A Boy Named Love, available in paperback and hardcover on

A Boy Named Love, my first children’s book, the first published book accredited to me, is now available. NOW AVAILABLE. It’s listed on Amazon. Just like John Grisham’s books and Jen Hatmaker’s books and Liane Moriarty’s books. Amazon! I’m excited and relieved, but mostly just grateful for all of the support. I can’t wait to […]

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Well. We are making progress, you guys. Slowly but surely my first children’s book, A Boy Named Love, is becoming a reality. I sent a detailed update to all of the Kickstarter backers last week with all the nitty gritty, including a couple illustration sneak peeks and a look into the process of working with […]

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Yes Please by Amy Poehler You know how sometimes you just keep passing on a specific book, even though it’s on your list and you definitely do want to read it eventually? You finish one book and then, when deciding what’s next, you look at it and just say ehh maybe later? Yeah. Well. Why […]

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Happy Monday, friendlies. Good weekend? Ours was good; laid back and borderline lazy. Hubs was in the southeast corner of Missouri with friends, doing country bumpkin type things, so the girls and I brunched and declared big bowls of popcorn as acceptable dinners and spent hours lounging in the backyard. I stayed up way too […]

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A friend once told me that what readers really want to read from writers is the real stuff. The real life. — I read Carry On, Warrior by Glennon Doyle Melton a couple months ago, recommended it to my sister-in-law, and then said YES! when she realized that Glennon had an event in Des Moines […]

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Guess who’s gonna launch a Kickstarter campaign to help get her children’s book off the ground? I’ll give you three guesses. :) — I’ve never published a children’s book before. I know very little about Kickstarter other than some cool people have done some cool things with it. I’ve never created a video before that […]



Last week the girls and I went to Costco. Wasn’t that a great story? Ha! You’re welcome. Ahem. After we sort of not really ignored the deliciousness in the front aisles like the chocolatey granola bars and the sea salt pita chips and those dark chocolate covered acai berries that taste like heaven, and after […]

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This is gonna be fun! Here we go, a few gift ideas for those in your life that are… Book Geeks: Kindle PaperwhiteDude, the price tag on this thing is ridiculous at only $119, and with CNN’s stamp of “the best e-reader ever” you know you can’t go wrong. The no-glare, the lightness, the multiple-week […]

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