At the end of each chapter of Writing Motherhood, I invite you to write about a particular subject on a page in your Mother's Notebook. Check here periodically for your very own writing invitation. To ignite your imagination, I give you an inspirational quote from my book.


Why are firsts so significant? Because they represent a beginning. Because they push us beyond what is familiar and comfortable. Because they jolt us out of the numbness of everyday life and bring us back to our primitive selves when we saw the world through a child’s eyes. (from “First Words and Other Firsts” in Writing Motherhood)


Use the writing start “the first time” and write down the first thing that comes to mind: the first time you left your child with a babysitter, his first day of kindergarten, her first year of college, your first kiss. Write for fifteen minutes or until you fill two Mother Pages.