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A Daily Dose of Poetry: Day 1

by • April 01, 2015
White blossom poem by D.H. Lawrence

We’re ecstatic. April is National Poetry Month.

Every weekday in April, we will be sharing a poem, an excerpt of poetry, or a feature on a poet. Our celebration will feature poetry from every era, and we ask our friends to join us throughout the month by sharing their favorite poetry under the tag #PoetryMonth.

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.