Episode 086: How to Write & Parent in Harmony (w/ Dr. Deborah Tillman)


This week I’m joined by Dr. Deborah Tillman, parenting expert and star of Lifetime TVs American Supernanny. On this episode, Dr. Tillman and I talk about how writers should balance creative life and family life. 

You’ll learn:

  • How to parent and create during an uncertain pandemic
  • How prioritizing your family helps with getting creative time scheduled
  • Purposeful parenting vs perfect parenting
  • Why you should strive for a harmonious home over a balanced home
  • How parents can meet the needs of their children and still find time to write
  • Setting boundaries on your writing time and teaching your kids how to respect it
  • How to involve your kids in your creative process
  • How to use your creative time to institute a block of time for your kids to pursue their own hobbies
  • What to do when you feel like you have to choose kids over creating
  • How to make time for self-care

All this and more await in this episode!

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About Dr. Deborah Tillman

Deborah L. Tillman is Parent Educator, Speaker, Author, Founder of Happy Home Child Learning Center, Inc.,  “America’s Supernanny” on Lifetime Television and President of the non-profit: The Parenting Movement.  Labeled “A Force for Good” by The Washington Post, Tillman has a deep passion for children.  She began her career over a decade ago when she became frustrated with the lack of quality childcare her son was receiving and as a result, quit her very lucrative accounting job and started her own school in 1994.  A native of East Orange, New Jersey, Tillman believes that parents and caregivers play a vital role in a child’s life.

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