I know that I've been popping in and out this summer. It's been a very challenging year for us, and we are going through some difficult things right now. As I try to parent through the darkness, I realize, more than ever, the significant impact that adoption can have on our children. We adopted all… Continue reading The Side Effects of Adoption
School is out. The pool is calling. And it's time to break out your summer reading material! Add to that pile The Accidental Guardian by Mary Connealy--her first book in the High Sierra Sweethearts series. Connealy takes her readers back to the Wild West, a time when most of America was still untamed, and the law… Continue reading The Accidental Guardian Book Review
In case you missed it, May is National Foster Care Awareness Month. With over 400,000 children currently in the foster care system in the U.S., there is definitely something that needs to be done to help these children! I had the wonderful opportunity to guest post on Dalyn Weller's TshirtandJeans Blog today. Check out what… Continue reading Guest Post: Katie Cruice Smith, Author
Today is my birthday! It's my favorite day of the year!=) So to celebrate, I want to give YOU, my faithful readers, a gift. From now until Sunday, my publisher and I are offering my book on sale for just $14.00 (since it's May 14th)! With every book purchased, you will be entered to win… Continue reading Happy Birthday to You!
Over 10 years ago, I became a mother. The moment they handed me the baby and gave us our marching orders from the hospital, fear and anxiety took over my heart. What was I doing taking this baby home with me?! Didn't they know I had no experience whatsoever?! The first night was the hardest. We… Continue reading To All the Women Who Want to Be Mom
The day is finally here--opening day. My seven-year-old son eagerly pulls on his baseball pants, team jersey, and baseball hat, and then gathers his bat, glove, and helmet. He's anticipating the first game of the season. "I am a professional," he brags to one of his new teammates. "I've been playing for five years!" It's… Continue reading Keep Your Eye on the Prize
Summary In Places Hidden by Tracie Peterson, step back in time to San Francisco in the early 1900s. Camrianne Coulter's brother is missing, and her family has sent her on a mission to find him. On her journey, she meets two other ladies, who have missions of their own. Deciding to help each other, the… Continue reading In Places Hidden: A Book Review