Feeling trapped??

We just edited and released our two wonderful interviews with Dr. Michelle Tichy, Educational Psychologist and expert at whole-family mental health and productivity–she has been working with homeschooled kids and productivity and social justice matters for many, many years and founded the HOEP Initiative to help parents who work find a holistic means to productivity […]

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Read 2020’s winning story!

We are thrilled to present “The Cats” by the 2020-2021 Pen Parentis Writing Fellow, Dawn Ryan. Dawn’s story was first published as the cover story in print in the gorgeous Issue 7 of Dreamers Creative Writing Magazine available here. Dreamers Creative Writing has just made the story available online. Please read and share widely! Dawn’s […]

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From Northern Jersey

2020 is the decade of the writing parent! We are thrilled to announce two new accountability meetups that will begin in 2020 to help writers raising kids stay on creative track! As always, all genres and types of writing projects are welcome, so whether you’re working on a screenplay or a memoir based on your […]

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Summer Writer-Parent Meet-ups

NOTE (added 9/24/18): THIS SERIES WAS SO SUCCESSFUL WE HAVE CONTINUED IT THROUGH THE FALL/WINTER. PLEASE READ FOR DETAILS, ALL IS WORKING GREAT! SIGN UP THROUGH MEETUP OR ON FACEBOOK “BEHIND CLOSED DOORS” We are hosting a series of casual meet-ups for people with kids who are serious about their writing careers. The first one […]

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We are changing the world

Just this week, the Pulitzer Prize winning novelist Michael Chabon wrote an article for GQ called “Are Kids the Enemy of Writing?” – it is a longread. The title is tongue in cheek. It begins with an anecdote where a colleague tells him under no circumstances should he have a child if he wants a […]

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Book AND Baby? You can totally do this.

We have so much proof. More than 275 incredible writers who have kids have presented their published, well-received, award-winning books at our Salons. We have given out $1000 per year to deserving writers with kids under ten years old. It’s not impossible to have a gorgeous, well-written book as well as a happy kid or […]

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