Now that the Journey song “Don’t Stop Believin’ ” is playing in your head…
Think about what you liked to play as a child. What you looked forward to doing. Maybe it was drawing, or “teaching school”, or building impressive “worlds” out of legos.
Or maybe you choreographed dances to Paula Abdul songs and recorded them on the video camera. Okay, maybe that was just me.
Do you still do those things that made your heart sing as a child?
Do you make money doing them?
My guest on today’s episode, Felicity Fox, has turned her long-time love of writing and rhyming into a career as a children’s book author and editor. Felicity is also a wife and a mother of two young kids.
Felicity was born and raised in a small New England town in Upstate New York. And from a young age, she’s loved reading, writing, and playing the piano.
She took to heart her father’s great advice to “find something you love to do and find someone who will pay you to do it”.
This was a fun, light-hearted episode with some great reminders and practical tips for pursuing your dreams while being a mom to young kids.
More about the guest
Felicity Fox is a tea-drinking, praying, and extremely optimistic Christian.
Her first children’s book, called “Where Did the Holidays Go?” was published in 2019 and was turned into a musical.
We talk about
- How she discovered her love for writing
- Why it’s important to her to pursue her dreams while her kids are young
- How she became published (And how You can become published too!)
- How she manages her schedule and deadlines working from home with a toddler
- Her practical tips for sustaining belief in your dream, even when things don’t go quickly or as planned
Links & Resources
Felicity on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/felicityfoxwriter
Where the Holidays Go by Felicity Fox
Publishing options mentioned:
Other resources for self-publishing –
“8 Steps You Must Take To Write a Book” article by Jeff Goins on Medium
More about the Gotcha Mama Podcast:
The Gotcha Mama Podcast is where we share honest stories of the joys and struggles of mom-life with young kids.
Each week host Amanda Bennett interviews a mom about topics ranging from awkwardly making mom friends, to chasing BIG dreams and finding purpose, to managing crippling anxiety and depression. You’ll hear stories from moms like you with the purpose to inspire, encourage, and entertain you.
We understand that motherhood can be lonely and make you doubt yourself. The Gotcha Mama Podcast exists to let you know that you are not alone as a busy mom of young kiddos, no matter what you’re dealing with.
The show is all about tearing down our insecurities as moms by honestly sharing our stories and a little of what we’ve learned along the way.
We believe it’s a whole lot better riding the rollercoaster of motherhood together!
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