How to Channel your Creativity in the Midst of Motherhood

8 tips to help tired moms find time for creative pursuits Being a sensitive, creative soul has not served me well during motherhood, especially during a global pandemic. When I spend much of my time in survival mode--planning, doing, worrying and running around--I easily become depleted. Parental burn out is a thing, and toxic "mom… Continue reading How to Channel your Creativity in the Midst of Motherhood

Book Recommendation: Of Butterflies and Bullies

I am excited to share the work of my Twitter friend, author Jenny Dalton. We are both active members of the vast #WritingCommunity on Twitter and connected with each other because our books explore a common theme: girl bullying. The more I read about her, I realize we have so much in common, not only… Continue reading Book Recommendation: Of Butterflies and Bullies

Are You Wildly Sensitive? It Could Make you a Better Writer

As a small child, few experiences were as intense as watching movies. I went through an entire box of tissues as Elliot's fragile friend clung to life in the film ET. I had to fast-forward as the red-headed heroine climbed the radio tower in her attempted escape from the criminals posing as her parents in… Continue reading Are You Wildly Sensitive? It Could Make you a Better Writer

5 Healing Hobbies to Help with Pandemic Anxiety

Some days it feels like the world is on fire. Regardless of whether that fire has come to your doorstep in the form of Covid-19 infection, loss of a loved one, insufficient income, food insecurity or fear of all of the above, we could all use a balm to soothe our frazzled nerves. As the… Continue reading 5 Healing Hobbies to Help with Pandemic Anxiety