10 things every mother should teach her son

December 9th, 2014
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Baby Niklas and I turn up the Christmas music and start dancing beside the Christmas tree. He has no idea how awkward we look. He squeals and smiles. I know life won’t always be like this, so I’m seizing the moments as best as I can. Part of that, for me, is documenting our journey in a journal. Another part is thinking about the type of boy I hope I can raise.

These are 10 things I that I’ll be trying to teach my son, as best as I am able. I want to share with you, hopefully to serve as a point of inspiration. The goal isn’t for our children to be THE BEST. It’s to be their best, with the greatest happiness possible for them and the people around them. So here we go!

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Writers don’t need readers

November 11th, 2014
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After I completed college, there wasn’t anyone to look at my writing. There was no one to add commentary or feedback to the children’s poems or essays I was writing. It was just me.

That was a good thing, and it was a bad thing.

It was a good thing because my journaling skills exploded. I learned to write completely for me, instead of an audience. You write very differently when it’s only for your eyes. You self-edit so much less. You reach for the eraser or delete key fewer times. Your words just flow, unedited and imperfect as they might be.

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Putting an end to blank page syndrome

October 27th, 2014
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Life is busy. So if you’ve always wanted to keep a meaningful, fabulous journal, Gadanke Workshop is for you. It’s free, and it’s here. Yay!

Gadanke Workshop is the journaling video series that’s created to inspire, entertain, and encourage you to celebrate your story. Each Monday, I’ll share a new workshop lesson that will take you 15-20 minutes maximum to watch, reflect, and write.

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