Motherhood & Words

Sista GP at a southern thang awarded me the Uber Amazing Blog Award last week. Thank you, Sista! I’m honored!

Now I must nominate five (or six) other blogs for the award. This is difficult for me because I love so many blogs, but here it goes:

speak softly—what can I say? Whether Vicki is writing about the loss of her son or editing her manuscript, I’m there.

from here to there and back—I just know that if I haven’t read Kristen’s blog for a few days, I miss it, and I miss her.

this momKyra is f****** hilarious.

when in cairo—A’s writing about living and teaching in Egypt is often funny, often poignant, and always lovely.

A moon, worn as if it had been a shell—Reading Elizabeth’s blog is like taking a refreshing dip in irreverence. She’s not afraid to say anything.

A Girl’s Garden of Menopause—Ellen is hilarious and also irreverent. What is it about irreverence that gets me these days?

Okay, now these bloggers are supposed to:

  1. Put the logo (award image) on your blog or in a post.
  2. Nominate 5 (or 6) blogs that you feel are Uber Amazing.
  3. Let them know that they have received the Uber Amazing Blog Award by commenting on their blog.
  4. Link to the person who gave you the award (which would be me, of course).
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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.


  1. Ellen on December 10, 2008 at 5:01 pm

    I was wondering why I was getting multiple hits from you today! Thanks!

  2. kristenspina on December 10, 2008 at 9:28 pm

    Honored. And touched. Thank you.

  3. Elizabeth on December 11, 2008 at 12:33 am

    Thank you so much, Kate. I’m thrilled and honored and excited! Now to figure out how to put that image on my blog…

  4. Special Needs Mama on December 18, 2008 at 2:17 pm

    Aw thanks…

  5. American_in_Cairo on December 21, 2008 at 1:39 pm

    Thanks, Kate – I’m really flattered – I will try to figure out how to get that logo on the blog and follow the instructions…I haven’t even figured out how to put links to other people’s blogs on my page yet.