parenting

A mom with a dream (who is now a magazine publisher!)

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My friend Lisa Thibodeau says she’s just a mom with a dream, but I think she’s so much more than that! She recently joined me on Part-Time Author Podcast and shared her story of how she made her dream come true and started her own magazine. Take a minute to listen to Episode 14 here https://bit.ly/15gV5AE; I know you’ll […] Read more…

Free monthly newsletter and a way to get your story published!

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Hi everyone, If you’re subscribed to my blog and getting these updates in your reader–email, google or otherwise–I first want to say thanks. I truly appreciate you reading! (And if you’re not subscribed, you can do that here.) I also want to update you on a couple of quick things: I just sent out my […] Read more…

Over at The Mom Initiative today talking about teaching our kids to pray…

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One night after I had already tucked the kids into bed, my daughter came back downstairs to get a glass of water. She filled her glass then walked over to me and gave me a hug. She held on for a little while. And before she let go, she whispered, “Dear Lord, Thank you for […] Read more…

On reaching out (and how one woman’s comment at Starbucks impacted me)…

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Just a short video in case you’re wondering if all the effort is worth it, or if you have a friend who might be feeling that way. (It’s also for you if you have picky eaters at home. You’ll understand what I mean when you watch it). I hope you’re encouraged today! Hugs, Genny If […] Read more…

An update on Finding Mommy Bliss

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In case you didn’t see my blog post a while ago, I wanted to share with you that I got a book contract from Hallway Publishing over the summer and they plan to release Finding Mommy Bliss in hardcover in May, 2014–just before Mother’s Day. I’m really excited about the timing and will be forming a book launch team a few months […] Read more…

5 Ways to Become a More Grateful Mom

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I’m over at The Mom Initiative today talking about being grateful (not always easy in the middle of busy schedules and all that comes with motherhood, and life!). The truth is, I wish I was more grateful, more of the time. But the good news is, there is grace. Stop on by The Mom Initiative […] Read more…

Love, loss, and hope…

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Hi everyone, I hope you are doing well and having a great end-of-summer! It’s hard to believe that my kids go back to school in just a couple weeks. Spending July focusing on them and family has been wonderful, and it feels bittersweet that things are winding down. I’m still in a state of disbelief […] Read more…