It’s one year today, since my book, Surprised by Motherhood: Everything I Never Expected About Being a Mom was released! Yes, it came out on April Fool’s Day because OF COURSE.

It’s like my book baby is now a toddler. 


And since I learned from last week’s blog survey that about half of you haven’t read/met my book baby yet, I thought I’d offer to make the introduction.

If you buy the book on (or any time after) its one year anniversary, I’d love to send you a FREE 4 week Mom’s Planning Calendar.

Hand painted by Annie Barnett each week is a one-of-a-kind design just for my readers!

Each week comes with it’s own inspirational quote and Scripture and space to jot down to-dos, activities as well as reminders for mom to rest!

For example, this quote always makes me smile:

“In Christ all things hold together” – and that includes the laundry. Colossians 1:17.

Surprised by Motherhood Mom's Printable Weekly Calendar

Surprised by Motherhood is not a “How To” book – it’s a “Me Too” story. 

You can read what other moms had to say about it over here.



And it’s easy to get your copy of the 4 Week Mom’s Planning Calendar:

1. Just purchase a copy of Surprised by Motherhood at any of your favorite retailers (mine is Amazon over here).

2. CLICK HERE (very important step) to enter your receipt number.

3. We’ll send you the link to download the one-of-a-kind, 4-week calendar.

I hope you are blessed and encouraged as you work your way through the week. May it remind you that you are significant, right where you are today. Between kids and dishes, car pool and cubicles. You are mighty, because you mother.

Motherhood is my super power. And “I can do everything (even bedtime) through Him who gives me strength.” ~Philippians 4:13.

And if you already bought the book – thank YOU! And now might be a good time to buy a copy to encourage another mother in time for Mother’s Day, eh?