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Dana Malstaff (@danamalstaff ), best known for creating the Boss-Moms community on Facebook, which has over 22,000 members, brings readers a follow-up to her first book, Boss Mom: The Ultimate Guide to Raising a Business & Nurturing Your Family Like a Pro. Being a Boss Mom is hard work…. The kind of hard work that often pushes you to your limits, makes you question your sanity and doubt whether or not what you’re doing is truly worthwhile. And yet, somewhere deep inside, every woman who decides to jump into entrepreneurship while nurturing her family at the same time has a fiery drive to do great and wonderful things with her life and business. Confessions of a Boss Mom is an anthem for all of the Boss Moms out there waking up every day to make their dreams happen, no matter the circumstances they may face. Filled with real, vulnerable stories and insights from author Dana Malstaff, as well as some other amazing Boss Moms who share their challenges, triumphs, and lessons learned along the way, this book serves as a poignant reminder that none of us are alone. Get ready to dive into this funny, honest, raw look at being both a parent and an entrepreneur that will have you laughing, crying, and pumping your fist in the air in solidarity. If you’ve been longing for someone to give you permission to just be you and to accept others for simply being them, then you are in the right place. But what is the true confession? You will have to read it to find out. Order your copy today and commiserate with other working moms simultaneously growing their business and their families.
#wordsfromthewoods 🌳 Nothing clears my busy #writersmind like a hike through the woods. (Except for all of the things sparking my imagination.) #bookleaves #heretherebedragons #writinginspiration #nature #naturewriter #yafiction #worldbuilding
Library haul his and hers πŸ€“πŸ€“ Astro navigation, star identification and earth sciences for the sailor and environmental activist βš“ β‡πŸŒŠ 🎚Actor biographies, kidnapped girl firsts, immune disease info and planet management for the gluten intolerant writer with an interest in sustainable living πŸš«πŸŒΎβœβ™» #personal #libraryhaul #bookstagram #bibliophile #readingforfun #nonfiction #biography #leonardodicaprio #jayceeleedugard #earthscience #astronavigation #astronomy #writersofinstagram #writinginspiration
Snow equals views that look like they should be on a Christmas card. This is Fountains Abbey, a world heritage site, founded in the 12th century and somewhere infused with the past. Just walking around it is inspiring and humbling all at once. #writersofinstagram #writerslife #authorsofinstagram #fountainsabbey #Yorkshire #yorkshireauthor #abbey #medieval #writingresearch #writinginspiration #romance #romantic #snow #winter #landscapephoto #middleages #cistercian #history
Overboard on the flower seeds for this year, you say? Never! (Side note: what exactly qualifies as "early spring" when your last light frost is the first week of April, sometimes March?! Learning to garden in Portland after living most of my adult life in southeast Idaho and Utah is definitely an adventure.) . Fun fact: WHERE THE WATERMELONS GROW takes place on a small family farm in rural eastern North Carolina. Writing about Della's family and their Kelly Family Farm was so much fun, because my own family comes from a very similar background. My mom's grandparents have a small family farm in rural South Carolina. My great grandpa came from a sharecropper family and he and my great grandma spent many years saving for their own farm. When they were finally able to buy a little bit of land, it was incredibly precious to them. All of their children grew up working that land, and for all of my mom's life and most of my childhood, The Farm (always capitalized!) was the prime family reunion spot. I thought a lot about the farm as I was writing WHERE THE WATERMELONS GROW. These days, when I experiment with cut flower growing, I think a lot of my great grandma, who had a lovely flower garden near the farmhouse. Sometimes when we were visiting, she would take me out with her and I would help her choose and cut flowers for fresh bouquets for the kitchen table. Kate and I are also going to try our hand at growing sunflowers this summer, which always remind me of my great grandpa, who kept a row of bright yellow sunflowers all along the long farm driveway. As a kid, I thought that was the most magical driveway in existence. . . #authorsofinstagram #author #writer #writersofinstagram #igwriters #igauthors #MGlit #middlegrade #gardengoals #garden #flowerseeds #floretflower #writinginspiration #debutauthors #2k18books #2018debuts #electric18s
