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04

Parenthood and Creativity – Staying Creative As a Parent

Everyone who has children knows that life after birth (or adoption) is dramatically different and changes you as a person. People often talk about the sleepless nights, the nappies and the financial cost of having children but often the biggest and most dramatic changes that occur are not ones you can see at all but changes to how we see ourselves and our place in the world.

Parenthood and Creativity
From Story of Mum’s excellent series, I’m a Mum and a….

We all strive to find a balance that suits us between work and parenthood and some of us may even succeed, but often it can be time to indulge your interests and creativity that suffers the most in this balancing act. I would argue that for many of us, this is an area of our lives we can derive the most satisfaction and pleasure from and should therefore be prioritised.

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 July 4th, 2012  
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Jun
13

Writing Parents Creative Writing Class in North London

Are you looking for inspiration? Do you need some help with a current project or want to rediscover a lost creativity?

This is the class for you. Join our friendly creative writing group for parents in North London where we explore parenthood through writing and learn new skills in a relaxed, informal environment.

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 June 13th, 2012  
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Jun
06

Win a free place on our first online writing course

Would you like to win a free place on our first online writing group? Just tell us what you want from an online writing group and we’ll pick one entry at random to get a free place on the first course starting in October. Simple!

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 June 6th, 2012  
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Jun
06

Putting Love Into Words: Some Poems on Parenthood

 

Ever since we started our Writing Parenthood classes, I’ve been even more attuned to seeking out excellent writing about parenthood. Becoming a parent is such a transformative experience that it’s unsurprising that so many people have written about it’s impact on their lives and tried to put into words the immense feelings it inspires.There are so many poems that I love, but here are just a few that really stick in my mind for various reasons. I’d love to hear other recommendations too.

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 June 6th, 2012  
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Jun
06

The Pram In The Hall – Motherhood and Creativity

 

 

“There is no more sombre enemy of good art than the pram in the hall” the critic Cyril Connolly once famously said. Was he right? Is parenthood so very hard to combine with creativity? These are my thoughts on whether motherhood and creativity can be successfully combined. I’d love to know yours too.

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 June 6th, 2012  
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