Monday, September 22, 2008

Marketplace Mavens: featuring Amanda Blake Soule of Soule Mama

Welcome to my first Marketplace Maven post! In this weekly series I hope to inspire you with stories of women who are taking on the challenge of being creative leaders in the economy. They are talented entrepreneurs who are expressing their passions through their work, often in ways that are distinctly "female" (like emphasizing relationships and flexibility).

For our first Maven I want to highlight Amanda Blake Soule of the popular blog, Soule Mama, and author
of The Creative Family. Amanda is the mother of three (soon to be four) living in the far Northeast. Her talent? Taking creative parenting to the marketplace and setting an example through her day-to-day living.

Find her work at:
Soule Mama: a popular blog read by scores of dedicated followers, Soule Mama brings daily tales of the creative life of the Soule family. Read about Amanda's latest knitting project, or about her children's latest creative ventures in "unschooling." Or enjoy her photography. There's lots to see!

The Creative Family: her most recent book. While skimming an excerpt on Amazon you'll learn that Amanda values creativity as a "job responsibility" for parents, and her book is chock full of ideas to nurture that creativity. Ideas like turning off the tv and turning on nature. A great find for parents (and aspiring parents like myself).

Handmade Home: her next book, coming in 2009. I can't wait!

Amanda her website, where you can learn more about her book and read interviews and press coverage.

Amanda shows us all that passion for simple living can go a long way in a marketplace that often favors flashy. Way to go Soule Mama!

Join me again next Monday for another inspiring Marketplace Maven story! To read more, visit

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