"I *love* your idea of writing with them each day -- I have tried to similar group writing exercises in the past, but I think it is time to revisit this one --
I get such inspiration from other mothers : )
Actually, thank you for the…"
"I homeschool my 2 children aged 9 and 11. It's tough but I try to get some writing done every day. If nothing else I set us all a writing exercise and write while they do! We use something called the grab bag where we grab 3 cards printed with…"
"I'm just at the point (my kids are 14, 12, 10, and 7 1/2) where I can write in the morning and they won't (usually) all wake up as soon as they sense that I have left my bed : )
Ah, the joys of attachment parenting + homeschooling : ) But…"
"I homeschool! My kids are 6, 4, and 2 and I don't really get any writing done. I try to do school during my youngest's naptime so I can't write then. They are all early risers - and I am not a morning person - so I just can't get…"
I also would love to hear more about this topic -- the balancing is so easy some days, seemingly impossible on others. I love to hear success stories : ) Families whose kids are grown and who have maintained a level of sanity throughout :…"
I am still trying to make time to write and encourage writing in my kids. For the last 3 years, we have nanowrimo'd together for example, which has been a blast.
I am on-again-off-again in terms of finding time to write for myself,…"
I'm new to SheWrites so that would explain the "tardy" response to your query. I, too, homeschool. In fact, my early steps into writing were born out of a need to process what we were doing as a homeschooling family…"
"Yes, I'm a writer and a homeschool mom. It's a balancing act, that's for sure. It gets easier as the kids get older.
When they were really young I wrote during nap time. As they got older, they would have periods of busy time…"
"Just decided to jump in and submit one of my "nanowrimos" to this contest. My first contest, ever...a bit nervous, actually. Thanks very much to She Writes for all the incredible opportunities created in this space. Mind-boggling."
Let's see...I'm a homeschooling mom of 4 lovely boys. I write frantically when I can : ). I have one nanowrimo novel finished, and two nearly so. At the moment I am creating websites, blogging and tweeting as much as I can.
I am also nearly finished with my Master's of Science in Mental Health Counseling, so lots of academic writing going on as well.
Connect with me online! My site, blog, or Twitter handle are:
>A friend was over for tea, and told me about this *great* book she had just got from the library...yes, The Wednesday Sisters : ) Personally, it has inspired me, lifted me and carried me through a very busy period in my life and I think *every* woman and writer should own a copy.
Wendy, thank you - both for reading and for your lovely note!
I just took a look at your site, and really love the post on becoming more mindful, esp. "Practice Grace." Am taking that thought into my day, my week, and a new book. :-)
I think writing is one of the most gracious things one can do, from anywhere. Especially now that the internet opens us up to the world. It doesn't much matter to me if I'm in Vancouver or here. I used to live in Toronto and didn't do any writing there.
I love blogging, and I encourage you to just fit it in where and when you can. It's much more important to be there for your kids than it is to write at the moment. But, I also think it's important to have a creative out when you are at home being a mom… I wish I had recognized that years ago. So, your voice is developing… and the opportunities will present themselves as you go. Be encouraged that there is only one you, and only you can say what you can say. Glad to have 'met' you, both here and at my blog today. Hugs, Lesley-Anne
Oh, I just answered one question for myself… I popped over to your blog and found out that you live in Nelson. Very cool. I'm in Kelowna. I'd love to hear more about your writing when you have a chance.
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Wendy, welcome to Writers in Canada. We're happy to have you with us! Do drop in to our Introductions thread and share a bit about yourself and your work. Where in BC are you? Where are you from? What brings you to us? Links to your work and other well-meant self-promotion efforts are always encouraged as are friends. Invite another writer to join us, will you?
Welcome to She Writes, Wendy. Lots of great conversation here. Consider jumping in by joining one of the groups, perhaps the fiction group or, if you write long fiction, the just-formed novel group, Novelists - Struggling or Not. I'm also a fiction writer (novelist, although I publish stories and essays too), so will look forward to chatting with you!