Writing and Speaking

I wear many hats—Principal, Teacher, Leader, Mom, Partner, Friend—but my true passion lies in the power of words. As a writer, I strive to create dynamic and engaging content that resonates with readers, sparks conversations, and leaves a lasting impact.

In the blank page of my journal or sitting at my laptop, I find solace and purpose. It’s where I weave together the threads of my experiences, aspirations, and insights, painting a vivid tapestry that connects hearts and minds. Whether sharing personal narratives and the real struggles I face each day, thoughts on parenting, leading and learning or practical advice as I walk the path of life with you, I aim to inspire, educate, and empower others.

My journey as a writer has been influenced by my love for family, personal and professional growth, and the joys found in small moments. I believe that by capturing these intimate and relatable experiences on the page, we can create a shared sense of understanding and a space for authentic connections. It’s my hope that my words will serve as a guiding light, reminding all who read them that amidst life’s challenges, there is beauty, hope, and limitless possibilities.

My book, 45 Days of Courage was a compilation of my first major writing project which I undertook for my 45th birthday. While definitely rustic and raw, writing and publishing that book solidified for me that writing is the thing that helps me connect my heart with my head, and my head with my body.

Now, I am working on a new book. While still in its early stages, this book stems from a conversation I had with my daughter about how many good and interesting people there are in the world. If we just find the courage to step out and meet them, we can learn so much about each other and ourselves.

But my passion doesn’t end with the written word. As a person who has walked the challenging road of adoption and parenting children navigating Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD), I love to support parents as they advocate for their children to have what they need to be successful. In sharing our stories of how our family navigated this often-misunderstood condition, sharing personal anecdotes, practical strategies, and heartfelt stories, I aim to provide support, guidance, and encouragement to fellow parents navigating similar journeys while also increasing awareness and understanding within the broader community.

Another topic close to my heart is my adoption journey. Whether with a small group of hopeful parents or with families struggling to find their way, I hope to inspire others to consider adoption as a beautiful way to create a family. I believe in the power of love, resilience, and the transformative impact that adoption can have on both children and parents. Through offering support or speaking to groups, I seek to offer insights, answer questions, and provide a space for dialogue and reflection.

As a writer and speaker, my goal is to leave a positive and lasting impact on those who encounter my work. I want to ignite conversations, challenge perspectives, and empower individuals to embrace the fullness of their lives. Together, we can navigate the difficult days, celebrate the good ones, and find strength in our shared experiences.

So, whether you’re here to read my words or hear me speak, I invite you to join me on this journey of growth, inspiration, and discovery. Let’s connect, let’s learn from each other, and let’s create a world where our stories and voices can make a difference.

Thank you for being a part of my journey. I can’t wait to share my stories and insights with you, and to learn from yours as well.

With gratitude and excitement,


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