four years


All week I’ve been thinking that today, January 28th, was the anniversary of the day I started this blog, but just now I realized it was actually January 20th. So this post is a week late, but I’m celebrating the 4th anniversary of my blog today anyway.

I began this blog to create to a place where writing by women about motherhood would be taken seriously as literature. I wanted to promote the wonderful books and essays and poems being written by writers who are also mothers. And I wanted a place to talk about craft and teaching and the hectic nature of mothering and living and trying to get words on the page.

And I’ll admit to anyone who asks (and even those who don’t) that starting Mother Words has been one of the most satisfying things I’ve ever done. I’m now part of a huge virtual community and I’ve connected with writers I never would have known if it weren’t for this blog. My small, often lonely writer’s world has expanded beyond what I imagined was possible. And I’ve made friends, close friends, who live across the globe.

I’m so grateful for all of you, for your words and stories, for your wonderful writing and encouraging words. Thank you for being out there, reading and commenting and writing and living. Today I’m celebrating you!


  1. Congratulations, Kate! What a milestone….

  2. Four years! Congratulations to you, Kate! And you deserve a huge pat on the back (and much more than that, of course)for doing something so important. Thank you for giving voice to the many mother writers out there and for making an effort to change the way motherhood literature is viewed. You've done so much for just me in the last year alone. Thank you for touching so many lives!

  3. Oops, I had meant to sign that as "Cecilia."

  4. Happy blogaversary! You were one of the first blogs that I came to daily, and I continue to do so — thank you for all the inspirational posts!

  5. I echo the congrats, and well wishes. Here's to another four, and lots of great words about writing and living and motherhood and all else!

  6. I so glad you decided to jump into the blogging world four years ago! 🙂

  7. Happy Blogaversary! Congratulations on the four years and the wonderful community of mother writers you have gathered here.

  8. Congratulations! Please keep writing. I love your blog!

  9. i am happy you're here! congrats on the longevity!

    yes, the writing/mothering life can be very isolating but for the blogs like yours

  10. Congratulations! Here's to many more to come.

  11. as always, your blog is a pleasure to read for those of us who AREN'T mothers but are daughters, aunts, and friends of mothers. sure am glad you're doing what you're doing.

  12. Happy Birthday to one of my absolute favourite blogs, from one of your international readers! xxoxx

  13. Yay, Kate! Viva Mother Words! Your wonderful blog and awesome teaching have been a gift to this mama writer.

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