So, how do you balance writing with being a mom?
Give yourself some grace to not be everything all at once. You can't be a full attention mom while you're writing and you can't be a writer while you're in the depths of caring for children.
A tiny splash of kindness or grace towards your ability to NOT be everything goes a very long way to stay sane and Happy.
- Write when they nap.
- Give your writing an hour every night after your kids go to sleep.
- It is not self-centered to have someone watch your little monkeys while you are able to get a bunch of writing accomplished.
- Don't burn yourself out. Motherhood is hard enough, it's very rare to be making money off a book or two. Go at a pace you can handle and grow into writing a good back catalog of books.