I know a lot of bloggers say, “I wish I were sitting down with you over coffee,” but I don’t like coffee. I don’t really like tea either. But saying, “I wish I were sitting down with you over water,” or “over apple juice,” doesn’t sound very sophisticated of me (and neither does sitting down over a big bowl of macaroni and cheese, which would be my next choice).

I started this blog after completing a 2-year correspondence writing course, and I’m currently writing a series called “Birth Plans.” Pregnancy, childbirth and miscarriage can have a lot of ups and downs, and I’ve changed a lot through them. Maybe you can relate? Check out the series here.

One of my first publications was an article in Susie magazine, titled, “How to Buy Clothes You’ll Still Like Tomorrow.” That was pretty exciting for me, since Susie Shellenberger (the creator), was the former editor of Brio, a magazine I read for many years growing up (view publications here).

I was homeschooled along with my two sisters, and went to college to study music theory and applied music. David was a senior pastor when we married, so I became “the pastor’s wife” at age nineteen! He diligently led a church for seven years, and I played on the worship team (I have a free video series teaching people how to play worship songs on the keyboard. Check it out here.)

We’ve now been married 13 years and have 3 kids. We are often sleep-deprived, but love being a family and spending time together.

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