Hey there. Welcome to May in the ‘Shed!
While May is officially Chick Lit Month, it’s also Mother’s Day month, and after almost eight years of this motherhood business, I decided it was time to take a step back and see if anything made more sense to me now about this crazy state of life than it did in the beginning.
So there won’t be an interesting or hilarious post on motherhood from me today. Probably not even this month. Which is why I dragged another 20 or so other mothers in here, basically to share what it means to be a mother and also at the same time, be a human being. (I’m not sure I understand the secret of that yet, but I’m eager to learn!)
The mothers you’ll meet this month are here because they inspire and delight me. They are not the judge-y bitches of the Easton Estates playground I wrote about in The Girl, the Gold Tooth & Everything. Rather, they’re all very cool women who are still able to understand who they are in this crazy mess known as motherhood. I admire that. I kind of crave it. Maybe you do, too?
Featured “Five for Friday” interviews this month include, Amber Dusick, the creator of the hilarious blog Parenting Illustrated with Crappy Pictures(tm); Jen Pate and Barb Machen, from the hit web series, Jen and Barb: Mom Life, New York Times bestselling collaborator Mim Eichler Rivas; Chick Lit Central founder Melissa Amster; and “Crib Notes” Kelly Perotti.
You’ll also meet a ton of other moms, women who have managed to find those “stolen moments” between diaper changes and playdates and various sporting events, to carve out just a little time to do their thing, whatever that thing is. (Mostly we’re writers but that’s only because this is the kind of person who writes blog posts.)
Just about every day, moms from all over the world will be here to make you smile, and maybe even teach you something you didn’t already know.
So check back regularly. And have a great day!
FRANCINE LASALA has written nonfiction on every topic imaginable, from circus freaks to sex, and edited bestselling authors of all genres through her company, Francine LaSala Productions. She is now actively taking on indie clients for manuscript evaluations, editing services, copywriting (covers, blurbs, taglines, queries, and more), website and blog creation, and developing kickass social media campaigns. The author of novels Rita Hayworth’s Shoes and The Girl, The Gold Tooth & Everything, and the creator of The “Joy Jar” Project, she lives with her husband and two daughters in New York.
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