45 episodes

Put a creative spin on the daily grind! The Creative Mama Podcast artfully combines the responsibility of parenthood with the thrill of creative expression. This show is for anyone looking to breathe a little excitement into their everyday routine.

Creative Mama Abbi Z. Meadows

    • Personal Journals
    • 5.0, 31 Ratings

Put a creative spin on the daily grind! The Creative Mama Podcast artfully combines the responsibility of parenthood with the thrill of creative expression. This show is for anyone looking to breathe a little excitement into their everyday routine.

    45: Navigating Quarantine Using the Four IVEs

    45: Navigating Quarantine Using the Four IVEs

    We first heard about the Coronavirus in China months ago and thought it wouldn't apply to us here in the U.S. Fast forward several weeks, and all across America, people are following “Safe at Home” and Social Distancing guidelines to help slow the spread of COVID-19.
    Our daily lives have been flipped upside down by this worldwide pandemic. We are anxious. We are overwhelmed. We are not in control. But we can still create rhythms that help us not only survive but thrive.
    Join us for Creative Mama [Episode 45] as Abbi talks about our collective loss of normalcy and how to regain some semblance of routine during this unprecedented time.
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    People, Places & Things in This Episode:
    Great Homeschool Conventions
    Outschool
    Time Capsule Tips [Episode #45]
    Connect with Abbi on Instagram
    ZasinZebra.com, the home of Creative Mama and other pursuits
    Support the show by making a donation
    Shop on Amazon through our Affiliate store For the same price you’d pay for your items anyway, you can support the Creative Mama Podcast by shopping through this link. Thanks for your patronage!

    • 15 min
    44: Gimme a Break

    44: Gimme a Break

    It’s no secret that life is busy, and we all do our best to keep our respective plates spinning. But more often than not, it’s wise to take a break before you feel broken.
    The struggle lies is learning how to find rejuvenation when the schedule is packed full or the budget is maxed out or there’s no babysitter in sight.
    Listen in to Creative Mama [Episode 44] as Abbi shares some simple ways to find rest on a regular basis and tips for making it happen in a way that doesn’t feel like one more obligation.
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    People, Places & Things in This Episode:
    Great Homeschool Conventions
    Sarah Mackenzie, author of Teaching from Rest and The Read-Aloud Family; mastermind behind the Read-Aloud Revival blog and podcast
    Steve Demme, founder of Demme Learning and creator of Math-U-See curriculum
    Pam Barnhill, host of Your Morning Basket podcast
    My favorite meditation track for relaxation
    Full episodes of This Is Us
    Connect with Abbi on Instagram
    ZasinZebra.com, the home of Creative Mama and other pursuits
    Support the show by making a donation
    Shop on Amazon through our Affiliate store For the same price you’d pay for your items anyway, you can support the Creative Mama Podcast by shopping through this link. Thanks for your patronage!

    • 16 min
    43: Scary Dreams

    43: Scary Dreams

    He dreams of the day he can advance in his career. They long for a baby to add to their family. She takes lessons and trains and counts down the days until her first performance. And the closer each of these dreams get to becoming reality, the more terrifying they seem.
    Perhaps you can relate. Maybe there’s something you’ve wanted for ages, and now the opportunity is here. How do you feel? Anxious? Intimidated? Unsure? Turns out, those are all very normal feelings, even in the face of something you deeply desire.
    Join us for Creative Mama [Episode 43] as Abbi opens up about her latest dream-turned-reality, and how examining the fear that lies beneath the surface of our dreams can actually empower us to overcome it and live the lives we’ve always wanted.
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    People, Places & Things in This Episode:
    Connect with Abbi on Instagram
    ZasinZebra.com, the home of Creative Mama and other pursuits
    Support the show by making a donation
    Shop on Amazon through our Affiliate store For the same price you’d pay for your items anyway, you can support the Creative Mama Podcast by shopping through this link. Thanks for your patronage!

