There are several reasons why coffee may suddenly stop helping one day. Sometimes, exhaustions is just too deep, but other times, we have a completely fixable situation. Often, coffee doesn’t work simply because something else is missing– or, we’ve had so much of it that our bodies have become desensitized. Regardless of the underlying issue,…
When it’s hard getting started (again).
First, I’ll tell you what I’m not doing. I’m not writing two hours a day. I’m not keeping track of word counts. I am not even setting goals (not yet).
What if you didn’t meet your writing goals for 2022?
I didn’t meet any of my writing goals this year. Not even close. But I’m not ashamed, and you shouldn’t be either. Let me tell you why.
How to survive NaNoWriMo without starving yourself
We’re now more than halfway through Preptober, that annual frenzy of getting ready for NaNoWriMo. All around the world, writers who plan on slamming 50,000 new words down in 30 days are doing all they can to increase their chances. They’re reading writing craft books, they’re outlining, they’re brushing up on strategies for writer’s block….
To Write or Not: What’s a Good Reason & What’s an Excuse?
To write or not to write? Sometimes it can be hard to know when to take a break and when to push through. There are so many things in life (or internally) that can get in the way of our writing. We want to give ourselves grace and forgiveness. Especially as moms, we have to…
Writing with ADHD and creative solutions to staying focused
Writing with ADHD can seem a bit frustrating and time-consuming. But don’t worry! There are tips and solutions to this problem to get that creativity flowing.
Clever tricks to writing with kids at home for the summer
The kids are home for the summer—oh boy. For those of you who had those lovely hours while the kids were in school to write, now what? These little beings will be around every corner, begging for snacks and fighting and making messes and asking for help for things you know they can do with…
It’s been a heavy week
I normally have a lot of words, but this week, I don’t. I have no interest in pretending to offer solutions or comfort. I just want to say that it’s okay if words don’t come this week. It’s okay.
How to make kids love reading –strategically
You can’t really MAKE kids love reading. It just doesn’t work that way. But there are a few ways you may be able to spark a future interest. Let’s take a look.
Compassion at Work –Why mothers need it more than ever
Never settle for not feeling like a human at work. There is always room for compassion at work, no matter how grueling your occupation. I’ll never settle for anything less again.