author, The singles Game
BCM: If you could describe motherhood in one word, what would it be?
BCM: What’s one moment in your motherhood journey that has made you proud?
LW: Watching my son run over to every child who cries at school or on the playground so he can make sure they are okay.
BCM: What is one piece of advice you want to pass along to your children?
LW: Be very careful and thoughtful when choosing your future spouse–I truly don’t think there’s anything in the world more important.
BCM: Congratulations on the success of all of your novels, including your latest, The Singles Game. How do you find inspiration when creating these stories that people fall in love with when they read them?
LW: Thank you! I find the inspiration all around me: it’s the things I’m experiencing in my own life, the conversations I’m having with friends, the events that are unfolding in my family. All these things find their way to the page in one way or another.
BCM: With so many best sellers, there’s no denying that people love your novels and have favorites. But do you have a favorite that you’ve written?
LW: Isn’t this like admitting you have a favorite child? But yes, I would have to say I’m most proud of my most recent, The Singles Game. It was very satisfying to write about a topic I truly love, and I’m happy with the way Charlie’s story unfolds.
BCM: What is one piece of advice you would pass along to other moms?
LW: Nothing! The last things most moms need is more advice. Every mom knows what works best for her and her kids.
BCM: How do you tackle work/life balance?
LW: It’s constantly a compromise. As a working mom, I’m never going to get to every single classroom activity or be the class parent, just like I’m never going to be the author who writes a book every year or travels for work more than I absolutely have to. But not winning Mom of the Year or Best Author Ever is okay–I feel lucky just to have both roles in my life.
BCM: If you could hand off one chore to someone else each day, what would it be?
LW: That’s an easy one: sunblock application. I hate this possibly more than any other parental chore. All they do is squirm and whine and race away from me, just to roll all over the furniture as soon as I’ve managed to slop on a fresh coat.
BCM: WHAT is your favorite thing to do to relax and unwind?
LW: I probably SHOULD say that it’s taking a walk along the water or drinking a cup of coffee somewhere quiet after the kids are at school, but truthfully very little is more relaxing than online shopping. I don’t even have to buy–just browsing is great zone-out time.
BCM: WHAT IS THE BEST WHITE LIE THAT YOU’VE TOLD YOUR CHILD?
LW: That when the ice cream truck plays a song, it means it’s out of ice cream.
BCM: What is your best parenting hack?
LW: An entire shelf full of pre-bought gender-blind birthday gifts, matching the general ages of my own kids, so I never have to run out at the last minute before a birthday party.
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