I don't write to toot my own horn. I do it to clear my head and if I can help anyone along the way, then my goal is met. Even if that person is "just" myself. I am not good in speaking but when I write my words come out in the way that I WISH I could speak them. I love writing in my head. I usually get an idea or a prompt and think about it, writing it in my head. Then I can sit down and try to get it out.
That being said, I wrote my dandelion piece and posted it here, then I submitted it to Power of Moms, a great website on deliberate mothering. Then I forgot about it. I was pretty surprised when they came back saying they liked it and wanted to publish it. I had submitted 4 or 5 pieces to them and they had all been turned down. I was excited that I could possibly share some of my life story. So, here is the link if you are interested in checking it out. The whole site is a wonderful resource for mothers in all stages. It is great for families in general and a great boost when you just aren't feeling it!