Having a fulfilling life outside of being a mother

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Having a fulfilling life outside of being a mother

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I think it is really important when you become a mother to not lose whatever passion you had before you became a mother because mothering is a very passionate endeavor but you were someone else before that, too. And you will be someone else again because as we know, they are going to leave. The most I feel really effective way of keeping that alive is just take one hour a week and do that thing, whether it is dancing or knitting or ceramics or writing or painting. But take an hour and keep that low flame going because my experience will tell me that it is much easier to turn a flame up if it is going than to actually kick the whole oven on again in 18 years or 9 years or whenever you find the free time again. So I really encourage all women to keep whatever it is that you love alive so that when your time opens up and your day opens up as the kids start to go to school and the groceries get done and everything gets done and the laundry, that you have that space and it is already there for you to just invest more in it again and have it for yourself.

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Dani Klein Modisett

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Dani Klein Modisett is the creator/producer/director of the shows “Afterbirth…stories you won’t read in Parents magazine,” and Not What I Signed Up For. These are live storytelling shows where acclaimed actors and writers perform original, funny stories about how marriage and parenting challenges them in unexpected ways. The NY Post raved about Afterbirth… calling it,"the Vagina Monologues for the stroller set.” After playing to sold out audiences for five years in Los Angeles and NYC and also making stops in Boston and San Francisco, an anthology of stories from Afterbirth was published as a book by St. Martin’s Press. Dani is a contributor to Huffington Post, Parents Magazine, and the LA Times. Before having children, Dani worked as a comic, performing across the country and participating in the HBO Aspen Comedy Festival with a solo show she wrote called “The Move.” She also taught Stand-up comedy at UCLA and now teaches a workshop at I O West called “Writing For Performance.” Afterbirth is in production as a web series for the launch of Disney’s website for Mom’s, “Not What I Signed Up For” is being developed as a pilot for television with Jerry Weintraub’s company. Dani is a graduate of Dartmouth College and lives in Los Angeles with her husband and two sons.

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