3 Ways Writing Can Help Make You a Better Mom

3 Ways Writing Can Help Make You a Better Mom

Today I have a really great guest post from one of my favorite authors, the amazing Erin Taylor Young. Erin’s book Surviving Henry made me laugh so hard I cried (and even better, it brought back so many wonderful memories from the early years with my adorable Golden Retriever Jack.)  Anyway, I love Erin so much which is why I was SO excited when I found out she was a co-author of a new anthology that I worked on entitled Writing Success.  It’s for all of you who have ever thought, “maybe I should write a book about this…”  My answer is that yes, of course you should, and Writing Success can help you get there.   In this world of videos, texting, and quick Facebook posts, I sometimes think the fine art of writing actual sentences might die. I’m not knocking culture and technology, just making a case for a few ways writing—in a more conventional fashion—can not only be useful, but even make us better moms. The Birthday Book Tradition Okay, yes, my husband and I stumbled into this idea. We thought it would be a good way to encourage our kids to read. Along with whatever birthday present we bought our sons each year, they also got a classic hardcover book. Inside, we inscribed a note about what kind of things they were doing at that age, and how our choice of book was influenced by their personality, interests, and character. It never occurred to us that we were keeping a record of our sons’ lives and how they grew and developed over the years. Each boy’s...
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