National Novel Writing Month – Creating Better Habits

Have you ever participated in Nanowrimo? Nanowrimo stands for National Novel Writing Month . It is a fun way to commit to your creative writing goals. Essentially it is an accountability challenge to write every day throughout the month of November and to try to reach a word count of 50,000 words in those 30 days. Continue reading “National Novel Writing Month – Creating Better Habits”

It takes a village to raise a child-Reflections of Influences on Motherhood

Last Sunday was Mother’s Day. As I sat at dinner with my adult children I pondered how well they had turned out. It got me thinking about the influences I had growing up that had shaped the mother I had become, the mothering style I had employed raising my children and the values that were instilled in me that I tried to instill into them. Mother’s Day is about recognizing mothers and the work they do raising their children. Continue reading “It takes a village to raise a child-Reflections of Influences on Motherhood”

The Month Long Road Trip

When I first found out that I was losing my job; the job I’ve had for ten years; the job I was only going to “stay at until I found something better”; the job I kind of actually like and get paid well to do, I decided that it might be a good time to do the things I always really wanted to do. Continue reading “The Month Long Road Trip”