TAKE IT BIRD BY BIRD WITH WRITING AND MOTHERHOOD

  1. I was totally with you until you got to the reality TV part. I’ll just substitute House and The Good Wife and NCIS and stuff for that. Never got into reality TV and still don’t get it, really. Or reality, as the case may be.
    LOVED Bird by Bird. Man, that really takes me back. I think I stole Janet’s years and years and years ago and never gave it back. I don’t see it on my shelf, either. I wonder if I paid it forward and handed it off to someone else?

  2. Hi Jen!
    It’s so important to live in the present, to take the opportunity for special moments with your children…even at the supermarket. They grow up so fast and before you know it they’re in college…sniff, sniff. And one day at a time is essential. You’re a great mom, even if there’s a ring around your tub. I bet the boys didn’t notice it and didn’t care if they did. What they noticed was their mom giving them a bath, playing with them, and loving them. Those are the important things.

  3. Jen, This is life. Know how you feel, I once had a cleaning lady and gave her up, actually she became ill and I couldn’t even think of looking for another one. Then I went back to work and the writing ended on the back burner, actually in boxes in the basement that flooded but that’s another story. Now I know where my book went but the mystery continues.

  4. Nancy Chaudhry says:

    Hey Jen, very well said! I’m glad you took the job to be home more. I miss you and the boys! Bird by bird or one day at a time. I totally agree.

  5. Liz says:

    You are such a great mom. You are so right to enjoy the here and now – you won’t moment when the birds fly the nest – they will always come back to you.

  6. Kimberly says:

    It’s funny you wrote this. I was just out yesterday running errands on a beautiful fall day and all of a sudden my mind starting racing over all the things I needed to do not just yesterday but for the next couple months. Then all of a sudden I pulled in the reins of my thoughts and thought instead “when did all people become like this” (especially woman) OVER ACHIEVERS who rack themselves with guilt if they don’t meet every long and short term goal they set for themselves. I forced myself instead to take in the day and enjoy it’s warmth. Roll down my window and listens to songs on the radio from a time in my life when I wasn’t trying to be perfect and I was truly just in the moment. I hope to get that back some day…. without having to force it anyway. 🙂

  7. Regina Richards says:

    Bird by Bird. I love it!

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