β€˜I don’t want to wait for our lives to be over...’ or #anowanawei as I & a ton of other 90s Italian kids used to know the song as. It’s #dawsonscreek 20th anniversary and I could (and I am!) still binge on it like it’s 1998 ☺️ My favourite character has always been Jen (tough, brutally honest, bad reputation...) although I was more similar to #JoeyPotter and had the same career dream as Dawson. This show has helped me so much during the past years. Whenever I felt like I was lacking inspiration, I would watch an episode to remind myself what writing means to me and what I really want to do with my life. I was 9 years old, used to watch the show dubbed in Italian, had no idea about true love πŸ’• and I had so many insecurities. I dreamt of moving to an English-speaking country, find love, build my life around my own creek (I guess, Greenwich counts!!!) and keep writing with the same enthusiasm of a 9-year-old... so much for a TV show uh?! #90s #nostalgia #truelove #dawsonleery #jenlindley #paceyandjoey #dawsonandjoey #idontwanttowait #paulacole #soundtrack #memories #writinginspiration #writersofinstagram #tvshow #teendrama #heartbreaks #love #likeforlike #fandom
*The Abnormal Christmas That Could* Last Christmas, I was preparing food for us. I had my mom sitting in the kitchen table while we waited for my sister and my kids to come back from hunting gingerbread houses. It had only been 2 months since mom had been at the nursing home, my sister and I had placed her in. I have always been curious about the mystery that is my Narcissistic mom and the blank portions of my childhood that I can’t comprehend how did things become so bleak. Was it always like that? Did I not know because I was so little? Or did something happened to my mom that made her that way? For this question that I had this time I took a deep breath, I put my third party pseudo wanna be therapist hat on and I asked her the question that had always bothered me. In Spanish, I asked, β€œMom, did you know that Uncle X raped me when I was 5 years old?” She stood quiet for a moment. It almost seemed like she wasn’t going to respond as denial is like breathing to my mom. I looked over at her and to my surprise she replied, β€œat that time it was normal for things like that to happen to your kids.” Her answer froze me. I couldn’t feel my feet even though I was standing. My feet felt cold. My head was spinning. Then, I took several breaths. I continued cooking as I processed her skewed and abnormal thought process. I always had a feeling that she knew. You see my mom alleges she was sexually abused by her father so I’m thinking she just pretended like it didn’t happen to me. I’m not sure how true it is because sometimes she lied. I don’t think my mom was psychologically equipped to deal with it. To deal with it, meant helping me through it with empathy and love but those are things that narcissists can’t provide. During my teenage years, I learned that he was an equal opportunity abuser regardless of gender. Because he was β€œfamily,” they all let him into their home in order to give him a place to stay and giving him full access to the children. Everybody knew but nobody spoke about it. #metoo #metoomovement #sexualabuse #survivor #abusiverelationship #womenempowerment #writersofinstagram #writinginspiration #thecouragetorecover #narcissisticabuse
Happy Saturday! The snow has melted and the sun is shining. Is winter over? πŸ˜† It is for the moment anyway. * Showing the peacock feathers some love today. I can see why Flannery O'Connor enjoyed the birds and their magnificent beauty. #oldbookstack #feathersandbooks #bookphotos #bookstagram #booksofig #bookcommunity #bookprops #booklover #writersandbookstagram #writinginspiration #writingandrewriting #writingtoday #amwriting #writingcommunity
I'm chinning around... @amberlillymodel
We're at @sundanceorg and we're excited about what the @awd_directors has going on. Have you heard of @halfthepicture ?
