Monday, October 05, 2009

New E-Zine Launches Today


The Motherhood Muse Story



Kimberly Zook is the founder of The Motherhood Muse. Upon the birth of her second daughter she recognized a growing distance between herself and nature. Determined to send the message to her daughters that having a relationship with nature is critical to the human body, mind, and spirit, Kimberly created The Motherhood Muse. This organization is a blending of Kimberly’s passion for literature on motherhood and on nature.



What is The Motherhood Muse?



The Motherhood Muse is a community for mothers and writers. We are writer-mamas wishing to connect with each other as we journey through motherhood with a desire to draw nature into our lives.



What does this community do?



The Motherhood Muse has four main functions:



The literary magazine (an e-Zine) features literature on motherhood, nature, and children. From literary essays to short stories to poetry, the e-Zine reaches across the globe to explore a mother’s relationship with nature. The e-Zine also includes columns by mothers and unique, intriguing features that will inspire you in many ways. The e-Zine is published four times a year online.



The e-Newsletter offers more for our readers. Eight times a year our free newsletter is sent out to subscribers. It includes blog highlights, writing contest information, features about the readers themselves, web-only deals, and more. By signing up for the e-Newsletter on our website by January 1, 2010 subscribers will receive the first issue of The Motherhood Muse e-Zine free!



The website is the central resource for mothers and writers. We host two writing contests (one for adults and one for children) and accept writing pieces for submission. In addition, we also have a fantastic bookstore with books for writers, mothers, and children. Our boutique features items with The Motherhood Muse logo such as journals, note cards, and more.



The blog is a continually updated resource for mothers and writers. Writers and mothers come here to share personal stories about motherhood, nature, children and writing. Our blog also hosts interviews with authors (and book giveaways), tips on writing, activities to do with children in nature, and more. Our blog is open to submissions from anyone!



Why did you create The Motherhood Muse?



In a nutshell I created The Motherhood Muse for mothers and writers like me, who struggle to connect with nature every day and find nature to be absent in their children’s lives. I needed a voice to help myself and others discover nature through our bodies, minds, and souls. I wanted to set a good example for my children by having a close relationship with the environment around me. The Motherhood Muse is that voice. It is a body of literature uniting writers and mothers with nature.



Sources to check out:



http://www.themotherhoodmuse.com/

http://themotherhoodmuse.blogspot.com/

http://twitter.com/motherhoodmuse

Find me and other blogger/writers on the list of contributors to The Motherhood Muse here!

5 comments:

jenX said...

There is a campaign building - and has for quite sometime now - among Gen X moms - to return their kids to nature. I tried hard this summer with the urban garden, but it just didn't go as well I wanted it to. My kids love to be outside, but that isn't the same as nature, I don't think...

Loren Christie said...

Hi Jen,
My tomatoes were pathetic! Squirrels stole most of them.

Putz said...

that is so sad, an italian without her tomatoes, so sad...my wife put up 14 quarts of stweed and then bottled tomatoes, i can't wait for her recipies....all her kids are grown but she still does her recipies on me her last kid who just won't leave the NEST

Marinela said...

Nice community here :)

Kimberly said...

Thank you Loren for helping to promote The Motherhood Muse! I appreciate all that you do and can't wait to see the first issue published online in January.

Dear Internet Traveler,

Welcome to my writer's blog, started about six years ago for fun. Over time, the writing I have posted has ranged from personal reflection, to Long Island history research, to tall tales for my own amusement, to feature articles for local newspapers. As you can see from topics listed here, I travel in many mental directions in regard to interests. Click on the tabs and labels to explore my strange mind which senses that you may be having a criss-cross day. If so, perhaps this blog will distract you. However, please note that if you tell me my blog is beautiful just to get me to advertise rhinoplasty surgery and cheap drugs from Canada in your comment, I will ask the gods to give you a tail that cannot be concealed.

Fondly,

Loren Christie

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