Join the Launch Team For My New Book!

Guess what? I wrote you a book. Yes, really. It’s for you, your friends, your sisters, and any woman you know, especially if she ever gets discouraged by life. This woman who may be overworked, underpaid, and heartbroken. It’s even for the woman who sometimes questions God and doesn’t understand why certain things happen. Several years ago, when my family was going through a rough time, I learned that the most important part of my day is my quiet time with God. Cultivating that time has been essential to my life as a mother, a daughter, a friend, and a writer. My daily quiet time keeps me grounded amidst the chaos of the world around me.

Spiral and Squiggly: Living Intentionally When Life Isn’t Straight and Narrow is a 45-Day devotional that will enhance your personal and quiet time with the Lord. I hope that these quiet moments each day will do for you what they do for me…especially as I strive to live the life God had planned for me, rather than the one I’ve planned. Will you consider joining us in sharing the message?

Launch team members get one free electronic copy of the book and one free paperback copy of the book. You will also be invited to join our private Facebook community just for launch team members to share your own quiet time success stories.

The book officially launches on Sunday, May 13, 2018. I intentionally selected that date for two reasons: 1. It’s my 46th birthday, and 2. It’s Mother’s Day. Do I expect you to do anything specific related to the launch on Mother’s Day? Absolutely not. Mother’s Day is a day to celebrate yourself or the mothers in your lives. I’m launching the book that day because this is exactly how I choose to honor myself this year. I only ask that you participate in our Facebook community in the days leading up to the launch, share the book on social media a couple of times, and leave a review of the book on Amazon sometime during the week of May 14.

Oh, I almost forgot! If you have a blog and would like to participate in a blog tour about the book from May 14-May 18, that would be great too.

To join the launch team, complete the form below. The deadline to sign up is Sunday, March 11. Once your signup is complete, I’ll send you an email with further instructions on what comes next!

Tears of Sorrow, Tears of Joy: Struggles and Victories with Infertility



From Toni:

In 1997 I was diagnosed with Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS). I wan’t married at the time, but my doctor was quick to tell me that when I did get married,  if my husband and I decided to have children one day, we could run into some problems with infertility. I can’t really decribe the emotions that followed  other than to say it was all surreal. I knew that I wanted to have children, and being told so prematurely that it would be diffificult to conceive was difficult for me to hear.

Here’s a photo of me with newborn baby Tyra when she was about 3 weeks old in 2001.

I was one of the lucky ones.

My PCOS did not prevent me from having children, but for many women who live with the condition, it can. PCOS is definitely not the only cause of infertility, but it is one that can make women explore other child-bearing options. Heidi Hayes is the CEO of Donor Egg Bank USA and wrote this post about the egg donor process.

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Take Action Facts About the Egg Donor Process

Mother Nature doesn’t always cooperate when it comes to having a baby. Many couples struggle to conceive for various reasons. Sometimes infertility is caused by disease, an infection, endometriosis, or another reproductive issue. Fortunately, couples who may have had no hope just a few short years ago now have many different infertility options to explore.  Continue reading “Tears of Sorrow, Tears of Joy: Struggles and Victories with Infertility”

A Day in Her Shoes – Meet Jesse

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Jesse, aka Mama Bear, is a brand new first time mom navigating the exciting and terrifying world of motherhood. This journey is in partnership with Papa Bear, a little help from Boogie Bear (The family Pit mix), and a clowder of cats. Aside from being a very tired new mom, Mama Bear is also a full time Licensed Therapist, amateur photographer, and aspiring yogi. Read about her Mama Bear life on her blog or follow her on Facebook.

March is Women’s History Month. To celebrate the magic of all women and the variety of tasks we complete in a day, we are highlighting women from all over the world and their busy schedules. Meet Jesse and welcome to A Day in Her Shoes.  Continue reading “A Day in Her Shoes – Meet Jesse”