Tag: writing

Happy New Year 2017

It’s a new year — and a new time!  After much thought, I’ve decided to stop maintaining a regular blog.  I’ll still write articles from time to time, but my new focus will be on compiling my thoughts and stories into full-scale books.  It’s been a personal dream of mine to become an author, although

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Finding Headspace when Work & Life get the Better of You.

The past few months have been rough.  Life’s gotten busier:  my little girl turned two; I had to start thinking about school plans for my son who starts kindergarten in the fall; my husband and I are planning a family vacation to New Zealand in 4 weeks; we’ve been doing a lot of work in

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What’s to come…

The new year is almost 1/24th over.  It feels like just yesterday I was at a New Year’s Eve party, but it’s very nearly January 12th.  This is a short post, but I wanted to take a few moments to share what I plan to write about over the next few months. I will continue contributing to

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The “Have Kids, Will Work” Reading List

At lunch last December, a friend asked me to share a list of books that I recommend she read.  She was looking for ones that would help her get ready for the crazy road ahead – particularly working while having kids.  So I put together a list of four “must read” books that have influenced

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Have Kids, Will Work – New Year’s Resolutions

The time for New Year’s resolutions is here and while I normally don’t make any resolutions, I’ve learned a number of things in the past 5 months of blogging (and living) that warrant resolutions of some kind.  So here we go: I won’t apologize or stress about putting family needs first.  Work takes a lot from

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Losing #nanowrimo … for now.

At 20, 153 words and halfway through Chapter 7, I’ve stopped… for now.  I may have lost #nanowrimo2015, but I’m really proud that I did get through one-third of the novel.  And I’m not stopping…  I will finish this novel and, someday, maybe even publish it.  But my first draft isn’t happening in one month

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Writing a novel is hard. And I’m definitely not going to be done in 8 days.

I’m at day 22.  I know my previous post expressed how hard it is, how I’m cutting down my goal to just a mere 25,000 words, and all the stuff I’m learning about trying to do it when working full-time (with kids). I haven’t written every single day, and I’m painfully behind.  This weekend was completely

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What I’m learning while trying to do #Nanowrimo2015 as a full time working mom.

Ok, this sh*t is harder than I thought it would be.  I have a huge, new found respect for Danielle Steel.  I’ve heard her story was that she was a single parent trying to raise children during the day and write at night.  And once she figured out her “novel formula” she was able to

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I have a new-found appreciation for parent entrepreneurs who are still working full time.

I just put my daughter down for the night.  She did what she always does:  turn over onto her tummy, place her thumb in mouth, wait for me to cover her with her favorite blanket and then close her eyes.  It’s quite angelic to watch.  And as I did, the only thing that crossed my

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