Blended Family Moments

A blog dedicated to giving readers practical solutions for blended family life from a step-mom (and stepchild) Who has "been there."

What tips would you give a mom who wants to write a book?

I think the best thing to do when writing a book is to never say "no" to any idea that comes to your mind. Write it all down - no matter how wild it may seem. Then when you find an idea that strikes a chord with you, write and write and write about that subject until you can't write any more. You can put things in order later, just be sure to capture every thought that may fly away if scrutinized.

How do you balance writing and motherhood?

I usually write when the kids are at school so that I am available for them when they come home. I don't write on vacation or when I am traveling with my family.

Where do you find writing inspiration?

I find inspiration to write everywhere. Since most of my writing is about blended families, I gain inspiration from questions people email me and my life experiences.