Use Your Words – A Writing Guide for Mothers. ~Book Review

I am a mother, and I am also a writer. Writing has gotten me through several tough times in my life. I feel like writing is the one way that I can really express all of my feelings.  Because of how I feel about writing, I was very thrilled to be able to review the book Use Your Words – A Writing Guide for Mothers, by Kate Hopper. 

The book was written by a mother who was searching for a way to express her feelings about motherhood and how it changed her forever; as well as tell the story of her daughter being in the NICU.  After reading the introduction I was drawn in immediately. I had a daughter that was in the NICU and eventually passed away – and writing on my blog was the only way to get news out to everyone fast, as well as express my feelings.

Each chapter of the book focuses on a different aspect of writing – character, voice, structure, and so on.

There are readings, writing instructions, and writing exercises in each chapter that are intended to be a jumping-off point for your own writing. This book gives moms what they need to know in order to write about their children and all the memorable moments. Any mother will be able to call herself a writer by the final page.

Interested in reading more about this wonderful book?  Check it out on the author’s site here:  Kate Hopper



I would highly recommend this book as a gift to new mothers this holiday season. Even if someone is not an aspiring writer, this book will give them inspiration to write down memories in a way their children will cherish forever.  I think any mother would appreciate a gift that has a memorable and lasting impression like this book does.


Written by Nicole.  Read more about Nicole’s story and how she supports others with children in the NICU by going here: Neveah’s Rainbow Project


Disclosure:  The Mommy Bunch received a free product to facilitate this review, however, all opinions are strictly our own.

Nicole O.

I am a wife, mom to two small children, and work full-time as a communications coordinator for a global engineering firm. I am also going back to school part time to finish my Bachelor’s degree. Yeah, sometimes I feel like Wonder Woman juggling it all!

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13 thoughts on “Use Your Words – A Writing Guide for Mothers. ~Book Review

  • October 12, 2012 at 10:10 am
    I loe this idea! When my kids were babies I started writing a journal to each of them. I write less now than I used to, but I still try to jot a few notes every few months. Reply
  • October 12, 2012 at 10:38 am
    This would be a great read, thanks. I am going to check it out! Reply
  • October 12, 2012 at 11:00 am
    Sorry to hear about your child, as well.. sometimes we all need somewhere to express out feelings. Thanks for the review. Dawn Reply
    • October 12, 2012 at 11:26 am
      Thank you Dawn. Reply
  • October 12, 2012 at 7:53 pm
    That seems like a really neat book. I'll have to look into it. I'm always looking for pointers. Reply
  • October 12, 2012 at 10:49 pm
    Cool idea and nice book =) I like to read some parenting books at times Reply
  • October 16, 2012 at 1:06 pm
    Dear Nicole, I read a little of your heartbreaking story of Neveah's short life, and I'm so sorry for your loss. Thank you for your kind words about Use Your Words. I am touched and honored! Thank you! Warmly, Kate Reply

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