I was in high school. And that was totally true.
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I spent the first five years of my motherhood journey as a stay-at-home mom in a single-car family. We didn't get out much, as you can imagine. And with a special-needs baby and kids who caught ten colds a year, that scheduled worked out fine for us.
Then I started homeschooling. We got a second car. I started a small business leading acadmic clubs. Things were busy, but comfortable.
Then I started writing again.
I have to admit I'm still on some kind of adrenaline rush from publishing The Beloved Daughter. I'm already daydreaming and plotting my next novel. I don't want to stop.
My husband works exceptionally hard so I can remain a stay-at-home mom, and I don't want to shirk my duties raising and educating my children, no matter how exciting the writing life may be. So this summer, I want to be sure to play lots of games, go on lots of bike rides, explore lots of trails, read lots of books, and study lots of things with my boys. I know it sounds cheesy, but I even made a little code on the calendar to make sure that I'm staying as involved with them as a I should. I keep track of how many days we do reading, history, and science, but I'm also tracking the really fun stuff like hikes and bike rides and field trips and park play dates.
Our summers up here are short, but oh so sweet, and there's no way I want to blow our whole six weeks of beautiful, gorgeous, perfect weather sitting indoors writing a book.
No matter how fun I think that would be.
Blog Love: Today's Finish the Sentence Friday prompt was, "This summer, I plan to..." Thanks to Finish the Sentence Friday Hosts: Kate of Can I Get Another Bottle of Whine…, Janine of Janine’s Confessions of a Mommyaholic, Stephanie of Mommy, for Real and Dawn of Dawn's Disaster!
Random Fact #24: The hottest temperature I've been in was about 115 F. The coldest was negative 50.
In Case You Missed It: The Beloved Daughter is a suspense novel about a young girl sent to a North Korean prison camp. Be sure to check it out if you haven't already! Available in ebook or paperback.