Motherhood & Words

mom’s own words: day 15

I can’t believe that it’s already Day 15 of the Use Your Words virtual tour. The writing contest finalists are starting to pop into my inbox, and I am so impressed and excited about these pieces. The grand prize winner will be posted on the Literary Mama blog on June 8, so stay tuned. Please submit something if you haven’t already. You can do so today at Kristi’s wonderful blog Mom’s Own Words.

Kristi is a freelance writer and blogger and enjoys writing about a variety of mom-friendly topics (like parenting her kids.) In blog posts such as The Sleepover that Never Was and New Kid, she pokes fun at herself as she navigates the waters of parenting. At any given time, Kristi features and hosts a variety of book and product reviews and giveaways. Please check out her lovely post about Use Your Words. She even posts a beautiful paragraph of writing that arose from a prompt in the book.

Thank you, Kristi, for being part of the tour!

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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.