A New Chapter

You might have noticed I haven’t been around for a while. That’s the thing about seasons of life — they’re always changing, and when the tectonic plates of life shift, some things fall through the cracks. I had a lot of cracks open up last year. Having a third baby is no joke, and becoming pregnant with Baby #4 nine months later really opened the gaps between what I wanted to do and what I actually did. Around last April, just after my book was released and just as my… Read More

Sweet Is the Work Blog Tour

It’s my birthday week! What better way to celebrate than with a blog tour? “Sweet Is the Work” has made its way to some great book reviewers who are posting about it all this week. About half of the posts are already up with more to come. You can find links to the posts/blogs below. Happy birthday to me! March 27th Heidi Reads… March 28th My Book a Day Bloggin’ ‘Bout Books March 29th LDS Writer Mom Sweetly Made March 30th Bookworm Lisa LDS and Lovin’ It The Things I… Read More

Rejoicing in Ambiguity and Other Lofty Goals

The university newspaper of which I was once editor-in-chief — the BYU-Idaho Scroll — called me for an interview a couple weeks ago. It’s strange being on the answering side of those interviews. I’m more comfortable being the one asking the questions, taking the notes, telling the story. The role reversal had me slightly on edge. Kaisey (pronounced “Kay-see,” in case you’re wondering like I was) did a great job with the article. You can read it here. But one of her best questions didn’t make its way into the article: “What… Read More

The scripture that changed me when I turned it around

It was the end of 2016, and I was preparing my New Year’s resolutions. It wasn’t going well. It could have been because the post-baby blues were hitting me hardest right then. It could have been the discouragement I felt in my new, post-third baby body, which I still loved but that didn’t feel like mine. It might have just been that I was smack in the middle of the first real, snowy winter I’d experienced in four years. But whatever the reason, motivation was running low. And then a thought… Read More

A Book for Game Changers

Good news: “Sweet Is the Work” is now available for preorder! You can buy it right here. If you buy now, you’ll get it as soon as it ships. More good news: I’ll be chatting about it on my Facebook page Feb. 15. Can’t wait! Now that everything is out in the open, I can tell you everything about how this little book of mine came to be. It’s a pretty good story, I think, and one that I like telling. American novelist Toni Morrison said “If there’s a book that you… Read More