The Art of Grieving

The following piece I wrote ages ago, it is currently being considered for publication – but I wanted to share it here anyway!   Loss is never planned, it just comes upon you – and when it does you have to keep moving otherwise you drown in sorrow. This excerpt above comes from my book¬†Placing…

Binti

Hello! Recently I was contacted by the founder of Binti, an amazing organization that does really cool things like connecting birthmothers and adoptive parents and providing adoption loans. It’s a really great resource for expectant mothers who are considering adoption, or for singles or couples who are hoping to adopt. I was invited for an…

To The Woman Who Adopted My Baby

A few months ago I did a guest blog post for America Adopts and I wanted to share it here. Maybe you know someone who has adopted that can be encouraged by this. To The Woman Who Adopted My Baby, Not every woman is as brave as you. You had the courage to put your…

The Spiders that want to make their Home in your House

I look outside my bedroom window and I notice the trees are turning a vibrant shade of red. It’s that time of year where the seasons are in transition. It doesn’t quite feel like yet autumn yet; although the calendar may tell me differently. The weather is getting cooler in the evening but the days…

My Adoption Story: Part V

You might want to check out the other parts of my story before starting here ūüôā Part I Part II Part III Part IV Once I had the little detail of who was going to raise my baby sorted, I didn’t have much left to do, other than grow a child and try to maintain…

Ciao!

Can I just say . . . I am really blessed. A week ago I was sitting on a beach on the Amalfi Coast of Italy. And a week before that there wasn’t even a holiday planned. God sometimes likes to surprise us. And when it comes in the form of a trip to my…

Building on Normal

Hi there! It’s been a while. Life has been a whirlwind of busyness. For the last three weeks I’ve been stuck on an animal showground site in Somerset, a beautiful landscape in the English countryside. I was there for work. On my last trip to America, I had some people ask me if I worked…

5 Things I Learned About Self Publishing

Putting my book,¬†Placing Bets, out there has been quite the learning experience. Before this year I’d never even thought about what it would take to be a published author. I had no idea what I was doing, essentially I was starting from scratch. Countless hours went into researching what approach would be best – do…

A Crime Worse than Cannabalism

*This is a highly sensitive topic.¬†Please know that if you are reading this as someone who has gone through the route of abortion, know that you are not judged here. You are not looked down upon.* **I usually don’t¬†cover such controversial topics, but I wrote about redefining pro-choice ages ago, and¬†was never sure¬†when it¬†would come…

Random Stuff You can Do To Bring in Income

Being that we are a young family on a modest income, I’m always looking for creative ways to pull in a bit of extra money. It helps when things are tight. We have a strict budget that doesn’t leave much room for things outside of the necessities, however, we don’t like to miss out on…

I want you to have my book for free!

I believe in giving. To celebrate my country’s Independence Day I am giving away my book for free. You can download a free copy of the ebook version from Amazon Kindle by¬†clicking here.

My Adoption Story: More news about Placing Bets

A lot of people have asked about a print copy of my book, and I am happy to announce that a paper version if now available on Amazon. ¬†You can get a copy¬†by clicking here. Click below for my video about Placing Bets! If you like the video and if you want to see more…