Daring to dream

Like many high school graduates, Penelope Kildare is confronted with planning for her future. Unlike most of her peers, Penelope has Down Syndrome. Sweet and stubborn, Penelope has grown up challenging stereotypes but when she applies for college, she finds opposition lies closer to home than she ever imagined. https://read.amazon.ca/kp/embed?asin=B09QZ9987H&preview=newtab&linkCode=kpe&ref_=cm_sw_r_kb_dp_VHKNDERV75HT6M7HGZY5

Homeschool book news!

Although we are currently packing and moving, I have also found time for a new project. Part devotional, part anecdotal with some fresh ideas thrown in, this book is designed to encourage homeschooling parents. Deciding to teach your children at home is life changing for the entire family. I will address topics such as creating…… Continue reading Homeschool book news!

Penelope, dream chaser

What do you do when the people closest to you don’t believe in your dreams? You pursue them anyway! Penelope loves flowers. When she posts about enrolling in a horticulture program, her first obstacle is the trolls who flood her website with cruel comments. But her heart is broken when she discovers that there are…… Continue reading Penelope, dream chaser

More alike than different

Penelope: A Companion Book to the Forged in Flames Series has arrived and I am excited to share this story because I feel this so deeply: we are more alike than different. We may not all have Down syndrome like Penelope but we all know how it feels to struggle to fit in, to be…… Continue reading More alike than different

Penelope’s Story

I wrote Penelope at a very dark time in my life with the hope of being lifted out of the sadness by a bright, compelling character. It worked. As Penelope came to life, I was able to see glimmers of days without despair. Now that the story is complete, I hope that it brings that…… Continue reading Penelope’s Story

Finding peace on the road

We found ourselves on the road this past week. It was a long trip and I found my mind wandering often to the topic of peace. It was everywhere. From things I was reading to podcasts to snippets of songs popping into my head, the topic was always peace and I figured God was trying…… Continue reading Finding peace on the road

An indomitable spirit

“Some people when they have taken too much and have been driven beyond the point of endurance, simply crumble and give up. There are others, though they are not many, who will for some reason always be unconquerable. You meet them in time of war and also in time of peace. They have an indomitable…… Continue reading An indomitable spirit

Back-to-school daze

Remember when back to school meant shopping for supplies, buying new clothes and seeing friends you had missed all summer? This year, our kids are facing a very different kind of back to school season. No matter what it looks like, let’s not forget to celebrate! Take those awkward back to school pictures, buy the…… Continue reading Back-to-school daze