and natural materials—you can transform your family life, and have so much more fun!

Amanda Soule has charmed many with her tales of creativity and parenting on her blog, SouleMama. Here she shares ideas and projects with the same warm tone and down-to-earth voice. Perfect for all families, the wide range of projects presented here offers ideas for imaginative play, art and crafts, nature explorations, and family celebrations.

This book embraces a whole new way of living that will engage your children’s imagination, celebrate their achievements, and help you to express love and gratitude for each other as a family.

To learn more about the author, Amanda Soule, visit her blog at

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    How to Encourage Imagination and Nurture Family Connections

  • Author Bio
    Amanda Blake Soule

    Amanda Blake Soule is the creator of the popular blog SouleMama, which she began in 2005 as a way to share the creative journey of her family. That emphasis on creative exploration, family connection, and appreciate for nature is at the heart of her first three books—The Creative Family, Handmade Home, and The Rhythm of Family (which she co-wrote with her husband, Steve). In 2012, Amanda started Taproot magazine, an ad-free print publication dedicated to exploring the topics of food, farm, family, and craft through art, photography, recipes, patterns, and personal narrative.

    Amanda lives in Western Maine with her husband, five children, and a growing menagerie of farm animals in a 200-year-old farmhouse, on a homestead they are bringing back to life. Growing and making all manner of things in their days, they strive as a family to stay connected to one another and the Earth by bringing creativity into the everyday.

    Imprint: Roost
    ISBN: 9780834822047
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    "Embraces a new way of living that will engage your children's imaginations, celebrate their achievements, and help you to express love and gratitude for each other as a family." —Living Crafts Magazine

    "Give your family an injection of creativity with this inspirational book." —Kindred Magazine

    "The Creative Family will make life with your children rich, full, imaginative, and fun beyond measure. This book is a recipe for joyful parenting and a joyful life. It's a gift for both your children and yourself. I loved it!" —Zoe Weil, President, Institute for Humane Education and author of Above All, Be Kind: Raising a Humane Child in Challenging Times

    "Amanda Soule has created a wonderful guide that nourishes the wellspring of creativity already inherent in the family dynamic. She encourages discovery, ingenuity, sharing, and celebration in a way that helps each family member grow, while simultaneously bringing the whole family closer together. A truly meaningful book for and about that which we hold dearest." —Jeffrey Yamaguchi, author of 52 Projects: Random Acts of Everday Creativity

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