Author Elin Hilderbrand on how she balances motherhood and a full-time writing career: Most of the world would believe that the words "novelist" and "mother of three small children" are mutually exclusive. It's true that the greatest challenge I face on a day-to-day basis is how to balance my work with my parenting. I have two sons, ages 11 and 9, and a daughter, age 5. Now, … [Read more...] about Why My Kids Don’t Know Where My Office Is
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Under a crushing book deadline, I’ve noticed I’ve gotten a wee bit lax about a few things. Along with the multiplying dust bunnies in every corner, too many take-out dinners, and the piling up of unpaid bills and unread magazines, there’s been a slight relaxation of our family “screen time” rules. I can’t entirely blame this on my book deadline. My eleven-year-old son is a … [Read more...] about Too Much TV?
My mom frequently reminds me that her and my dad “will be there for you, but we’re not going to do it for you.” Little by little, step-by-step we grow into ourselves. When we are first born, we breathe air for the first time and they cut the chord. That is our first step to independence, right? F-R-E-E-D-O-M! I think not.Baby StepsWe are so helpless and reliant on our parental … [Read more...] about Life is Filled with Stepping Stones