Raising Little Savages

Welcome to our blog where you'll get a glimpse into the beautiful chaos of Raising Little Savages.

Updated: Sep 4

Yes! I am sewing masks/face coverings as fast as I possibly can. I've even got some of the sweetest helpers, from Papa Savage to the littlest Savage helping me cut fabric and elastic or organizing orders. Mixed in with the adventure of "homeschooling" 4 different grades (that's a whole new post) and pretending to keep the house clean, I'm sewing every day and night.

If you find yourself in need of a face covering please click the About & Contact button and send a message to order yours! You can also contact Raising Little Savages through Facebook or Instagram. I have several different prints available and 4 different sizes (XS - Child, S - Youth, M- Women, L - Men). These are not permitted for use on children under the age of 2 years. Each one is made to with two layers of cotton fabric, and has the option to include a wire shapeable nose insert.. They are all hand washable and reversible. All face coverings are sent out immediately upon completion (shipping and local pickup available) and there is currently a wait list of up to two weeks.

Proceeds from each mask are going towards my sewing and donating mask/ face covering to the healthcare workers who are on the front lines. In just the last few days alone, we've been able to sew over 1000 masks and counting. I sincerely thank each and every one of you who have donated, purchased and shared our posts to get the word out and the face coverings to everyone possible.

Above you can see the Little Savages masked up! The littlest Savage is in an XS, the middle boys are in a youth S, and Lil' E is rocking his cheeseburgers in a M.

As we are all being surrounded by this new world we may find ourselves wondering how we can help to make things better. This is our "how". With covid19 making it's way throughout our cities and towns, it is important for us all to remember that we do have a part in all of this, no matter how seemingly small. So stay home, flatten the curve and if you have to go out for essentials, please wear a face covering (see CDC recommendations) and make smart choices to keep those around you safe and healthy.

Winter break has come to an end, the Little Savages are back to school and I'm off and running to get our lives back in order. However, I find myself on pause, with my mind still wandering around the holidays and daydreaming of the snowy mountains where we spent our vacation. This year we had promised ourselves we would avoid buying all the stuff and give us all the gift of a winter getaway to Vermont.

As our winter break began, we hopped in a car, a train, a plane and yet another car, to begin our adventures to the mountains. The day after Christmas we arrived at our destination. It was sprinkled with snow, our breath clouds in the air and icicles hung all around. The Little Savages were fired up to get out into the snow and up on the mountain. It was go time. The fresh crisp air was fuel to our souls and the mountain was calling.

It's nearly impossible to capture the way it feels to take that deep breath as you're riding the lift, way above the ground to the top of the mountain. To inhale the pure, cold air as your skis hit the snow, spraying a wave as you coast to a stop between trails. Then you hear a cry of pure joy as you watch your little one fly past, gliding on the magic of it all. Chasing those little Savages down the ski mountain had my heart bursting at the seams, in a way that no gift, no box, nothing wrapped, could ever do. It was easy to remember myself growing up skiing with my family, the adventures of trying to follow my big brothers tracks, or tackling the moguls with my parents by my side. With 3 little Savages riding down the mountain, and the 4th not so far behind, I am endlessly thankful to see how it has all truly come full circle.

The Little Savages were unstoppable. Working hard, falling harder, climbing back up and getting in more runs daily than most do in a week! They skied, snowboarded, threw hundreds of snowballs and played on even when cold and wet from the snow. Let's be real, they likely didn't even notice the cold as the endless fun to be had kept them completely warm. It was seconds from the time their little heads hit their pillow each night to when they were fast asleep, then awake at sunrise ready to do it all again. From the littlest to the biggest, these warm weather living Little Savages are officially ski bums.

These moments, this experience, wasn't something that you could wrap in a box and tie with a pretty little bow. The memories with family and friends of days like these are that which they will remember forever. Since last winter, all Lil E has asked for was another trip to the snow, and now that's the constant request we hear from all 4 daily. Sure we've only been back for a few days, but it's quite obvious we all left a little piece of our hearts on that mountain. So together we began 2020 with an experience that held more value, more joy and more love than we could ever tuck beneath the Christmas tree. We are fueled to move forward and to challenge ourselves to truly live each day being present and intentional in our ways. To give love, and make memories so one day the Little Savages may find themselves on pause remembering the magic of these moments.

Until the next time I hide from the Little Savages... XOXO Mama Savage

Updated: Nov 27, 2019

Thank you for taking a moment to take a glance at life while Raising Little Savages. Initially my goal was to have this up and running in January of this year, and as you can see, #momlife took over and here we are. It's November. So I'm right on time.

I appreciate all of the messages, texts and support as we've danced along this year on our adventures. It's always a blast to share our crazy and our joy and connect with other's living in the chaos right alongside us. I'm so excited as I write down these words, that I may ramble, run off on a tangent, get interrupted at least 47 times... But we're getting there. So bear with us as we are "under construction" and I'm pretty confident that we always will be in a way. That's what the little Savages are for after all, to keep us on our toes, to dodge, duck, dip and dive juuuuust when we thought we had it figured out.

Upstairs, where the little Savages are supposed to be taking their showers, instead I hear a stomping dance party to "We Will Rock You", and it's pretty awesome. I can pretty much guarantee no one has used soap, but they're happy and it's Friday, so it's time to grab my wine and go join in the fun. Cheers!

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