haiku contest extension

I’ve taken the liberty of extending the deadline of the 5th annual Motherhood & Words Haiku Contest deadline because participation has been unacceptably low. Come on, don’t be scared. Click here to read this year’s guidelines and then post your haiku in the comments field. Haiku with me. You know you want to.

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day 13: cami checketts

Thank you to Cami for hosting day 13 of the Use Your Words virtual book tour today. Cami writes the blog Love. Pray. Read. and she’s also the author of Dead Running, an e-book. She’s an avid runner and reader, and she definitely understands the mother-writer balance. Please check out Cami’s post about Use Your Words.…

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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…

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giving our stories a voice – day 9

Thank you so much to Rachel Turiel of 6512 and Growing for hosting day 9 of the Use Your Words virtual book tour. I first discovered her blog after we both posted as part of the March of Dimes’ Fight for Preemies fall campaign, and I felt an immediate affinity with Rachel as a fellow…

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day 8: a mermaid and a mother

Please stop by Elizabeth Aquino’s wonderful blog A moon, worn as if it had been a shell today for day 8 of the Use Your Words virtual book tour. I have been reading Elizabeth’s blog for several years now, and whenever I stop by I’m nourished by her words, her courage, her spunk, and her lovely writing.…

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5 minutes for mom: don’t miss this

I am honored to have 5 Minutes for Mom be the Day 7 tour stop for Use Your Words, and I urge you to head over there and check out these amazing posts right now. And I say posts (plural) because there are three!! First a little about 5 Minutes for Mom: 5 Minutes for Mom…

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haiku mother’s day!

Happy Mother’s Day, mamas!! I’m wishing you a day filled with pampering and loving hugs from angelic children or grandchildren. If your children are grown, may they call and profess their appreciation or take you out for a fizzy beverage. I’ll be spending most of the day in the car driving with my girls and…

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blog book tour: literary mama

Today, the blog book tour stop for Use Your Words is the Literary Mama blog. A huge thank you to Karna Converse, a blog editor at Literary Mama for posting today! Sending you a huge virtual hug, Karna! Thank you to Literary Mama for helping so many mama writers find their writing voices and their…

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updates

I love my class at the Loft, which started last week. What an amazing group of women! I love teaching online, but there is nothing like being in a physical space with a group of mother writers. I leave class elated and inspired. Thank you, ladies! Also, I wanted to let you know that the…

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and the winner is….

Thank you all so much for your wonderful haiku! It has been such a relief to be able to step out of my book-induced stress haze and read your poetry! Thank you for your words! Now I’m turning it over to the talented and fabulous Caroline Grant, Editor-in-Chief of Literary Mama, co-editor of Mama PhD and the judge…

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