Out of the Mouths of Babes


Out of the Mouths of Babes is an online Gallery of Voices that curates writing from inside real women’s experiences. In particular, the region of experience that has been relegated to silence for generations: Motherhood.

What is not curated here: the ten best ways to get your kid to eat broccoli, vintage kitchens, or products to make mothering so much cuter or more gadget-y. Here you will find blog posts, poems, and essays by women exploring what it means to have creative yearnings while also having families.

The writing here explores the question, How can women do the creative work they feel called to do in the world, if that work happens alongside motherhood? What becomes of the late-night longing to create and express amidst the challenges of raising responsible, capable human beings?

Update for 2020: This lush neighborhood of insight is retired.

If you’d like to order a copy of An Anthology of Babes: 36 Women Give Motherhood a Voice, email me here. I’ll get a copy off to you pronto!

Many thanks to all the writers who contributed to this blog series!



“You are tapping into an old, powerful font of wisdom in women’s voices—especially the voices of mothers—and I have a feeling it’s going to take you to places you never imagined you’d go! THANK YOU for all you’re doing to strengthen women’s voices in the world.”

– Jennifer Browdy, Ph.D., founder of the Berkshire Festival of Women Writers