children | Jennifer Probst

I am in New York. It snows a lot here. Especially this winter. Today, we received our second blizzard of the season so school and work are both shut down. I was like a kid on Christmas morning when I woke up to check on the weather and found out I didn’t have to get […]

January 12, 2011

SNOW DAY…

The fabulous, talented Anne Lamott wrote a book regarding the writing life, entitled Bird by Bird.  She shared a simple story about her brother, who had a huge report due and waited to the last minute (hmmm, sound familiar?). One Sunday evening, he sat at the kitchen table, surrounded by masses of books detailing every […]

November 14, 2010

TAKE IT BIRD BY BIRD WITH WRITING AND MOTHERHOOD

I had the pleasure of visiting my brother this weekend, a highlight with my boys who adore their three female cousins. We were also joined by my brother’s girlfriend and her two children, and my brother’s best friend, and his two children. Yikes. Lots of children. 9 in all. But this wasn’t just a normal […]

October 28, 2010

CHILDREN AND PARENTS AND WINE…OH, MY!

I attended the RWA National Conference this year. Inspiration comes in many ways.  There are so many things that can inspire on a daily basis but my favorites come in the forms of “lightbulb” events.  Those are the ones that make a difference. On a writing scale, I was surrounded for 4 days by people […]

August 3, 2010

Inspiration…

Children’s play is like our work, or so I have been told. Play is how a child expresses his or her individuality and explores his personality. I remember well when I was young my mother was obsessed with dolls. She loved everything about them and always hoped she would have a girl to share her […]

July 4, 2010

Play…