I'm excited to be pitching several of my picture book manuscripts today in the Twitter author pitch party, #PBPitch! If you visit me over there at @SavannahHNN, leave an encouraging comment under the pitches you like but save the ❤s for agents and editors. Thanks!…………Bitsy spider, piggy toes,patty cake and kiss my nose.You hold me … Continue reading It’s Picture Book Pitch Party Time!
My daily walkie-talkie streak nearly came to a halt Tuesday when my first cancellation happened in the morning. (Yes, I'm behind on my posts.) Thankfully, my fabulous neighbor and homeschooling friend Tonya Risser saved the day! We ended up going out after 8:30 pm, and wow, was the 65-degree temperature divine! We walked for two … Continue reading Walk Day #9, Tonya
I want to be like Pauline Gross when I grow up. (My Mom always said things like that. It makes me smile.) Pauline makes everyone feel welcome at Discovery Pointe Church. She puts together the church directory, coordinates the greeter team, hosts a fun small group with her husband Eriks, serves on missions trips, and … Continue reading Walk Day #8, Pauline
Yesterday we celebrated my youngest child's baptism. In our Christian church, it's a beautiful, symbolic way to proclaim your faith in the love, truth and hope of Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior. Renzo, age 9 1/2, was so excited to finally be "bappatized." He's been hounding me about it for at least a year … Continue reading A Day to Celebrate!
How do you let go emotionally of your precious childhood home? Especially when our home is a unique work of art that inspired both its hippie builder and my mom to write a book about it. It's so stunning that every friend that ever visited for the first time commented on it in awe. So … Continue reading It’s Tough Letting Go
This ceramic sugar jar was the one item in Mom's home I knew I'd want to keep when she passed away. October 14 last year, exactly one year ago, my mom died. It's been a tough year for sure. But do you know what makes everything better? A warm cup of hot tea with milk … Continue reading Tea with Mom
I don't know about you, but I'm kind of an "out of sight, out of mind" girl. It's easy for me to forget about all the great things that have happened or successes I've had, and start feeling unsure and down on myself. That makes it pretty tough to ever think I have interesting enough … Continue reading Things I’m Proud of
"You cannot do good if you're afraid of being attacked." - Dennis Prager in No Safe Spaces, suggesting that courage to speak up and be yourself is the first step to overcoming the attack on our First Amendment right to free speech. Our personal freedom, safety and society is at stake. It was a good … Continue reading Watched ‘No Safe Spaces’ tonight
(Challenge day three) Check out my new shirt! It's so perfect for me right now. The message is such an encouragement to me every time I pass my reflection. Finding my place in the world, my unique message, skills and passions, and figuring out what God has planned for me is a recurring theme lately. … Continue reading The World Needs You!
I was just thinking about a tragic story I read yesterday, in which a father and his daughter come home and realize Mom and siblings aren't yet back from the store. He gets a call from a neighbor about a wreck nearby... Drives there and finds it's his family, and his wife and two of … Continue reading Too Painful to Start?