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Friday, October 9, 2009

Because we all have a dream - The Motherhood Muse

Written by Lee

Sometimes people question me as to why I live in Los Angeles. "It's so crowded, it's so expensive, the freeways are ridiculous, the traffic is suffocating, the public school system is in dire straits, it's dangerous, there's no community...." and the list can go on and on.

But I know exactly why I live here. Because it's a city where most everyone you meet is on their way to somewhere. Not literally. Not in physical space. But in their minds and hearts and souls. They are on their way to achieving the dream.

It's a city robust with a population in transition, searching for opportunity, hanging out on the golden sand with the palm trees swaying overhead and reaching for the stars.

There's an energy here that can not be denied. And I like bumping into people bursting with ideas and doing what they can to make those ideas a reality. This energy feeds me.

So today, I am letting the readers of MWOB know of an affiliate of ours who is in the process of bringing an idea to life. I completely and utterly support
anyone who is making concrete steps to realize their dreams 'cause for me, it's one of the reasons we're on the planet.

Kimberly from Zook, Book, Nook is launching an online literary magazine for mothers called:

The Motherhood Muse

Kimberly is an avid reader and writer and nature lover and mother of two young girls (her second was just born in June!) and this idea came to her this past summer and it is already becoming a reality. The Motherhood Muse will be a place for mothers to convene and stretch their literary muscles as they explore the essential relationship between motherhood and nature.

I know for me that I dig nature like crazy. But I also don't get out into it nearly enough. Kimberly has some ideas on how to get me back to the dirt by myself or with my kids so nature is not just a distant ideal but a reality interwoven into my daily existence.

Part of her mission statement reads:

"This site will help mother writers find freedom, creativity, and privacy in nature, which will encourage our children to play where the wild things are."

Sounds kinda awesome to me.

So I encourage you to go check out
The Motherhood Muse and cruise around and see what she's got brewing. There are plenty of opportunities to get involved, to extend your community of women writers and mothers, and to support another creative soul who is reaching for her stars.

Have a great weekend my friends....


  1. well, i have to admit (since i am all about saying what i mean) that i am not a big fan of nature. i like it best when i am looking at it on the TV or out the window. HOWEVER... i AM a fan of mothers, and writers, and mothers who are writers, and inspiration and pursuing dreams, so here's a big ol' congrats and good luck to you, kimberly!! i can't wait to see what you have in store for us all. it sounds like a wonderful idea and i am off to check it out now...

  2. Lee-Great Post! Thanks for supporting her! Kim is amazing, and I have no idea how she pulled it all together, but she did...fueled by her dream! Have a great weekend!

  3. Since the temperature in Texas today is 60, I'm all about embracing nature!!! Windows are open and an afternoon of outdoor play is on the docket.

    Thanks for the heads up Lee, and way to go Kimberly - on my way over...

  4. this sounds cool. I am off to check it out.

  5. I feel the same way about Vegas. It fits my ADOS (attention deficit -ooh shiny!) very well.

    I'll have to check out the site.

    Have a great weekend!

  6. I love all the natural plants at the mall, the trees that line my neighborhood park and lake and I totally love the beach. Other than that and my small patch of grass, I'm not a nature girl. Maybe I can be swayed, long as I get to wear cute shoes!

  7. Hi Lee, Deb, Have a great weekend. This mag is going to be awesome.

  8. Does taking the kids to the OUTDOOR mall count?????????????

    Just checked it out...very the design of the site...thanks Lee!


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