Mom Guilt: 4 Killer Tips to Tame the Beast

Do you ever do this? You put your kiddo to bed, kiss his apple cheeks and think about the day gone by as his breathing steadies. Thoughts of making pumpkin cookies and dancing to blaring kid’s music play in your head. But, so do other memories. Getting upset when flour poured onto the floor after you repeatedly asked your son and daughter to Stop. Touching. The. Bag! And you remember the reason for the music dance party was to help[Read more]

5 Reasons Every Mom Who Writes Should Read ‘Bird by Bird’

  It happens every time, doesn’t it? You sit down in your comfy corner, a cup of steaming beverage, delicious sweet snack, and open a book, the paper scent mixing with the bitter coffee beans. And read one sentence. Kid 1 comes. “Hi, Mommy. Can you get me a drink?” Because you love this interrupting munchkin, you water him like a tulip and sit down once more. You sip your coffee, warm and creamy. And read another sentence. Then comes in[Read more]

Time For Play

  My husband sits on the floor playing the stupid game I bought for his 30th birthday. I smack him over the head. He doesn’t move. I’m leaving,” I say. “Yeah.” “How do I look?” I bite my lip. My hair is curled and the bags under my eyes concealed. For once I feel sexy. “Good.” His eyes stay focused on the screen. Of course. I don’t have time for this. “Dinner’s in the oven. Leave the Xbox alone and[Read more]

Moms Who Write: Parul Agrawal

  Have you ever wanted to pick the brain of a bestselling author? I was given the honor of interviewing Parul Agrawal, author of the bestselling book on Amazon Juicing for Healthier Families. Parul is a kind, encouraging and generous woman, and I am excited for you learn from her experiences! 1. Please tell us about your family. I am originally from India and grew up in a joint family with grandparents, uncles, aunts and cousins all living under the[Read more]

Learning to Love Rejection

Rejection. It is a big, ugly word. No one likes to hear it. As a teen you learn to fear it from the opposite sex. As a writer you must not only learn to accept it, but love it. Rejection Happens Before our flood, I wrote a fifty word story to a great site where I have submitted pieces before. Stories for the site must be no more and no less than fifty words. Exactly. It’s a fun challenge. I really[Read more]