Care Instructions-Motherhood and Writing




Repeat as needed.  


Shondra Rhimes

 The creator of Grey’s Anatomy and Scandal has shared some inspiring comments regarding writing and motherhood, but this is one of my favorites.  Too often mothers and writers embark on a frantic search for the right combination of habit, attitude and magic that will keep their priorities aloft without all of them crashing down on their heads. Unfortunately due to life’s ever-changing nature, what worked like a charm today may be worthless tomorrow.


That doesn’t mean to stop striving, but you can ditch trying to be perfect. Sometimes it is best to keep moving forward and embrace the silly sticky moments.  Instead of aiming on an impossible ideal, focus on being consistent which works well for both real kids and literary babies.

The above post previously appeared on my Mariposa’s Musings blog on May 7, 2016, but as a mom and a writer I believe sound advice is worth repeating.

If you happen to be in the Reno-Sparks area and are looking for a special something for the mom in your life (or you), check out the Mother’s Day Weekend Sale at Copper Cat Studio. Artists from all over Reno and Sparks will be there including Katherine Case.

Saturday, May 11th-10:00AM to 3:00PM

Copper Cat Studio-300 Kresge Lane, Sparks, NV -near the intersection of McCarran and Glendale.


And…if you’re looking for a good mother-daughter read consider the following:

Ever After: When the fairytale ends is when the real story begins.  In the face of crisis two childhood friends re-ignite their friendship and discover which magic truly lasts.

Mixed Blessings: To save her daughter Allison from an abusive relationship, Nora Montgomery sends her to stay with relatives in California. Allison is unaware that her “cousin” Lynne Cooper is the child her mother gave up for adoption 30 years ago.  Can Nora choose between her new relationship with Lynne or keeping the past safely hidden.

Wedding Tango:  Moira Williams is dismayed when her daughter, Tami, announces her engagement. Why do they have to get married in Buenos Aires?  Though she dreads seeing her ex-husband, Alan, the gorgeous father of the groom has her pulse racing.

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