Family is something we talk about quite often here at pi.

You guys know how important my little ones are to me, and I believe you know, as well as I, what a struggle it can be to be ever-present in their lives.

the present family

Especially for those of us who are passionate about design, decor, creating spaces.  It’s not all about the house, after all.

the present family at perfectly imperfect & the handmade home

the present family at perfectly imperfect & the handmade home

Enter The Present Family.

My friend, Ashley from The Handmade Home, and I have both been reminded of how important it is to not only include our kids in projects, but to be present.

To give them the gift of time.  Present time.

the present family at perfectly imperfect & the handmade home

Do you guys feel that??

That pressing weight to do, do, do?

the present family at perfectly imperfect & the handmade home

To get it all done?

the present family at perfectly imperfect & the handmade home

I think we all do.  Even if we are purposeful in our time with our families, it’s pretty simple to get caught up in the daily grind: breakfast, pack lunch, errands, projects, blogging, groceries, dinner cooking, bath time, story time, bed.  Crash.

And that’s the short list.

the present family at perfectly imperfect & the handmade home

This new series is something Ash and I are SO excited about!!  It’ll be full of fun, SIMPLE, ideas to enjoy those “stop & remember” moments with your families.

the present family at perfectly imperfect & the handmade home

We’ll come up with easy crafts to do with them, talk about how to involve them in your own DIY projects, and hopefully, we’ll all inspire each other to enjoy the little things.

the present family at perfectly imperfect & the handmade home

It’s not all about the party, after all.  It’s about the birthday girls, and the birthday boys.

the present family at perfectly imperfect & the handmade home

I hope you’ll hop on over to Ashley’s today, to see what she thinks about all of it.  I can’t wait to kick our new series off next week…come back for some easy-peasy fall crafts to do with your kiddos!

Here’s to being a present family, this holiday season and always.

:-)

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