I am a writer, mother, and teacher/student of yoga. This blog started as “Mothers of Invention” and initially featured artists who were trying to combine their creative life with the ups and downs of motherhood. The blog morphed into broader observations about life – both the mothering/creative life, and the yoga/spiritual life.

Along the way, I’ve written three books–two BK (before kids) and one AK. If you want to go out and find them to purchase, I won’t stop you: Dan Eldon: The Art of Life; Dan Eldon: Safari as a Way of Life; and Drawing from Life: The Journal as Art. (‘Writing another one?’ you ask. Check here.) I’ve also had many essays and articles published – some in big, fancy places like Salon and the Boston Globe, and many in smaller journals and web sites. My daytime “gig” – when not driving kids to and fro or walking the dog – is as assistant director of an academic research center, which means that I get to hang out with some really smart people in a very nice old house. It’s a good gig.

I have the absolute pleasure of being recently married to The Most Curious Man in the world – my title, not  his. He is a psychotherapist and a drummer. My kids are now nearly both in their teen years (gulp) and that combined with my actual birthdate and daily hot flash routine – sweater on, sweater off; quilt on, quilt off – means that I, too, am no longer the rosy-cheeked young mum who though this blogging thing might be interesting to try out. Many, many posts later, I’m a bit wiser and definitely more humble. I am also still grateful to have friends and readers here online. Thank you for visiting! Do leave a message and come again.

18 thoughts on “About

  1. Hi Jennifer —
    I stumbled onto your blog somehow today, and am so pleased! It’s wonderful stuff! I find myself nodding empathetically as I read, because I think I’m trying to sort out many of the same issues (minus the children part — so far).
    Anyway, it’s been a pleasure reading your work. Thank you!

  2. Re: Motherhood and Creativity – My kids are almost all grown up, now 19 and almost 17. When they were young and I was a “stay at home” with them, I was furiously creative – sometimes creative because of them, other times creative in spite of them. We homeschooled for awhile and spent so many happy hours creating together. As they got older and I took on a “career,” my creativity took a seat on the back burner while theirs flourished. I watched in pride and envy as they blossomed into the most creative creatures, and mourned my lost self. Things have happened over the past year… I have returned to reclaim myself with a vengeance, and the girls cheer me on.

  3. I’d email you to say howdy, but I didn’t see where I would do that. So I’ll say howdy here! I’m not entirely sure how/why I stumbled across your blogs, but I did, so there. Hope all is well!

    –Steve (check out stevendkrause.com )

  4. The photo of the baby dolls is WOW. Yours? Always enjoy stumbling upon your work. Now a blog, what a treat! It only me 2 years to find it – laughing.

  5. Hi!
    I just found your blog through Maggie Campbell, a dear friend. I was deeply immersed in your writing when I discovered that you live in the same city as I do! I’d love to sit down and chat sometime. My blog and email are linked through this comment if you’d like to contact me!

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