What would the never-ending debate about what it’s like to be a stay-at-home mom vs. a work-at-home mom vs. a work in an office mom look like if we all talked honestly about our experiences?  No worn-out cliches about pretending we love everything about whatever choice we’ve made?  No acting like our lives are perfect and that we don’t sometimes envy the women who’ve made choices different from ours.  And no more Hollywood efforts to profit from the harried mom stereotypes that I had hoped we’d all gotten past.

Well, if you’d really like to know what some mothers are thinking about their worlds, then there’s a new book you might like — it’s a collection of essays entitled Welcome to My World and, yes, I contributed an essay to the book that I hope you’ll enjoy entitled “Building My Empire.”

As a writer, it’s always exciting to have an opportunity to be paid for your work (!), and have it included with other writers whose work is fantastic.  Thanks to Giggle.com, not only was I able to be published in another wonderful book, but I was actually able to make a little deposit to my bank account!

Of course, while you’re in the buying mood, I sure wouldn’t mind if you purchased Welcome to My World, as well as Mothers of Intention.  You know the days are getting shorter and soon you’re going to want come reading for when we’re all snuggled next to the fireplace with some nice hot chocolate!

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