You know when you start thinking about a new idea and little gifts...magical moments...signs...start showing up like snowflakes made just for you? Whether this new idea has to do with a writing project or a dream, things begin to show up in ways that keep the idea or dream cultivating. That's been happening to me.… Continue reading The Living In & The Holding
The final days of National Poetry Month are upon us! I hope that you've taken some time this month to read poetry, write poetry, share poetry! And, of course, that this becomes a habit and National Poetry Month becomes National Poetry Forever! There are some local poetry events happening over the next few weeks, I'd… Continue reading #NPM2018 – Final days: blogs, events and more!
Like chocolate... A delicious gift I was given just this morning after spending two glorious hours with a group of poets in a 'World of Poetry' class. I was invited to speak about poetry, and then participate in a salon-style poetry session. It was a perfect morning, really. I can talk about poetry and writing… Continue reading Plenty of Things
Happy Family Day Weekend! I've written a blog for the League of Canadian Poets with some fun writing ideas for you and your family to try on the upcoming holiday! Or any day...for that matter! Enjoy! WRITING PROMPTS - The Writing Parent Blog SENDING LOVE FROM OUR FAMILY TO YOURS!
This time of year is hard for me. I'm tired - but not regular tired - shall I call it Winter-tired? My bones don't want to work with my muscles to do anything. My brain is a mess. My heart is heavy. As beautiful as this seemingly continuously falling snow is...my eyes see it but… Continue reading Tears for Fears and More
FORTY IS HOT & COOKIN' WITH DREAMS. I'm in my fortieth year of life, and although I always told myself to not make a big deal about this when it came, I can't stop myself from thinking about it at least once a day. It's like knowing there's chocolate in the house, and no matter… Continue reading My Fortieth Year and A Dream Inventory
MEET PAGES! OUR NEW PUPPY! Yes indeedy, we got a new family member over the weekend! Sweet Pages is our newest furry friend. She's almost three months old, and is a Golden Retriever. She arrived at the Shields residence just before noon on Sunday...and this is a bit of a visual journey of what's been… Continue reading Pages and Pages
I'm over at the League of Canadian Poets today, having written about vulnerability on my blog 'The Writing Parent'. In this blog, I open up about my experience on my book tour...and what happened to me. Thank you to the League for continuing to give me the space to blog about being a parent and… Continue reading Vulnerability and Journal Writing…and TedX info