This is it, dear friends and family and readers. My Storied Year will hit the shelves and people’s doorsteps and Kindles on TUESDAY, and I can’t even believe it’s here. Some fun things that have been happening: Advanced copies of My Storied Year went out a few weeks ago, and readers have been sharing it… Continue reading My Storied Year LAUNCHES in TWO Days!
Okay, I get it, feel free to roll your eyes at me. I’ve been homeschooling for an entire two weeks, who am I to have some lessons already? There are a million homeschool parents out there with way better blogs and posts and no, I will not be turning this blog into a homeschooling one.… Continue reading 10 Lessons from Homeschool, Two Weeks In
First of all, I just want to say a huge THANK YOU to everyone who commented, messaged, and shared the news about my upcoming book this week! I feel so loved, and I cannot wait for the book to be in your hands. If you missed my big announcement, here it is! AND- My Storied… Continue reading My Path to Publishing
✨ Here it is!!!! ✨ So excited to finally show you the cover of My Storied Year (I love it so much!!!) and tell you a little more about it!! It tells the story of Dragon Stewart, 7th grader, who works hard every day to avoid bullies and his own weird sister at school. But… Continue reading Cover Release and ARC Application!!
I have an amazing online writing group. There are four of us: strong women and mothers and writers and dreamers. We come from all over the world—our words travel thousands of miles each week to be read, cared for, gently critiqued, questioned, edited, and encouraged. These women are single-handedly keeping my writing life alive through… Continue reading Rain
I’ve tried to start this post a million times in a million different ways, and I just can’t seem to land on how to write about this, but here goes. My oldest starts kindergarten next week, and with that comes a whole lot of feelings. Mostly excitement for her, maybe a few nerves: my girl… Continue reading On the Joy of New Beginnings (and Sending our Baby to Kindergarten!)
Last night at church, our pastor started off his Father's Day weekend sermon with, "If you want to get a really interesting conversation going with a group of people, just ask them to tell you about their relationships with their dads." Moms have a lot of societal pressure to be the "perfect Pinterest" moms, doing… Continue reading For Daddy
If you’re just joining me, go back and read part 1 here and part 2 here. Relearn Where I am now is that I’ve boiled down my issue with my faith not to Jesus Himself, but to the greater issues within The Church. And the biggest problem I have is this: who are we to say… Continue reading On Faith, Part 3: The Relearning
If you missed Part 1- click here to read first! Unlearn Fast forward: After college, I married the cutest, sweetest boy on a Saturday afternoon in the exact red-carpeted, stained-glass church in which we had gotten to know each other. Our former youth pastor performed the ceremony and everyone thought we were a little crazy… Continue reading On Faith, Part 2: The Unlearning
The hard part about growing up is that the truths you’ve always held close begin to unravel a bit. I think this is why nostalgia is such a powerful feeling; we long for the days when things were simpler, when we didn’t have to worry about a mortgage or about how many grams of sugar… Continue reading On Faith, Part 1: The Learning