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How to Stop “Mommy-Brain” from Hurting Your Writing

by • March 23, 2015
"Let's go bye-bye and get some din-din." Nope, being home with kids all day doesn't affect me at all.

Let’s face it, creativity is pretty limited when the only words a mom responds to are “no,” “mine,” and “I do it.” When I started writing a blog, it felt like I was sifting through cobwebs in my brain to get to words that were longer than seven letters. So how can a woman re-learn to create complete sentences with multi-syllabic words? Using the following three principles mothers can prevent atrophy of their word-smithing skills and recover writing abilities that have been lost from disuse.

Vocabulary Lesson: Flaunt and Flout

by • March 18, 2015
Flaunt is not equal to flout.

Flaunt means to parade, display with ostentation; to show off, as with flashy clothing: He flaunted his wealth by wearing a giant, expensive fur coat. I’m happy you got a promotion at work, but you don’t need to flaunt your success by handing out your new business… MORE →