you’ve taught me all that i need to know, and i know that you’re no good for me - follow @heartmends (me) for more πŸ–€
Come, let me tell you how to be mischievous It's very easy, and necessary if I do say so myself One night, Chief was sleeping, I braided his hair with gold braids and put slapped some lipstick for good effect Another time he was taking his bath, I filled a little bowl with ice cold water and snuck in, then poured it from his back Don't go and think, ohhh this poor man, you should see the tear inducing pranks he pulls on me too But my favorite best is heaping a spoonful of salt into his tea Do you know the point of these tales? Don't grow up! #JournalOfACreative #January20Entry #weekendvibes #Weekendfun #Saturdays #shakushaku #Dontgrowupgang #WritingInspiration #Husbandwardroberaiders #NwunyeChief 😍
Loving these beautiful literary device classroom posters from @echoliteraryarts πŸ““So great to inspire writing! β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”πŸ–‹ #writinginspiration #literarydevices #classroomdecor #iteach678 #secondaryela
Happy belated birthday to the man who brought us "Tell Tale Heart", and inspiration behind Sherlock Holmes! #poe #happy206thbirthday #writinginspiration #itsyourbirthday #somanymemes #telltaleheart #theraven #sherlockholmes #bookishthings #writerslife #favoritestories #whatareyoureading
[chris brown - forever] - follow @romanticizeher (me) for more 🌹 - β€œYou deserve more than broken promises and goodbyes. You deserve more than that person who never called you back, and that last kiss that kept you hanging on. You deserve more than when you found out those friends that meant the world to you didn’t think the same. You deserve more than the back and forth, the tears, the fights. You deserve more. You deserve love, surrounded with kindness and joy. You deserve that laughter that makes your stomach hurt, and that happiness that makes you smile so much that your cheeks go numb. You deserve to feel butterflies and giddiness when you see that person you like. You deserve everything that is good in the world. You deserve all the happiness in the world, and I hope you find it. I hope you see that you deserve the best, because you’re more special than you think you are. And you’re more wonderful than you believe. Remember that. Please, remember that.” -via thoughtsofthedeepeststems // this one is for all of you who have ever felt like you’re not good enough - you are incredible // 10:17 a.m
Thinking this just might have to be my epitaph one day...or perhaps my next tattoo πŸ€”Hope you have a fun (and spunky) Saturday! β˜•οΈπŸ’–β˜•οΈπŸ’–
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Don't ever do the same mistake twice.. ❀️ @thoughts_of_d_day πŸ₯‡ #thoughtsoftheday 🌻
β€œLet the world burn through you. Throw the prism of light, white hot, on paper.” -Ray Bradbury | All the feels. All the colors. Throw them down. πŸ“ πŸ’‘ #raybradbury #raybradburyquotes #prism #pentopaper #houseofsand #write #writersofinstagram #writelife #writing #keepwriting #imagine #creativity #writersblock #inspiration #inspire #writinginspiration #writingtips #writer
In celebration of reaching #10kfollowers , I want to contaminate Instagram! Let us spread creativity and inspiration. Tag who you want to infect with this wonderful bug. #creativebug #spreadtheword #spreadinspiration #einsteinquotes #getinspired #inspireothers #getcreative
I love #AnneFrank so much. Seen this on Twitter today and wanted to share the message. She had a beautiful heart that will never die. It lives in the words she wrote. I can only imagine how many gifts she would have given the world had not hate murdered her and millions of others. If given the chance to hate or love think of her, and take the chance on love....you are always given the chance , given the choice. #stophatingstartloving #loveneverdies #wordsliveforever #bekind #loveeachother #writefromtheheart #writinginspiration #dailypositivethoughts
Welcome to Lisboa! TorontoIndie is on vacation and taking a brief break from T.O. Get ready to explore Portugal with some nutty ultra short stories. And hopefully some good pics. ..... #screenwriters #writinginspiration #writersofinstaram #writersofig #instawriters #creativewriting #funny #writingcommunity #literary #literature #goodreads #shortstories #indieauthor #author #fiction #ultrashortstories #torontostories #torontowriter #novel #reader #books #handwrittentales #writinglife
After they were apart, He continued to be a photographer, And She started writing, And That's how she conveyed her feelings through words,. While he portrayed his emotions through pictures. _______________________________________ Written by:_ @reenkyyadav __________________________________ -follow @inky_ladyy #mywords #fellings #thought #creative #poetryislife #poetofig #poetscorner #recovery #survivor #goddess #healing #hearts #poemstagram #poetrynight #screenwriting #inky_ladyy #scriptwriters #screenwriters #screenwritersofinstagram #quoteoftheday #writingadvice #writingtips #inky_ladyy #writinginspiration #nanowrimo #scrivener #blog #wordpress #write #daily #language
The cover of Percy Jackson And The Last Olympian, which is the last book in the main series, is without the shadow of a doubt my favorite Percy Jackson cover!! πŸ˜πŸ‘πŸ» Today I was even lucky enough for the sun to shine on the book, so you guys can fully see how shiny and gorgeous the cover is πŸ“š I’m still reading Percy Jackson And The Battle Of The Labyrinth, but I wanted to show you guys this beautiful book today πŸ˜„ Happy reading! πŸ“– #percyjackson #rickriordan #booksarelife #love #baby
I go back to the writing that is my greatest love, and that helps me feel better, and find my place #writing #helpthehomeless #ecriture #Γ©crire #me #writer #poenoftheday #prilaga #writinglife #emotions #poem #creativewriting #poems #writingislife #writinginspiration #poema
You'll never grow if you stick with what you're already good at. Go out there and be terrible - it'll be amazing. What's something new you want to try?
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