7 Morning Rituals for Busy Moms

​Do you ever feel like your day grabs you by the hair and just pulls you through it?  I used to feel like that almost every day. It was as though I had no control, I simply responded to one deadline after another. And at the end of the day, what had I accomplished? I had kept my head barely above water at work, made sure that my kids were clean and fed, and then fallen into bed to rest up[Read more]

How to Stop Trying to Please Everyone and Just Write

Do you want to please everyone with your writing? Do you feel pressure from expectations other people put on you? If you’ve had enough, and you’re ready to just chuck it all out and write for the sheer love of it, this one’s for you.I remember it like it was yesterday.I told my dad about the writing I was doing. I was writing articles, turning them into books, and actually getting paid to write. How cool is that?“That’s good, son. It’s[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]

5 Useful Ways to Protect Your Creative Time

This is a guest post be the lovely Aditi Wardhan Singh   We don’t value things till they are too little or gone. It’s human nature. And one of the most undervalued and taken for granted commodities is time. As people, it is very easy to understand that we need to spend our money on need and not wants. What is a hard idea to grasp is we need to be more proactive on spending our energy on what is[Read more]

New Mom

She wakes up to the sound of his cries and dread falls over her like the morning sun shining through the window. Another day of feeding, changing, rocking and bouncing. Another day feeling uncertain and exhausted. Life as a new mother is not what she expected. She imagined being more sure of herself, more confident. Instead she feels lost. As she enters the nursery, she bids him good morning in her sweet sing-song voice, and scoops him up into her[Read more]