May 2, 2016
My son demonstrates to me time and time again, that you can take pleasure in simply giving something a shot.
April 26, 2016
How is your writing a gift? Use this writing prompt to explore your writing world, then share your thoughts with Literary Mama.
April 25, 2016
My children taught me that caring for myself matters for all my other relationships.
March 22, 2016
For each issue of Literary Mama, Literary Reflections shares a writing prompt, inviting our readers to respond. Our editors provide feedback on the responses we receive and we post our favorites on the blog. This month’s writing prompt is inspired by Lania Knight’s essay, “Drink Me,” and Christie Megill’s essay, “Books Bind Us.”
March 1, 2016
We often have more reasons to not write than to write, and, as mothers especially, seemingly insurmountable obstacles between ourselves and our notebooks or laptops.
Stacey Loscalzo wants to write, tries to write and, at first, can’t write. Many of us can identify with the writer’s block out of which her essay, Writing Together, arises.
In this month’s Literary Reflection’s essay, Andrea Lani identifies some of the challenges of writing about motherhood while mothering. To write for the sake of self-reflection is one thing; to write for the public is quite another.
What book (or books) defined literature for you as a child?
What compels you to put the truth of your life on paper? What kind of dilemmas does that compulsion raise?
Marmee Through The Window by Elisabeth M. Priest is this month’s Literary Reflections essay. It’s an unusual love story, touching on both a mother’s love for her feverish daughter, and that same mother’s heart connection with Louisa May Alcott’s Little Women. The …
This month’s Literary Reflections essay is a beautiful, lyrical piece of writing called Open to Revision by Lisa Ahn. Ahn paints a vivid picture of her efforts to be both a mother and writer, and draws a compelling conclusion: “So, …
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