Being Enough: Closing Words for Busy Moms

Megan Pincus Kajitani
“A good laugh overcomes more difficulties and dissipates more dark clouds than any other one thing.”

~ Laura Ingalls Wilder

Your sense of humor is a great gift, writer mama.  Rely on it in times of stress.  Remember it when your patience is thin. Use it to your advantage.

Receive a rejection letter with spelling errors?  An editor nit-picking over comma splices?  Choose to laugh instead of seethe. Your son cuts his hair into a mohawk?  Your daughter colors the kitchen table with magic markers?  See the funny story there.  Then write it!

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Megan Pincus Kajitani is a California-based writer mama and recovering overachiever who blogs at Having Enough (In a “Have-It-All” World).

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1 Response to “Being Enough: Closing Words for Busy Moms”


  1. 1 Kelli April 19, 2008 at 4:21 pm

    I had one of these experiences just yesterday & it inspired the “songwriter” in me… I posted it on my blog and thought you mamas might get a kick out of it 🙂

    The Shoe Shoppin’ Blues

    (To be sung in the style of Babysittin’ Blues from the movie Adventures in Babysitting from the late 80’s…sing “da DA da da da” between each line for the full effect! I’ll get ya started…)

    da DA da da da
    Took the kids to the store…
    Had to buy ‘em some shoes…
    Hoped it’d be quick and painless…
    But now I feel so abused…

    da DA da da da
    Got some icees and popcorn…
    That was dumb on my part…
    Thought it would distract ‘em…
    But it got all over the floor and my cart…

    (Build up to the chorus)
    And it’s so hard…baby, baby
    Shoppin’ with the kiddos…oh yeah.
    I’ve got the….shoe shoppin’,
    Shoe Shoppin’ Blues, baby, baby…
    Yeah…The Shoe Shoppin’ Blues..

    da DA da da da
    Noah is climbing…
    Right out of his seat…
    Abby‘s sitting in the basket…
    I’m trying shoes on her feet…

    da DA da da da
    Need to call in some back-up…
    Need Dad to bring in some force…
    To get our boy back in his seat….
    But Daddy can’t ‘cuz he’s on the golf course….

    Ahhhhhhhh! (James Brown style)
    I’ve got the…shoe shoppin’…
    Shoe Shoppin’ Blues…oh yeah, that’s right.
    (Back-up singers…)
    She’s got the…shoe shoppin’
    Shoe Shoppin’ Blues, baby, baby…the Shooooooe Shoppin’ Blues.


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