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Cultivating identity through motherhood

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I've been doing a creatives workshop for the past few weeks. We're actually on week 7 now. This workshop is specifically for mothers and the experience has been interesting, to say the least. I'm learning about myself as a mother, my identity, how to carve time for both my writings and for my kids and my sanity.....I've been to a few creative groups and almost all the ones I've been to, there isn't a young writer mama in the mix. Or at least a mama with littles. These groups usually have older, retired creatives who towards the later seasons of their lives, picking up their dream/hobby/passion. They don't have to worry about feeding toddlers and doing homework with kindergarteners. The pressure of keeping house tidy and getting everyone bathed and tucked in, are gone. My season of writing has coincided with the early years of motherhood. While I wrote Love, Defined in 2003/04, it wasn't until 2015 that it was published.....when my daughter was 3.

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