For some people, half a million words is not much, but it’s impressive for me because I wrote every one of those words with children underfoot.
Most of the productivity tips and productivity hacks out there seem to be written by people who have somebody else taking care of the kids. But I am the spouse doing the childcare so half a million words in a year feels like a feat.
I’ve felt deeply convicted that I need to raise my children to have a voice. They need to be able to say no, sometimes for an extended period of time, to peers, online lures, and authority figures. No needs to be free of shame and it needs to be quick on the draw, ready at the hip.
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It wasn't the first time Sarah Guerrero, freelancer and mom of three, wished she had Joanna Gaines sitting next to her, cheering her on with encouraging words and maybe a cupcake, but on a sunny March afternoon, two days into spring break, inspiration hit.
The mom of three used her innate desperation and weird, cult-like love of Fixer Uppers and book clubs to create one of the biggest game-changers to modern female life since
My friend had a stroke (she's my age) and I'm not sure if it's that or the fact that it's spring and I've discovered all three of my children can now officially hold their own bubbles without immediately spilling the entire container wholesale, but these grubby, sticky kids are practically in college next year and I'm just wondering--have we told them everything?
Other than that time mommy got pulled over for speeding, my children remember nothing.
I often find myself in need of something quick and clean to eat after the kids have been fed and sent to bed. But who feels like doing serious cooking at that point? And if I am cooking, I better get some serious payoff.
That’s what’s so compelling about Meg: we find ourselves in her naked vulnerability. When we count our virtues and come up short, also, it's freeing to find we're not alone. The same questions Meg grapples with, we spend lifetimes trying to answer: do we have something to offer this family--this world?
Do we have something in us that matters, inherently, no matter how indescribable?
In the end, it’s this Meg, this thirteen-year-old who has nothing to give, who saves her brother.
I turned 31...recently. I'm not sure what's scarier about being in my thirties: the fact that it's really not that bad or the fact that I really don't care how bad it is. I suppose part of me is still loyal to twenty-one-year-old-Sarah, who would have been appalled at the state of my belly-hiding mumus-I-mean-swimsuits. But that baby Sarah hadn't pushed three children out of her vagina like a superhero SO WHAT DID SHE KNOW?
Supna Shah is an MBA and mother of four-year-old triplets. She's the creator of WeGo Kids, a children’s apparel line. Supna has made a conscious decision to grow WeGo Kids slowly, working just two days a week.