Motherhood & Words

thank you

Thank you for your sweet comments about my piece in Brevity. And a big thank you to those of you who “de-lurked” for Haiti last week. Because a number of “known” visitors also commented, I decided to donate $1 to for every person who posted a comment on any Mother Words post in the last week. Thank you for helping!

Another way to help is by going over to Literary Mama and buying some gear: sweatshirt? onesie? beer stein? All proceeds from the sale of Literary Mama gear will also benefit Partners In Health. Check out their cool new stuff.

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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.