Marie LeBaron is a mother of 3 living in Seattle, WA. She’s been the founder and managing editor of Make and Takes for the last 12 years, curating a DIY website with kids craft tutorials, home decor ideas, and simple recipes. Over the last 18 months Marie has become a certified life coach and is now spending her time building up her coaching and creative workshop business at Creative Flow Life. She is working with people to discover more about their creativity, how it can spark a deeper connection and meaning in their lives!
Marie is a certified transformational life coach, a graduate from Seattle Life Coach Training, with over 125 on-campus training hours. Marie is a qualified life coach helping people find their unique flow. Not only has Marie shown up for her own life transformation and continues to do her own work, she’s a bright light here to help others find their own new beginnings and their own bright lights that are within them✨
I graduated with a BA degree in Elementary Education and had the pleasure of teaching in the classroom for 6+ years in 1st grade, Kindergarten, and preschool! Over the last 12 years I have been a professional blogger at the creative DIY website Make and Takes. As I continue to manage my website, sharing insight and ideas on how we can spark creativity in our lives, I’m now shifting most of my energy to working with individuals, groups, and workshops in life coach sessions.
I’m lucky enough to be married to an amazing partner of 18 years and mother to 3 spunky funky kids! And I can’t forget to mention the newest member of our house, the cutest forever pup you ever did see, Archie. Yup, he’s got his own instagram account, check it out 🙂
I grew up and lived for many years in Salt Lake City, Utah, also starting my own family in Utah as well. We’ve since moved up to Seattle, Washington just over 7 years ago. And while the gray and rainy weather is challenging at times, it’s hands-down one of the best places to live and raise our family. Great food, amazing places to explore, and the best people you’ll ever meet.
I’ve gone through a few life experiences that have shaped me into the powerful woman I am today. Many of you may have experienced similar things as life goes on, after 41 years of life, a lot can happen. One of the biggest was leaving my religion. Growing up in a very devout religion and community, leaving my faith 7 years ago was a very challenging experience to go through, and it turned me upside down a bit. During this same time, my father passed away, which ended up being a much harder and deeper experience than I realized it would be, losing a parent. And just 2 years after my father passed, my husband’s father was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer and lost his battle to cancer just a few short months later.
So within these few years as life was moving along, I began to sit with new thoughts and new ideas, learning to find my voice and how to use it, how to have opinions of my own, how to better understand what it means to be part of this world, in this life, and what I want out of it, raising my family with a loving partner. And how to navigate challenges and trials without relying on any one system telling me what I should do or how I should be. It’s been amazing and freeing, and changed how I see this big beautiful world. It’s more open, more loving, and more inviting. As a mother, I’ve been taking it all in and how to continue to raise my children in love and light and how to help them be the best people they can be as they too become part of this world. A place I want to live in and do everything I can to help remind me what really matters. The surprise and delight that can be found in creating meaningful experiences in my “one wild and precious life“.
With all life gives us, it’s about how we move through these changes and keeping going forward. For me, it’s how I keep creating and making and enjoying life. Day to day, moment to moment, slowing down life a little to appreciate all it has to offer. The older I get, the more I want to stop time, slow down, and just be!
Is there’s something you want to shine a light on or get clear about in your life?
Let’s get on a 60 minute phone call to work on forward movement surrounding that area. Sometimes it’s helpful to simply talk it out for an hour, having another set of eyes and ears on the issue. Or we can work toward goal setting and accountability to move you in a forward motion. You can come to our session with something already on your mind, or if you’re not sure what it needs to be, it’s kinda fun to dance in the mystery of that space too!