How to Protect Your Eyesight: Tips for Writer Moms and Their Kids

We are all guilty of spending too much time staring at screens. Computer screens, cell phone screens, TV screens – each one is damaging to a writer mom and her children’s eyes. Commonsense.org states that children between the ages of 8-18 spend 7.5 hours daily with media and technology. As parents we can control screen time up to a certain age and then it becomes more difficult. Not only are children spending too much time in front of the screen, but so[Read more]

What Hitting my Head Taught me About Writing

Has this ever happened to you?We just finished dinner. The sun was shining behind the leaves making the blow green in the twilight. The day’s wind had already died down like a ceasing breath, a calm before tomorrows exhale.The world was calling for my kids and me to take a walk. Both kids were pleased not to head home already. My two-year-old may have shouted, “woohoo,” in her precious high-pitched voice and clutched her doll. We walked past a fenced-off[Read more]

The One Simple Trick to Know if You Should Keep Writing (Or Give Up)

Photo by Jacqueline Day on UnsplashYou want to know, don’t you?That’s what you came here for. To find out the secrets to great writing. To learn what’s the best word to use that will have your readers begging for more. To find out how to write articles and stories that will climb there way to the best-seller list.You want to know how to write your way to success. But let me ask you something. How do you feel when you[Read more]

Why Fiction is Key to a Kiddo’s Reading and Writing Education

Ben White on UnsplashOf the many reasons why I love writing, perhaps the most crucial one is because I adored reading books as a child.Reading has long been known as a powerful way to both entertain children and develop their minds, and this is something that I try to apply in my own parenting as well.However, a recent study of over 2,500 parents and children in America reveals a decline in children reading for pleasure, from 60% of children in[Read more]

What it’s Like When You are NOT a Sleeping Beauty Anymore

What would you do if you never had to sleep?I saw that question on Facebook and could only think of the endless possibilities no sleep would bring. How many books could you write with eight extra hours a day? (Well okay, maybe 5–7 for us moms.) Just think how clean the house would be. Or how good of a mood you would be in if you weren’t exhausted.But then I realized, moms who write don’t sleep that much, anyway.7:07 a.m.People[Read more]