    • 15 min
    42: The Blessing of Mortality

    42: The Blessing of Mortality

    Life is fleeting. Tomorrow is not promised. The days are long, but the years are short. We all know these old adages about time, but few of us feel the weight of them in our day-to-day lives. Often times, we don’t appreciate the brevity of life until we experience the loss of a loved one or a life-altering event like a terminal illness or serious accident.
    Then again, sometimes we stumble across ideas that cause us to reflect on the preciousness of life. If we’ll only apply the new ways of thinking and ponder the questions they stir inside of us, this perspective-shift can help us be more purposeful and passion-filled in our daily endeavors.
    Let’s spend some time together unpacking the mystery of time and what it means for us as human beings, shall we? Join us for Creative Mama [Episode 42] as Abbi shares about a work of fiction that’s affected her real life.
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    People, Places & Things in This Episode:
    Scythe by Neal Shusterman
    Connect with Abbi on Instagram
    ZasinZebra.com, the home of Creative Mama and other pursuits
    Support the show by making a donation
    Shop on Amazon through our Affiliate store For the same price you’d pay for your items anyway, you can support the Creative Mama Podcast by shopping through this link. Thanks for your patronage!

    • 14 min
    41: Playing Cupid

    41: Playing Cupid

    Valentine’s Day is one of those holidays that has the potential to feel overly commercialized…the generic cards, the oversized stuffed animals that are obnoxious clutter after a single day, the chocolate-covered nougat that gets thrown away once you bite into it and realize it’s not caramel. What’s the point?!
    Maybe the value of Valentine’s Day has nothing to do with what you can buy, and everything to do with what you can say. The people in your life need your love and your affirmation, regardless of the date on the calendar.
    Join us for Creative Mama [Episode 41] as Abbi suggests several easy and inexpensive ways to show love and appreciation to the people in your life.
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    People, Places & Things in This Episode:
    Creative Mama [Episode 4]: Favorite Things Party
    My favorite dry erase markers
    Goodie Bag ideas: stickers, LEGO mini figures, Pokemon cards, scrunchies, colored pencils, markers, crayons, ear buds, patterned socks, nail polish, jerky
    Connect with Abbi on Instagram
    ZasinZebra.com, the home of Creative Mama and other pursuits
    Support the show by making a donation
    Shop on Amazon through our Affiliate store For the same price you’d pay for your items anyway, you can support the Creative Mama Podcast by shopping through this link. Thanks for your patronage!

    • 10 min
    40: Lighten Up

    40: Lighten Up

    Sometimes making resolutions for the new year just sets us up for failure, amiright? Why not choose a different approach this time and select a single word or a phrase to focus on as you pursue personal growth?
    Join us for Creative Mama [Episode 40] as Abbi shares her One Word for 2020 and shows how the meaning behind it may also impact your life, no matter what you’re personally focusing on this year.
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    People, Places & Things in This Episode:
    Savannah College of Art & Design (SCAD)
    Hobby Lobby Craft Stores
    Life.Church
    Creative Mama [Episode 22]: Sow to Grow
    My One Word site
    My One Word: Change Your Life With Just One Word book
    One Word That Will Change Your Life, Expanded Edition book
    To purchase custom hand-stamped bracelets or pendants, visit my shop here.
    Connect with Abbi on Instagram
    ZasinZebra.com, the home of Creative Mama and other pursuits
    Support the show by making a donation
    Shop on Amazon through our Affiliate store For the same price you’d pay for your items anyway, you can support the Creative Mama Podcast by shopping through this link. Thanks for your patronage!

    • 9 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
31 Ratings

31 Ratings

madpads ,

Good job

I’m glad you guys are here at this world 🥳🥳🥳

Honored Wife ,

My favorite podcast!

I listen to several podcasts and this is my favorite! I feel like Abbi is a friend who is giving me great advice about how to bring creativity back into my life. Each time, I feel a little fire within me wanting to create something new or change something in my life that needs changed. Thank you, Abbi, for this podcast!

Amanda Lounder ,

Authentic, calming and real.

I listen to a lot of podcasts; Abbi’s is one of my favorites. She provides practical wisdom and authentic truth in a calming way that keeps me grounded.

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