Once a mom blogger, always a mom blogger

Some of you, dear readers, know that I started my blogging life at Manners for Modern Mothers, focusing on manners, motherhood, and the modern world. Here, at Bottle Branch, my goal is to celebrate the creative and handmade life, in a well rounded, slow blogger kind of way.

Yet, it seems, I still have something to say about motherhood. So, last week, I wrote this review ( on ivillage parenting) of the book Masterminds and Wingmen, by Rosalind Wiseman. Parenting is a moving target and sometimes, a good book can help a mother focus her parenting efforts so she can get back to the business of making things.


* book cover image from the author Rosalind Wiseman’s website.

Changes in my blogging life


My friend and I have decided to end our blog, Manners for Modern Mothers. I am sad because it was such an engaging project and Liz was such a wonderful partner in blogging. I am relieved because I am a little weary of worrying about my own manners (or lack there of). Finally, since this is a blog about making things, I’ll say I am proud of the little “the end” illustration (above) I created for our final post.