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I've got three kids, my oldest being 4, and I struggle with finding time to write. So I tried to create a schedule. My oldest goes to preschool at 9, I clean up the house until 10, write from 10-11 (keeping the TV on for the other two kids), play with the kids from 11 until I pick up my son from preschool at 12. Problem is that the schedule almost never works out for a number of different reasons. And if it does work out that I'm ready at 10 to write, I get a huge case of writer's block! So then I try to write after the kids are in bed - I've got my wine, I'm more relaxed. But I'm only successful a few nights of the week.

So my question to you moms is, when do you find time to write? Thanks! =)

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I try to write after the kiddo and husband are in bed... when it's quiet so I can think. But, I also get chances through the day to write a bit... but I only have 1 kiddo so that's a big difference.
I started my blog last August--just as my oldest started Kindergarten. Since then we've had a bedtime schedule that works for all of us. Boys in bed by 8 pm, read them a story, lights out, feed dogs, work on blog. I feel for you, Deb, with 3 kids age 4 and under, I'm not sure I'd have the time or energy to write!
Liked your cup of coffee! That's my one vice, and it helps me write, especially early in the morning! tee hee
Thanks Genny! It's actually hot chocolate--with real chocolate--not from a mix. Chocolate is my vice! I claim it helps me write, and do housework, and get through the day, etc... :)
I'm up for chocolate any time, too! Smiles!
I have a 6 yr old and 2 yr old, and normally my older son is at school, and my younger has been napping in the day, so I write then. It has been spring break this last couple of weeks and I've hardly had a minute for anything. I guess I fit it in whenever I can.
Whenever I can! Some days, I leave my laptop on the kitchen table and grab a few minutes here and there. it works! Happy writing,
genny
I fit in writing here and there throughout the day! My oldest is 6 and in school - my 4 year old is fairly self-entertaining at moments and my 2 year old is not so much. Leaving the laptop on the counter or kitchen table is a good solution. But not feasible for everyone. Nap-time is my valued - precious - fabulous alone time of the day! God bless you with 3 kids 4 and under...ugh......it gets easier.....right?? RIGHT?!?!?!?!? :)
Gets a bit easier every day, LOL!
I have the exact same troubles as you Deb, I've got a 4 year old, 2 year old and an 8 month old. I've got the baby on my lap right now,the 2 year old napping and the 4 year old at preschool but I can't put together 2 thoughts to actually write a whole blog. I usually try to write whenever a free second comes along (HA!)
It's a crazy life, right? =)

I'm finding time when the baby naps and my 2 and 4 year old have quiet time. But I'm still refereeing every few minutes, LOL!
Kids are playing nice- I write- Ones in school the other is napping, I write.

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