Heartwarming Author Carol Steward & How to Balance Everyday Life with Creativity — 24 Comments

  1. hello!,I love your writing so so much! share we keep in touch extra about your post on AOL? I need an expert on this house to resolve my problem. May be that’s you! Taking a look ahead to look you.

  2. Just about the time I think I have it all balanced out, something changes. It keeps life interesting an keeps me on my toes.

    Keep up the “me” time, Kari!

  3. So true. It’s far too easy to get pulled down. I married an optimist who helps me keep my perspective. Better to laugh than cry!

    God bless!

  4. My daughter just taught me how to knit. My Mom was a knitter, but I never sat still long enough to learn when she was alive. It’s been lots of fun!

  5. The MacIntyre Brides includes Mended Hearts, Alex’s Choice and Rocky Mountain Valentine. All are sweet romances about 3 sisters who fall in love with 3 brothers. They’re lots of fun. Best of luck! I think Lyn will be drawing names this weekend.

  6. Suzanne, those days seem like just yesterday. I used to have everything on one calendar and sticky notes all over the kitchen. What a boring kitchen I have now. I know you don’t believe how fast it really goes, but trust me, you will miss these crazy days in about 10 years! Enjoy while you have them all under your wing. 🙂

  7. I keep my perspective by just looking around me and finding others a lot worse than my plight.
    Thank you for your generosity.

  8. To be honest, I am still trying to figure out how to balance everything! Family is so important me, and they are what keep me grounded as well. No matter how hectic life gets I always try my hardest to find some “me” time, even if it’s just spending a few minutes enjoying a cup of coffee. I have to agree with Carol that everyone needs a break!

  9. Great advice, I especially agree with breaks & take care physicaly. I have back problems also, mostly when I sit.
    I agree with being creative in many different ways. Try new things. I just started drawing, a talent I didn’t even know I had.
    Thanks for having the fun giveaway.

  10. I am always looking forward to a good, clean love story to read. I would love to read your book.

  11. I am attending the university, have three boys ages 1, 8 & 10, a husband who works long hours and going to school also. I also try to trade babysitting with others. My two sons are in scouts and I help them earn their badges.
    I have to schedule everything or all my balls in the air will fall.
    Would like to win.

  12. It looks like the Tetons, which I love. It was supposed to be Colorado, but who can argue with this beauty?

  13. Thanks Adrianja. It is a busy time of year for students. I pray that it goes well!

  14. I love the backdrop of your book cover. I have not had the pleasure of reading your books so I am looking forward to reading your story.

  15. I like this post and I really need to hear this. Lately, my life has been chaotic with applying for scholarships and all my homework. I never seemed to be able to balance all of it, but this was encouraging. I’ve never read any of your books before I look forward to reading one in the near future 🙂

  16. I enjoyed reading your challenges.
    In answer to your question…
    What helps you keep your life in balance? I keep my life balanced by making time to do what I enjoy most, which is spend time with my horses. I make it a point to spend at least an hour a day just loving them. Sometimes I just groom them, sometimes I just sit out with them and read, and of course there are the best times, which are times when I ride. Ü

    Or what point do you agree most or least with Carol on?
    I agree most with needing to take time to exercise. It’s something I need to do more of especially having arthritis.

  17. Thanks friends and fans for stopping by. Lyndee, I would love taking a pretty drive like you describe. It would be very peaceful.

    Lourdes, we’re not alone with the hard setbacks these days. I’m not sure if it’s comforting to know that we’re not alone or not, but we will make the best of it and move on, right?

    The rest of my dear, precious friends – I couldn’t do it without you all!

    It’s nearly the end of my Monday, and I am looking forward to dinner with girlfriends tonight. That should bring some laughs!

  18. After suffering some hard setbacks I totally agree with Carol that quality time rather than quantity of time with loved ones is crucial. Thank you glad to read more about her, I enjoy her books.

  19. There were times when I held down a day job and turned out book after book, but Carol is right. You can easily burn out. It did, however, teach me how to manage my time! Not that I do it now!!!! Love Carol’s writing and her take on life!
    Valerie Hansen

  20. Carol is a multi-talented woman who certainly knows whereof she speaks. Family also helps keep me in balance. They come first always. Carol’s ‘move often’ advice is great. I like swimming and if I can squeeze some time in at the pool, I always feel rejuvenated.

    Lois Richer

  21. Great insights from Carol on how to balance life–and it’s always a balancing act, no matter what stage you’re in! Since I don’t get to see my grandkids as often as I’d like, I put everything else, including the writing, on the back burner when I’m with them.

    Marta Perry

  22. HI Carol,
    I find the most rejuvenating moments to be driving along the country roads near my home. We moved here three years ago, and our house is near peaceful farmer’s fields and surprising wooded areas where hawks hunt and groundhogs and squirrels play. It’s quiet, I can think and pray and invariably my mind opens to that creative spark that urges the story twist forward.

    And Lyn, I just finished Their Frontier Family. What a beautiful story and writing.

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