By Kate / June 6, 2014 /

Well, it’s the last day of school. Summer vacation is upon us. I’m grateful for the longer days and the sunshine and I look forward to less-rushed mornings at home. But, boy am I going to be busy this summer. I shifted into “GO!” mode last week, as I prepped for the River Teeth conference, which…

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things I love

By Kate / May 14, 2014 /

I hope you all had a wonderful Mother’s Day! My day started like this:   Breakfast in bed with fresh berries, a decaf latte, homemade cards and gifts, and a new–gorgeous–orchid for my collection. It was a lazy day, with a trip to the park, lounging on a picnic blanket, reading, chatting with friends, and…

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on the go

By Kate / March 4, 2014 /

It’s been a busy couple of weeks for me between my Motherhood & Words retreat at Faith’s Lodge and AWP in Seattle. But like always, both events left me inspired to write and teach and write some more. The retreat was incredible despite the ice/snow storm that loomed on the forecast for our travel day.…

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readings & workshops

By Kate / November 13, 2013 /

I’ve gotten caught up in a flurry of activity over the last week and a half. I signed with an agent for the autism and running memoir on which I’ve been collaborating the last few months. I’m very excited, but my week was swept up in talking about and tweaking the proposal, and I had…

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cafemom & hunger relief benefit

By Kate / October 28, 2013 /

It was so nice to be home this weekend. The week had been a long one. Donny and I began it on a red-eye flight and then dove straight into work. (Well I guess he dove straight in; I had a four-hour nap and then sort of dragged myself in.) But all week we couldn’t…

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upcoming online class – and a podcast!

By Kate / August 29, 2013 /

Now that the kids are in school and my schedule has opened up a bit, I’m turning my attention to writing and teaching. Registration is now open for my fall online Motherhood & Words class. Here are the details: Motherhood & Words Online Thursday, September 26 – Monday, December 9 (10 1/2 weeks) Whether you…

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motherhood, motherhood, haiku

By Kate / May 15, 2013 /

Happy late Mother’s Day, my friends. I meant to write a post on Sunday. I *thought* about posting. I even *planned* my post. But then I fell asleep on the couch. It was a much needed nap after an exciting (but very busy) previous week, which was full of readings in celebration of mothers’ stories.…

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spring flurry

By Kate / April 22, 2013 /

I’ve been MIA here for the last couple of weeks, and I’m sorry about that. Stella, Zoë, and I were all sick—laid out!—a couple of weeks ago, and then I was traveling. Then last week I was trying to catch up from the sickness and travel. Two weekends ago I was in Denver to lead…

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a little blog love

By Kate / February 15, 2013 /

A few weeks ago, Lisen Stromberg honored me with a blog award, the Liebster. Lisen writes the blog An Angel of PrismWork, and I’m grateful to her for her moving prose. When you have a chance, please read this powerful piece about her son. So, to accept the Liebster Award, I have to do three things:…

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mom enough

By Kate / January 14, 2013 /

For the past couple of years, I’ve been honored to have my annual Motherhood & Words reading be recorded as a Mom Enough podcast.  If you missed the 6th Annual Motherhood & Words Reading at the Loft Literary Center in October, you can listen here.  Reading with me were award-winning authors Debra Gwartney and Amie…

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