Friday, January 13, 2012

What makes a kid want to write?

My love of word wrangling was sparked by winning a writing contest in elementary school. I would love to see what sort of silliness I came up with that so impressed our principle (or was randomly pulled out of a stack of barely legible papers by 4th graders). Lately G-pie has been crafting tales of kitties and fireflies, guides of survival for big sisters and nighty-night novels for baby brothers.

Blogging allows me to write about what I love- my life as a homeschool mom, my growth as a yogini, my journey of self discovery through the connections in my community and things that occupy my mind. It has become a way for me to polish up my charming little life and capture it in words- share the beauty of being a family member, a friend and a follower of other language lovers.

Finding other bloggers who truly enjoy the craft, see loveliness in their lives and crave connection with the virtual universe is like joining together in a tapestry of threads that form an image of modern motherhood. Kindred spirits who spark the imaginations of their offspring, and model the behavior that those sweet little spirits ultimately emulate. Like my G-pie. She wants to be a writer. Or a scientist. Or a songwriter. Or an artist.

Whatever it is she decides to pursue as she goes out into the great big world, I am glad that right now she is inspired by me in some way, wanting to do what I do- and share in something I love. And I do love blogging.

Inspired by yet another blog hop...


  1. Thank you so much for your wonderful comment & for your wonderful post! Writing is my first creative love so I am so delighted to meet you! I just posted my 5 Minute Friday writing challenge - perhaps that is something you would enjoy doing too (it's not my meme, but it is a fabulous challenge!

    I look forward to getting to know you and I hope to see you at Inspire Me Monday!


  2. Love finding new blogs! Stumbled upon yours through Friendship Fridays. I am your newest follower.

    The Treasurista

  3. Visiting from Friendship Friday Blog hop :-) I learned to love writing in elementary school also -- partly because I loved reading so much at a very young age. Now I have a daughter who loves to read and write and she reminds me so much of myself at that age -- which is rather nice :-)


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