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Today is the first interview in a series examining the interrelated roles that writing and parenting have on our lives. I'm so lucky to have my friend Ami as my first guest! Unsurprisingly, her impressive background in self-examination produced some answers that will keep me thinking for a long time. First, a little about Ami, and then we'll get on to the questions! Ami Chen Mills-Naim is a global speaker, coach, trainer, editor and author of Sta [...]

They said we were crazy. They were right. Anyone who signs up to write a 50,000 word novel in one month has delusions of grandeur at the very least. I had to see some of these fellow deranged writers. So, you ask...what's it like to attend NaNoWriMo's Night of Writing Dangerously? Put another way, how many angels can tap dance on the head of a pin, while simultaneously typing 3200 words in 30 minutes? (More on tap dancing later). I had an inklin [...]

Mistake number one: feeding the kids first. I had all the stuff out for my leftover tuna salad lunch of healthful goodness, but what kind of mom eats first while the kids wait around for their PBJ? Answer: the one with enough foresight to eat a little earlier, before the kids are starving. I think you see where I'm going with this. The delightful scent of summer in the form of jam, slicing the chewy seed-strewn bread, kids bouncing at my elbow [...]

My daughters would never know how much I like to build LEGOS with them if I never actually do it. I might have the internal experience of liking the idea, I might tell them that it sounds really fun but I have a million things to do right now. Or, I can decide to take 15 minutes and just do it. Note to self, it doesn't have to take all afternoon! The kindergartener actually said to me, "Everything's more fun when there's a grownup!" Write it [...]