I Made A Pillow

There is a phrase lately that I have been a little bit obsessed with.


Let them be little. Lately I feel like everything is about more. Kids start school younger, go longer, and there seems to be this push for them to know more. I’m all for learning, but right now I just want to let them be little.


This means that the floor is often littered with Legos, blocks and action figures. It means that we listen to the Frozen soundtrack on repeat and if our TV is on it is PBS Kids. It means that the watercolor painting is just as important was an A+ on a math test and the cool trick with the ball is worth a million oohs and ahhs.


If I have learned anything during these five and half years of parenting and three kids in–it is, time goes so fast. Right now, I’m trying to soak it all in.


I made this pillow using my Cricut|explore and the Cricut glitter iron-on.


When you find words to live by, you put them on a pillow. And when you are at your wits end, you take a deep breath and say, “Let them be little”.

  • libbywilko

    Love me some glitter, we are on school holidays and I am making an effort to balance the chores with more of Mummy saying yes to cards, craft and playing with the boys instead of just being on the sidelines.

    • http://www.balancinghome.com Megan Bray

      What a good goal for break. Have fun!

  • Kathleen Leonard

    I love your pillow but more importantly I love what it stands for. You keep to your guns on slowing things down. Things don’t have to be go go go and it’s good to have a cute pillow to remind us! Love it

    • http://www.balancinghome.com Megan Bray

      Thank you Kathleen.

  • Heidi Milton

    A wise woman once told me: “the days are long, but the years are short.” I’ve never forgotten it and remind myself of that even now with my preschoolers. Your heart and mind are in exactly the right place! And your pillow ROCKS!
    xo Heidi

    • http://www.balancinghome.com Megan Bray

      Very wise words and very true! I love the preschool age :).

  • dontblamethekids

    Your pillow is great! With my first, I was very aware that the milestones were just whizzing by and I wanted her to be little forever, but knew she couldn’t and wouldn’t. With my second, at first it felt like she WOULD be little forever, because she was a preemie, and they grow sooo slowly. I loved every second. And now that I know there will only ever be the two of them, I am very happy with just letting them be little.

    • http://www.balancinghome.com Megan Bray

      Funny how each kid brings out a little something different and teaches us a little something different. It all just passes too quickly. My baby (#3) turned one yesterday!! Still not sure how that happened.

  • http://www.alysonm.com/ Alyson McMahon

    Love this!! Not only the glittery bicycle, but also the quote. It’s one of my favorites!

    • http://www.balancinghome.com Megan Bray

      Thanks! I still have to post about the party and share all of your creative goods.

  • Tiffany Huebner

    I love it! The pillow is adorable, but I love the quote. I feel like sometimes I’m trying to rush my daughter to learn more and do more. I need to let her be little and enjoy this time because in a few years she’ll be in school full time and I’ll only have memories.

    • http://www.balancinghome.com Megan Bray

      Thanks. It is such a balancing act and the time flies by so fast. I’m with you!

  • http://www.familybees.blogspot.com/ Jenny B

    So pretty! And so true. I had to laugh at the end, though, because when I read this: “When you find words to live by, you put them on a pillow. And when you are at your wits end, you take a deep breath and say, ‘Let them be little’,” I expected you to say, “…And when you are at your wits end, you take a deep breath… and scream into that pillow.” Ha! :)

    • http://www.balancinghome.com Megan Bray

      LOL! Screaming into the pillow works too. Thanks for the kind words Jenny.

  • Jen

    Would you be willing to sell one of these? I don’t have a cricut (even thought I would love one-maybe someday) This phrase is something we say in our home often. I so agree with everything you wrote and would love to have one of these.

    • http://www.balancinghome.com Megan Bray

      Hi Jen! I have to think about that. Life is a little crazy right now, but perhaps I can whip one up when things calm down.

      • Jen

        Well if you ever have the time, Let me know, I’d love to have it. I totally understand being busy though. I think that’s inherent in the mom job description.

  • Lisa Connor

    Love the pillow! Can you tell me where to find the bicycle? Do you mind if I c.a.s.e. It? (Copy and steal everything; )

    • http://www.balancinghome.com Megan Bray

      The bike was one of the options with the Cricut subscription and I added in the flowers. When I have a bit more time I can look it up for you.