Blog Tour Stop 4: How does my writing process work?

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I used to write 750 words a day every day (a version of the morning pages). It worked really well to get all the clutter out of my mind down on paper... I mean on the screen. When I saw a spark of an idea, I'd go deeper with more free-writing and then finally arrange my thoughts in a post that made … [Read more...]

Adults need imaginary friends, too


Welcome to the August 2014 Carnival of Natural Parenting: Friends This post was written for inclusion in the monthly Carnival of Natural Parenting hosted by Code Name: Mama and Hobo Mama. This month our participants have shared stories and wisdom about friends. *** Please meet my imaginary … [Read more...]

Need to think outside the box? Try this!

Outside the box

Is there an area of your life, business or creative dream where you're feeling stuck? Take a blank piece of paper and draw a box in the middle. In the box put everything you know about the challenge you're facing.  You can write, draw a sketch or use symbols to represent anything that you've done … [Read more...]

Grateful for art

Chalk art

If you didn't have kids and you didn't consider yourself an artist, how often would you do art? If I had known just how much I'd enjoy it, of course, I'd have done art before I had kids. Only the thought never even entered my mind. One of the gifts that my kids brought into my life is the gift of … [Read more...]