Don’t break the chain!

How is your calendar looking?  Not to , but mine is looking awesome!  I made a commitment to myself on December 27, 2016, to do some kind of work on this book everyday.  And, I have! (Here‘s my previous post about it.)  Some days it’s researching for a few hours and some days it’s simply sending or replying to an email.  BUT, it all adds up.

There have been a few days that I get ready to go to bed and realize that the day had slipped by, and I hadn’t done one single thing for the book.  So, I lug out the ol’ laptop and get to work.  There was one day that I even thought I could skip it–just that one time.  But, I know I wouldn’t be able to look at that one square on the calendar that didn’t have a big red X.  So, after everyone was in bed, I got to work.  And, I’m so glad I did.

So, just because it’s been quiet around here, I assure you, it’s not because I’m not working.  I’m actually getting quite a bit done.  Shocker! But, now that I’m committed to work on the book everyday, I’m getting so much more done.  Yeah, I know!  Who knew?

I have some great interviews in the works.  I just visited with Erin Althea, and I’ll be posting about that soon.  She’s the mother of twins and is a props/FX designer at DreamWorks!  She also owns her own business, Love&Quarry, where she produces concrete and resin objects and accessories.  I also have a telephone interview tomorrow with Darrah from OtisB Jewelry.

So, stay tuned.  There’s lots in the works.  And, keep working everyday so you can put that big red X on your calendar.

The M.A.P.P. Gathering

I stumbled across this website while I was doing research for the book.  It looks interesting, but I have not signed up or listened to any of the interviews.  I thought it might be worth sharing.

I wanted to pass on an extraordinary project that Lisa Byrne from WellGrounded Life has put together.

She’s launching {at no cost} a series of intimate conversations that she’s recorded with 9 exceptional women around the topics of motherhood, ambition, passion and purpose.

It will be like going to an intimate dinner party with Brene Brown, Jennifer Louden, Renee Trudeau, Dr. Sara Gottfried, Pamela Slim, Jill Savage, Kelly Rae Roberts, Andrea Scher and Tsh Oxenreider.   Do you want to join us?

The M.A.P.P. Gathering is all about coming together as modern mothers and entering a dialogue about what it looks like to navigate mothering in the world while keeping a strong sense of yourself and your passions.  It’s about diving right into the heart of the new paradigm of mothering from a deeply nurtured, generous, fulfilled and purposeful place in the world.

The whole interview series is free and open to everyone, so I wanted to pass it on to every woman I knew.  You can learn more and sign up here:  www.mappgathering.com

 

 

Literary Mama

I just stumbled upon this website, and… it’s awesome!  There’s too much great information and resources to go through all at once, but I will definitely be visiting over and over again.  Here’s an example of a recent blog post.  Such a great, short post about motherhood and writing.  The new issue comes out in September.