Tag Archive: Motherhood

How I Turned My Kids Into Broadway Fans

My six-year-old daughter's drawing of Glinda and Elphaba from Wicked.

I don’t believe in pushing every one of my interests and hobbies on to my kids. Yet, that didn’t stop me from methodically making sure that they would love listening to (and watching) Broadway shows as much as I do. I wrote all about how I became a Broadway fanatic for Brain, Child Magazine this…

My Listen to Your Mother Essay

Blessings of a Botched Piano Recital in Brain, Child Magazine by Nina Badzin

I am incredibly honored that a publication I highly respect, Brain, Child Magazine, has published the essay I performed for the Listen to Your Mother show. People have asked me when the You Tube link will be available. That link will go live some time in the summer. But now you can read the essay on…

The Post Listen to Your Mother Post

Listen to Your Mother Twin Cities Nina Badzin

Last Thursday for the first time in my life I stood on a stage as a WRITER and “performed” an essay in front of around 500 people. And I survived! My heart was pounding in my chest as the two fantastic cast members ahead of me went up one by one. Soon it was my…

First Rehearsal: Listen to Your Mother

LTYM Collage

I’m a little too good at keeping my world small and simple. It’s a control thing. I suffer from the need for that– for the sense, however false, that I have a handle on all the spinning plates, that nothing will blindside me. I’ve always been like that, even before I had kids. Whatever tiny…

A Truth, a Tip, and a Find

3 Things for Mom

This week I’m over at a very cool blog called 3 Things for Mom where each day a different blogger offers a “truth,” a “tip,” and a “find.” I’m following some big shoes so I hope it’s received well over there! My truth deals with what I consider the essential key to good friendship. My…

Two Hours to Write (And Why it Works)

Photo by Roby Ferrari via Flickr

Today’s “Hobbies and Habits” guest blogger, Sarah Baughman, has a post that speaks directly to ME. I’ve struggled quite a bit in the past few years with how to make more time to write. I have no problem making time to blog because I absolutely love it, but my more “serious” writing gets pushed to…

The Scary Mommy Book Rave

Scary Mommy Cover

Do you frame every scribble that comes home from school? Fashion Dora the Explorer out of whole grain bread for your child’s lunch? Sob at the end of summer break because it means time away from your child? Then Jill Smokler’s debut book of essays Confessions of a Scary Mommy  is NOT for you. Everyone else? I’ve…