Posts tagged ‘Mother’s Day’

April 13, 2012

I’m buying my own mother’s day present this year!

I’ve always tinkered with writing: I have notebooks full of poems and essays from high school, college, and even yesterday. But I never really considered it seriously until one fairly awful trip through airport security after 9/11. It wasn’t pretty. As I started to think about my experience on the way home, I took out my laptop and typed an essay: an essay, I thought, that like all my other essays would just get filed away for my own pleasure.

But then on a whim, I edited it and sent that essay to the Christian Science Monitor. And what do you know? They published it! Well, many articles and essay submissions later, I’ve learned that the odds aren’t always that good.

But recently I found another break: an essay I submitted to the radio show This I Believe many years ago was to be included in their newest book of essays called This I Believe: On Motherhood. I held my breath throughout the entire editing and publishing process, expecting something to wrong, but it didn’t. And now, the book is out in stores and I’m so excited!

So if you get it definitely check out the essay “Motherhood Is Real” by yours truly on page 161. And then buy an extra for a mother you know–it makes a great Mother’s Day gift!

You can get it at Amazon, Barnes and Noble, or an indie bookstore near you!

May 13, 2011

All about momming, in six short words

Ever just wanted to explain yourself?  As a mom, a date, a friend, or just a human?  Smith magazine allows you to do so, and only requires six words!  In fact, they mandate that it’s only six words, which is what makes it so difficult.  They published a really popular book of six-word memoirs and now manage a website where anyone can publish their own–as many as they like.

Recently, one of my “momoirs” was chosen to be featured in the Huffington Post in an article about six-word momoirs for Mother’s Day.  You can read it here:  http://www.huffingtonpost.com/larry-smith/mothers-day_b_853780.html#s275300&title=Wendy_Lawrence

If you are interested in other six-word memoirs I’ve written, you can check out my page at Smith: http://www.smithmag.net/community/people.php/WendyLou