Moms-Who-Write – Elizabeth Cottrell

Writing mom and faith-based blogger Elizabeth Cottrell, brings a level of professionalism – and common sense – to the worlds of both writing and mothering. The Lie Writers Must Stop Believing By Elizabeth H. Cottrell, Heartspoken.com If you’ve got your act together, you should be able to balance your personal life and your professional life. Sounds reasonable…it’s a worthwhile goal, for sure. But as a home-based entrepreneur/writer, I’ve sometimes pushed myself beyond my emotional and […]

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Moms-Who-Write – Kathi Laughman

This week’s blog in the Moms-Who-Write series comes from life coach, writing colleague and teacher, Kathi Laughman. I hope her insights inspire you to put your love and affection for others in writing. Finding Life’s Harmony The idea of life balance has always baffled me. I’m quite certain no one who has raised children is behind it other than perhaps as a declarative revolt! We can plan and pre-plan within an inch of our life, […]

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Karen Haueisen Crissinger

Moms-Who-Write – Karen Haueisen Crissinger

In honor of May and Mother’s Day, I’m posting a series of guest blogs about Moms-Who-Write. This first one is by one of my daughters, who appears to have survived being raised by a writing mama. Cowboy Boots by Karen Haueisen Crissinger My first memory of mom-as-writer was sitting in her lap while she changed the goofball to italics. That was the day I learned the value of taking a minute to set aside work and […]

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Galápagos Islands – Preserving Nature & Hosting Tourists

Monday was Earth Day. The Galápagos Islands are a great example of how to make every day earth day. We humans are the only species foolish enough to intentionally pollute and destroy our own habitat, naively believing if we can’t see it, it’s not our problem. It is our problem. We all need the air, water, and food produced from this one planet. Mass migration to another planet just isn’t going to happen during any […]

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Notre Dame Fire, Good Friday & Easter Sunday

Though I am neither French nor Catholic, I mourn at the devastation at the Notre Dame Cathedral on the Monday of Christian’s Holiest of Weeks. Long before I was a pastor, I was drawn to churches. I’ve been inside hundreds of churches and a member of over a dozen. It’s in my DNA. My Great Grandfather twelve generations back, Elder William Brewster, was tapped to be the spiritual leader of the band of Pilgrims on […]

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