Sunday, May 22, 2016

Mothers Writing to Relieve Stress and Anxiety + Giveaway (Done)

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As you may have read in my Writing Prompts for Mother's Day and Learning Oneself post I am getting into writing every day. I am going to be honest this has not been going well. I wrote almost every day (I know sounds like I am doing it) but the writing I ended up doing was for the blog. This is good for the blog (I have a month’s worth of post), but not 100% helping with my anxiety. I am having a hard time taking a step back from the deadlines (thanks school) and just writing for the pure joy of it.  I am going to attack this problem in three ways.

  1.  I am going to take a step back and start writing less and see if I can write three days a week (not for the blog) and then slowly add on days. I am going to try writing for about 3 to 5 minutes (or sit there with the pen and paper in hand) until I get my mind back used to writing.
  2. I am getting an accountability partner. That is right I want someone who is going to say “hey go write.”
  3. I am going to write in something that already has the prompts ready to go. Until I get the flow back it is probably a good idea to have someone else tell me what to write about so I can focus just on the writing.  

With that said I am doing a giveaway!!!! YAY! This is my first giveaway for the year and I am very excited. I am giving away two books one for single mom and one for married (or cohabiting) moms.

Single Mom Book: “Wishes for My Son (A Journal) by Emily M. Morgan
Married/ Cohabiting Moms: “Mom’s Five-Second Memory Journal”

The last book I am giving away is to an accountability partner.  This is for someone who really is wanting to take this journey with me to writing more, and having less anxiety and stress. We will be using the same book so we can keep each other on track and get to know each other. This means I will add you as a friend on Facebook (heavens open and angels sing). I know crazy, I do not add people to my Facebook but I am serious about getting right.

Book for accountability partner: “642 Things to write About” By the San Francisco Writers Grotto

First thing to mention is I am doing this giveaway in a different way (through google forms). I am not only doing this to save money but I feel like I am so disconnected using other sites. So please bear with me. Second, you can enter for both my accountability partner and one of the other books. Third thing, your entries will be added and your name will be drawn at random (if you have 5 entries’ you get your name added to list 5 times thus increasing your chances of winning), this will be done for the giveaway I will pick my accountability partner. Lastly, the giveaway is for the USA only. I am so excited and good luck!

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Shakirah is a single mom to a 5 year old. She is a blogger, teacher, and graduate student. Her goal is to bring a more positive and realistic look into the lives of single mothers.


  1. I am new to your blog but I love what I see. thanks for hosting a great giveaway, can't wait to join.