Motherhood & Words


with an impossible deadline:

wake up at 4 a.m. and



I miss you, my friends, but I’ll back. I promise.

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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. Barb Buckner Suárez on November 18, 2014 at 6:02 pm

    Love the coffee mug! Totally cracked me up!

    • Kate on November 19, 2014 at 4:18 am

      Me too, Barb! Though Stella asked me the other day why my mug had a bad word on it. Now I only use it when they’re at school.

      I love your new site! Can’t wait to take some time to really dive into it! Congrats!

      • Angie Mizzell on November 29, 2014 at 7:27 am

        Ha ha! Probably too young to explain how it’s such an amazing word?

        • Kate on December 5, 2014 at 9:14 am

          I’ll hold off on that one!

  2. Nina on November 19, 2014 at 5:41 pm


    • Kate on November 20, 2014 at 4:00 pm

      Thanks, Nina! And when I’m done I can catch up on your blog!

  3. Joy on November 19, 2014 at 9:46 pm

    Go, Kate, go!

    • Kate on November 20, 2014 at 3:59 pm

      Thanks, Joy!

  4. Erin on November 20, 2014 at 6:25 am

    You go!

    • Kate on November 20, 2014 at 4:00 pm

      Thanks, Erin! And how is it going with your memoir? I’ve been thinking about you!!

  5. Sarah on November 20, 2014 at 11:19 am

    Woo!!!!! You can do it!

    • Kate on November 20, 2014 at 4:01 pm

      Thanks, Sarah!! It’s getting close, but boy am I exhausted!