Happy First, Miles Dietrich! / Grateful and Rejoicing

A year ago (almost to the minute as I write this), I walked into the labor and delivery floor at OSF St. Francis in Peoria. A couple hours away from home, back in the hospital where Clive was delivered.  We felt more assured that the connected Children’s Hospital would be able to handle any unexpected … Continue reading Happy First, Miles Dietrich! / Grateful and Rejoicing

Guided Prayer Guide – Free Printable

Last month I felt a pull towards having a more focused prayer time.  Perhaps it’s a lack of sleep or a brain that quickly jumps from thought to thought (often landing in the realm of to-do’s), but I knew I needed something that would help me stay focused.  I found some wonderful resources of prayer … Continue reading Guided Prayer Guide – Free Printable

Dear NICU Mama

Dear NICU mama, I see your tired eyes turning to look at the monitors.  What does that beeping mean? You’re overwhelmed with information, but you’re learning more quickly than you ever have.  Medical terms are becoming normal in your daily vocabulary as you’re initiated into NICU life. Your legs might be swollen from standing vigil … Continue reading Dear NICU Mama

Write and Organize Your First Book | Writing and Publishing 101

This article might be best titled “A Novice Writer’s Tips for Getting Started with Writing.”  My experience is admittedly limited.  I taught kindergarten, not advanced composition.  But, I learned a quite a bit in the journey of writing my first book and I’m happy to share. We don’t have to be experts to move forward … Continue reading Write and Organize Your First Book | Writing and Publishing 101