This month, I’m participating in two writing projects. Hobo Mama and Mom Grooves have created a month-long “complete your novel project” for those of us who don’t want to write an entire novel from scratch, but want to work on that never-finished piece. I’ve agreed to write 30 minutes every day this month for NaNoProgMo. It’s not much time, but it’s more than I’ve been doing which was slightly less than 30 minutes by about a half hour.
I’m also participating in NaBloPoMo, which is an agreement to post every day for the month of November. I’m posting here daily and also on my profile blog on BlogHer, using their prompts. I’m really interested in doing this because I want to see if I can. I’m curious to see what I will think about the experience after a month. Also, I’m planning to start a second blog specifically for homeschooling. If I can manage this month, I think I’ll have a better handle on what I need to do to succeed in the way I’d like with writing two blogs. (by the way, you can track my progress in both projects with the tickers on the right)
So, since writing has been on my mind this month, my husband is hearing a lot about writing, blogging, and the many, many wonderful connections I’ve made with people online. He doesn’t quite understand when I refer to my many imaginary friends that I have grown to care about. Good Day, Regular People has this hilarious
twelve step program series to help our partners get it, “When Someone You Love Has A Blog.”
The Feminist Breeder is a consistently good blogger and she’s very choosey about who guests posts on her blog. So, when Parenting, Illustrated with Crappy Pictures guest posts, you know it’s going to be entertaining. It’s very funny look into The Real Life of a “Famous” Mom Blogger, Illustrated with Crappy Pictures. Yeah, I don’t have the famous part, but every other glamourous picture was spot on.
The ever wonderful Patti from Jazzy Mama wrote this excellent series on money that covers everything from her philosophy about how much money to give her kids, dividing money between herself and her spouse, making choices between material goods and freedom, and how important money is to happiness. Some of the posts may get you questioning your own opinions-some may challenge you a lot. I promise they will give you lots to think about.
It’s Ok and McCrenshaw’s Newest Thoughts are cohosting the Mindful Parenting Collaboration Challenge. They’re inviting other bloggers to explore 20 aspects of mindful parenting, such as gentle discipline, realistic expectations, rhythm, nature, working through the body, and inner work. With two weeks on each one, it allows plenty of time to consider the concept, apply it to our parenting, write about our experience, and read other people’s results as well. The first topic, Inner Work, has already begun, but you can join in any time.
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