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Making a Family Home

Photographs by Shannon Honeybloom and Skip Hunt

90 pp.  
8 1/4" x 11 1/4"



Published:  January 2010


Making a Family HomeMaking a Family Home“More than merely a dwelling, the definition of home extends beyond the meaning of a house and contains an additional poetic meaning. There’s the saying, ‘Home is where the heart is.’ Creating a home for our families can be both a challenge and a pleasure. Creating a home is a process of imbuing our space with soul and spirit, surrounding our family with love, care, comfort.” —Shannon Honeybloom

Making a Family Home is a book of real beauty, one both personal and universal. In describing her home and family life, Shannon Honeybloom shows how she made—and how we can make—a house into a real home as she shares her own efforts, hopes, and lessons in making a safe and healthy home that provides warmth and intimacy for the whole family.

Illustrated in color with lively, evocative photographs, Shannon invites the reader into her home and offers warm encouragement and practical suggestions for virtually every aspect of bringing love, comfort, and beauty to a family home. The chapters in Making a Family Home range from “At Home with Children” to “The Front Porch” and “The Playroom” to “The Backyard and the Garden.”

Making a Family HomeShannon Honeybloom is a friend and confidant who offers gentle suggestions and wise insights for parents who wish to surround their family with the best possible home environment.


  • Introduction
  • At Home with Children
  • The Senses and Other Considerations
  • The Front Porch
  • The Front Door, the Entryway
  • The Living Room
  • The Fireplace
  • The Playroom
  • The Kitchen
  • The Dining Room
  • The Bedroom
  • The Bathroom
  • The Attic
  • The Basement
  • The Backyard and the Garden
  • Outside the Home
  • Parenting at Home and Beyond
  • Resources
  • Bibliography

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