"Toys are not fun when they’re all over the house. If you’re stepping on green army men, threatening to sell wayward dolls on eBay and are using items like daddy’s lighter as a body doubles for game pieces, the toys have taken over.Your children’s toys aren’t evil, they’re just a little misguided.Here are five ways to manage toys in your home so that they feed your children’s imaginations and not your trash cans:"…See More
In this YouTube clip, I discuss both the positive and negative aspects of the anti-supermom trend and what it means for women. While the focus in recent years has been on becoming a domestic diva, some moms are proudly headed in the opposite direction. Here, I offer some analysis as well as a few thoughts to help women find their identity and maintain their voice in the crowd.See More
I give you my latest project -- Moms Who Make and DoComments, suggestions and sponsors (especially moms who have their own businesses!) welcome. I will eventually be looking for writers when I get a Moms Who Make and Do online magazine up and running.Community Home : MomsWhoMakeAndDo.Ning.ComYouTube Channel: MomsWhoMakeAndDoTwitter :…See More
"I have the same question as Phoebe! How exciting. I'm originally from NYC and West Chester feels like a little piece of Greenwich Village to me. I really like it. It's undergone quite the transformation in the last 10 years."
I have the same question as Phoebe! How exciting. I'm originally from NYC and West Chester feels like a little piece of Greenwich Village to me. I really like it. It's undergone quite the transformation in the last 10 years.
Sarah, I wd be happy to be friends - I get a good sense of who you are and your life in Japan from your messages and your writings. Think we are very different people - yet, our strength in God is similar. Feel that you have been a great one for accepting change in your life ... and making a life .. for yourself and your children. Congratulations on who you are and what you do! More from me, soon.
Read God is Awake this morning and it woke me up in another way to the truth that you have to crawl down off the throne if you pray 'Your Kingdom come, Your will be done' and really mean it. I want to mean it. I don't want my fears to rule (or my need to control everything because of my fears). Thanks for writing on the topic and for being real and gutsy.
I am a fellow children's book author and am new to the site. I wanted to say hello and introduce myself. I look forward to getting to know the members of the board. I am also a prosecutor of child abuse and sex crimes in New York City and I received a terrific review that all parents should read and was hoping you would join me in a Twitter and Facebook campaign. Here is the link if you are interested. http://superfunmama.blogspot.com/2009/11/my-body-belongs-to-me-talking-with.html
I live in a town called Aizumi, just over the river from Tokushima. "Ai" means indigo. This town was once known for its indigo production, but these days carrots are a major crop. I live in neighborhood of farmers - carrots, sweet potatoes, watermelon, rice. etc. Everyone around here (except my family) gets up at about 5AM! We moved here (into my mother-in-law's house) about four years ago, but previously we lived a couple towns over. I keep a blog at http://gaijinmama.wordpress.com.
By the way, since you write for children, you might be interested in joining SCBWI - Tokyo. There's a helpful listserv. http://www.scbwi.jp
Books I've written, anthologies I've contributed to, and any scripts or plays I've authored:
While I have three unpublished books (a story for children about a boy who hated to take baths but loved to get dirty, a concept guide for churches on bridging relationships between women of all generations, and a collection of essays from a Christian, homeschooling mom who has five small children, had an abdominal myomectomy, and who now lives with her family in rural Japan), my published work thus far has been in online, and in magazines and periodicals.
Media outlets that I currently write for:
In addition to keeping a blog since 2004 (including http://glamdring.org), I have been published in Writer's Digest, Advanced Christian Writer, Church Libraries, Nolan Chart Review, The Dating Papers, Diving Caroline, and in a number of newspapers. A complete list of awards and bylines can be found here: http://tinyurl.com/awards-bylines
My writing is:
Nonfiction, Memoir, Journalism, Blog Posts
Outlets where I review books, TV, or film:
Books for children and books on Christian living.
Services I offer to other writers:
Have you ever wondered what children would think of your book? I offer a "test audience" of five young readers, in addition to my "mom's perspective" critique of unpublished books for children.
I am also willing to bounce thoughts and be quoted on Christianity, parenting, marriage, homeschooling (I am a second-generation homeschooler), life in Japan, fibroid tumors / choosing a myomectomy vs. hysterectomy, and natural childbirth (I am a Bradley Method instructor).
I'm part of these writers' groups or salons:
No, but I would consider joining.
My professional associations:
Outside of the literary world, I am a certified teacher of the Bradley Method of Natural Childbirth (http://bradleybirth.com/).
In this YouTube clip, I discuss both the positive and negative aspects of the anti-supermom trend and what it means for women. While the focus in recent years has been on becoming a domestic diva, some moms are proudly headed in the opposite direction. Here, I offer some analysis as well as a few thoughts to help women find their identity and maintain their voice in the… Continue
Hi wise ladies,I am a travel writer based in SF. I am in the last stages of editing my YA travel book (it's fiction) and wanted to know the proper channels to bring this baby to life. With my publishing credits (5 guidebooks, and a slew of articles…See More