Mom Writes First

Jen

Mom Writes First helps moms write every day so that they can finally write, publish, and sell their first book!

Write the book, write the blog, write fiction, write nonfiction, write in your journal, write the poem... Whatever your trying to write, this podcast helps you make time to write first.

Get ready to be inspired, empowered, and supported on your writing journey.

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13. When Writing is Hard (a tool to help you write, even when you feel like you can't)
Feb 1 2024
13. When Writing is Hard (a tool to help you write, even when you feel like you can't)
As I sat scribbling notes on the bleachers during my child's sports event, the reality of balancing motherhood and writing struck me harder than ever. It's a struggle that's all too familiar, and today, I'm getting personal with you about how to keep your writing dreams afloat in the storm of family life. We're diving into the CPR method - Compassion, Perspective, Release - a lifeline I've clung to when the tides of life and creativity clash. By starting with a healthy dose of self-compassion, we can better understand the weight of our challenges. Shifting our perspective, we'll examine whether writing is genuinely impossible or simply uncomfortable in the moment. And finally, we'll chat about the art of release, learning to let go of the barriers that hold us back from the page.Wrapping up this heart-to-heart, I'm reaching out to all the fellow writer-parents to join the ongoing conversation where encouragement flows like ink at momwritesfirst on Instagram. Remember, your stories are not only valuable but necessary, and there's a world eagerly anticipating your words. So, cheer up and tune in for this session of unwavering support, as we pledge to keep our pens moving and our narratives unfolding. Let's promise to touch base again soon, continuing this shared journey of storytelling, motherhood, and the magic that happens when we merge the two.Instagram @momwritesfirstFacebook Website www.momfirstcoaching.com Listen to more episodes by visiting Apple Podcasts or Spotify or your favorite platform. Copyright 2024, Mom First Coaching
12. Embracing Radical Self-Acceptance in Our Writing Journey
Jan 18 2024
12. Embracing Radical Self-Acceptance in Our Writing Journey
Embracing Radical Self-Acceptance and Self-Love on Your Journey as a WriterIn this episode of the Mom Writes First podcast, host Jen emphasizes the importance of radical self-love and self-acceptance in the journey of writing and becoming a writer. She offers valuable insights into how feelings of unworthiness and self-criticism hinder growth, suggesting effective tools and exercises like thought work, viewing oneself as an ecosystem of qualities, and reflecting on oneself as a child for fostering self-acceptance. Jen also advocates for unconditional love and acceptance for one's self as a necessary step towards overcoming perfectionism, setting healthy boundaries, and creating unique work.00:00 Introduction to the Podcast00:24 Gratitude and Reflections on the Podcasting Journey03:01 The Importance of Sharing Your Message05:57 The Power of Radical Self-Acceptance07:15 Embodying Your Identity as a Writer08:34 The Role of Self-Love in Writing09:49 Overcoming Self-Judgment and Embracing Growth13:50 The Impact of Radical Self-Acceptance on People-Pleasing Tendencies14:34 The Burden of Perfection15:06 The Struggle of Being a 'Perfect' Mom16:57 The Importance of Self-Love and Acceptance17:19 The High-Achieving Mom17:57 The Pitfalls of Conditional Self-Love18:36 The Power of Radical Self-Acceptance19:39 Tools for Building Self-Love and Acceptance21:37 The Ecosystem of Our Qualities22:41 The Power of Childhood Photos in Self-Acceptance25:29 The Journey to Self-Acceptance25:44 The Power of Discernment and Curiosity26:18 Closing Thoughts and Encouragement Instagram @momwritesfirstFacebook Website www.momfirstcoaching.com Listen to more episodes by visiting Apple Podcasts or Spotify or your favorite platform. Copyright 2024, Mom First Coaching
4. Stop Letting Your Discomfort Stop You from Writing: N.E.S.T. Framework
Sep 12 2023
4. Stop Letting Your Discomfort Stop You from Writing: N.E.S.T. Framework
Are you ready to break free from the chains of discomfort that are holding you back from becoming the writer you were meant to be? Can you imagine the joy of creating a consistent writing habit and bringing your book to life? This episode is all about facing discomfort head-on and using it as a catalyst for growth. We share insights on how to dodge the trap of artificial comfort and explore the benefits of embracing discomfort. You'll also learn how fear of failure and criticism could be hindering your progress and how to overcome these barriers. Let's also dive into the NEST framework, which is a powerful tool for using discomfort as a stepping stone to becoming the writer you aspire to be. Discover how to recognize the urge to divert from your writing task, let it envelop you without acting on it, and sift through the data to understand what's happening in your brain. Finally, we talk about the transformational process to align your life with your true desires using this data. This episode is packed with valuable insights and tips that will challenge your mindset and transform your writing journey. Don't miss out!Gem of the Week: Siri, Who Am I?   by Sam Tschida - a witty rom-com about Mia who wakes up with amnesia and has to play detective using only her iPhone and Instagram to rediscover who she truly is. https://www.instagram.com/therealsamtschida/Instagram @momwritesfirstFacebook Website www.momfirstcoaching.com Listen to more episodes by visiting Apple Podcasts or Spotify or your favorite platform. Copyright 2024, Mom First Coaching