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Archive for July, 2013

Join the Sun Shine Down Book Launch Team

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Join the Sun Shine Down Book Launch Team Friends. Are you on Facebook? Do you blog? Do you tweet? I need your help. This fall, my first book, Sun Shine Down, is being released. Here’s a blurb about it: What if? What if you dreamed of having a beautiful child, and in your mind you saw the life you’d share with that child. First steps, little league (or ballet). Maybe the child would play piano or make you proud on the Honor Roll. There’d be…

A special needs parent’s response to “I don’t know how you do it.”

A special needs parent’s response to “I don’t know how you do it.” “I don’t know how you do it.” Special needs parents, raise your hand if this a sentiment you hear often. I hear it a lot. And I make a charming joke, “Not very well, that’s how I do it.” Small, calculated chuckles abound for five seconds making my conversation partner and I both feel good. But then the laughter dies, and I look away. I don’t think the other person believes me…

The big cover reveal for “Sun Shine Down”

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The big cover reveal for “Sun Shine Down” Somebody pinch me. If you’d like to follow my publishing journey and get updates, check out my author page on Facebook. Thanks!

When Moms Drink Too Much, a guest post by Heather Kopp & a book giveaway

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It is a huge honor to welcome Heather Kopp, author of Sober Mercies: How Love Caught Up with a Christian Drunk (published in May,2013 with Jericho books) to the blog today. I’ve read Heather’s book twice, and plan on reading it again. I’m thrilled that Heather is guest posting here today, and guess what? She’s giving away a copy of her book to one lucky person who leaves a comment (find out details at the end of this post).  I appreciate honest narratives. People like…

This is what I do sometimes when I am supposed to be writing …

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That’s OK, though, because this picture is AWESOME!