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Author Archive for Catherine Arveseth

About the Author:

Catherine K. Arveseth is a full-time mother to five children, including two sets of twins. She writes for Power of Moms, Segullah, and Meridian Magazine, and is privileged to be on the Power of Moms board. She blogs @ wildnprecious.com.
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Why We Should Nurture Wonder

Why We Should Nurture Wonder

The magic of childhood. How do you make it last, respect it, and hold on to it? By observing, engaging, and nurturing our children’s imaginations, not only can we preserve the magic, we can participate in it.
Spiritual Sundays: Climbing Mother

Spiritual Sundays: Climbing Mother

Motherhood reveals a person inside you didn't know was there. One that scares you some days. But mostly, one that is stronger, steadier, more compassionate. One that knows sacrifice. One that knows real needs. One that knows a love impossible to describe.
Favorite Children's Books from 2013

Favorite Children’s Books from 2013

Looking for some fantastic books to share with your children? There were a number of excellent picture books published in 2013. Catherine Arveseth's list this year includes some old books, some new-ish, and a bunch that are brand new.
I See the Moon

I See the Moon

I’m fading fast. So I leave the computer and head upstairs to my twin girls’ bedroom. I turn the door quietly and return a lost doll to her cradle. As I pull Ali’s covers over her, I notice the moonlight, liquid blue, rolling in waves across her hands. I flick the blind slats and peer...
Putting On The Brakes

Putting On The Brakes

Maybe families everywhere could benefit from slowing down and rushing less.
I Talk To the Trees

I Talk To the Trees

When I was young my Dad would sing this little tune - usually to the background of six kids banging utensils, crashing toys, yelling and chasing each other round the house while one of us wheeled through the kitchen on roller skates: "I talk to the treeeees.... but they don't listen to me."
Favorite Children's Books from 2012

Favorite Children’s Books from 2012

Author and mother of five Catherine Arveseth reviews her favorite children's books from 2012.
Go Gently

Go Gently

Lately I’ve been feeling the need to go gently, speak gently, do more things gently, as a mother. Our responses determine the climate of a relationship, of a home.
Say Yes

Say Yes

I've realized that sometimes I say no without even thinking I could say yes. So the past few months, I’ve been trying say yes more – even though Children + Yes = More Mess.
Realizing Life

Realizing Life

My life is crazy. And if I think too much about how crazy it is I might actually go crazy. But I don’t. (Think about how crazy and hard it is.) Most of the time. I just do. And do some more.
Watching You

Watching You

It’s true. I’ve been watching you. Not in the creepy, lock-your-doors kind of way. But in the unspoken, wonder-and-admire kind of way.
Homeless But At Home

Homeless But At Home

Have you ever felt homeless? Been in between homes? Moved in with your parents…or in-laws? Lived far away from the place you call home? Or what about actually owning a home? I’ve been mulling this thought over a lot lately: What makes a home? We are currently “homeless” – living with my parents while we...