Motherhood & Words

7sirens: day 10

A huge thank you to Aly at 17 Sirens for hosting day 10 of the Use Your Words virtual book tour! Aly is an amazing young mother who is juggling school and motherhood while her husband is far away, awaiting a visa.

17 Sirens is a family-friendly blog that shares product reviews, giveaways, and insight for new moms. From parenting tips and baby updates to product reviews and fitness goals, there is something that every mom can relate to.

Thank you, Aly!

Please check out her post and try the writing prompt for a chance to move on to the final round of the contest!


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I have been teaching creative writing for almost twenty years. Reading about other women’s lives and experiences has expanded my world. To be able to walk in someone else’s shoes, whether it’s for a moment or an hour or a few days, is an incredible gift, providing me with insight into the human experience. It takes courage to write your truths, especially if it doesn’t seem as though anyone cares, as though anyone is listening. Let me tell you: your stories matter, I’m listening, and I’m here to help you find the heart of those truths, to get them down on the page, to craft them, and to send them out into the world. Together, we will change the world, one story at a time.