Perpectives on Motherhood and Writing

Hello! How is your January going so far?

I’m not really a January 1st kind of a girl, but rather view the entire month of January as a time to reflect, plan, and start making small positive changes in necessary areas. I feel like we have finally fallen back into a weekly rhythm as a family, and I have been able to take a little time to myself the past two Sunday afternoons to work on my PowerSheets. I love them and I can’t wait to share some of my goals and intentions for 2015 over the next few weeks.

But in the meantime, I am honored today to be joining Emily C. Gardner in her blog series Perspectives on Motherhood and Writing.

Emily originally asked me to participate in this series while I was on my blogging hiatus, and I felt like the last blogger in the world that anyone would want to hear from on the topic of balancing blogging and motherhood, because obviously I wasn’t doing a very good job at it myself. But when I started blogging again last October, I asked her if she was still interested in my participation and she was.

So click on over to her blog today where I share my thoughts on blogging as one of my creative outlets and a form of self-care. And while your over there, stay a few extra minutes to check out Emily’s blog. I think you’ll really like it!

MW Amanda M


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Merry Christmas!

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