The Lost Arts


My blog is taking on a new series and I am absolutely thrilled about it.  Twice a week, with some help from my great family and terrific friends I will address topics to help you and your family have a higher quality of life and be happier too – that’s THE goal.  Here’s how it will work….

   Our society is fast paced and changing quickly, but there are constants that are time proven.

   After much pondering and brainstorming with others, these are the 8 topics I have chosen to address each month.

  •    I sincerely feel these 8 themes will help us LEARN, PRACTICE and BECOME more proficient and –

 * Will keep us grounded in the fundamentally important things in life

* Will confidently help us be prepared for what life brings around

* Will energetically challenge and motive us to improve a bit at a time – not overwhelmed us or make us miserable thinking we can’t do it all

* Will help us be happily fulfilled, knowing we are becoming better all the time

The Lost Arts

The Lost Art of Savings – Achieve a higher level of savings and learn new ways of purchasing power

The Lost Art of Relationships – With our world ever becoming more technology based, which is a blessing but also a curse, I will bring ideas to open paths of communication to heal wounds, keep connections strong and even to know how to start conversations.

The Lost Art of Kindness – There is already SO much good and the compassion for others going on now is amazing; however, this is something so near to my heart that I will bring a way to easily do a thoughtful deed or gift for another each month, just to help motivate, or make it even easier.

The Lost Art of Sewing – Even if you do not like to sew, or own a sewing machine, that’s fine.  I will have tutorials for basic mending and a few no-sew projects.  However, sewing is so crucial to learn because it can save an incredible amount of money if you can mend, re-purpose and make a few items for yourself, family and home.  You do not need to do it masterfully, just ok will do. Possibly give it a try, you may like it Sam I Am!

The Lost Art of Play – This is another area that technology has taken over in our life.  Imagination, ingenuity, creativity and dreaming of new ideas are the life blood of advancing society; and more importantly, the vital component for a resourceful and thriving person. I will bring easy and fun ideas, even some throw-back’s from days-gone-by for us all to try and have fun with.

The Lost Art of Cleaning – We will have pictures and directions on how to approach and tackle basic cleaning.  Also, there will be spring and fall cleaning to make simple and doable.

The Lost Art of Self Reliance – This is a key element to focus on and we will make it achievable and not overwhelming.  It will include preparation for times we may need food, along with other necessities to have on hand. Also, how to take care of our self and others in various ways such as a small power outage or even a crisis or disaster.

The Lost Art of Cooking – My cookbook, Carrie’s Cooking For Keeps is all about this. I begin with simple how to’s, coupled with fun and new recipes, that even the advanced cook will appreciate.  Along with a bit of the book to help you out, we will teach you how to do many other types of cooking that you are going to LOVE.

The 8 Lost Arts are all founded on getting back to the basics and putting attention on these things that will help you economically, teach you new skills and new hobbies, build better bonds with family and friends, all while improving your overall life = that is the goal I have here at A Mother’s hadow.  I hope you will visit daily.  Please share your wisdom and advice in the comment section so we can learn from you too!  As always: Recognize a Blessing and Be A Blessing Today.


Copyright Carrie Groneman, A Mother’s Shadow, 2015

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  1. Very exciting news and truly can’t wait to see what comes from this and will be staying tuned. Hoping you enjoyed your weekend and the week ahead now, too ;)

  2. So true, Carrie. The sewing thing is BIG! When I was a little girl my mom vowed that before I grew up I would learn to sew and type. She meant it, too. She got me sewing lessons with a tailor…very nice lady. I was nearly hopeless but I did learn to sew well enough to get by in a pinch! LOL Typing? That was in highschool and I loved to type. This is going to sound really silly but I’ll say it anyway. When I was first in a job that required typing I actually prayed and asked the Lord to make me so good at it that I didn’t have to think about where the keys were. I wanted to think the word and have it show up on the page. Well, that day came and I was so excited when I turned that corner.

  3. Carrie,

    I would have to agree with all these things. It seems like to me no one cooks, cleans, sews, etc. They just pay to have it done. It is so truly but sad. They are missing out!

  4. Again, very nice post…you always know how to make your viewers think. :)

    Thanks for joining the Cooking and Crafting with J & J Link Up!

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