for your weekend

Some days you have to slow it all down to a halt, spend two hours on the sofa with a book and a couple of companions – be they children, animals, friends, or all three. May today be that kind of day for you, where you remember who you are and who sits with you. May together be a gift. Enjoy your weekend, friends.

Here We Are Again by Sarah Bessey – Because she writes on mothering her newest baby, number four. And this is my favorite piece on the Internet this week.

Words and Sharing by Shannan Martin – Because she says writing her book is “like waking up line by line” and I know what she means and nodded my head all the way through.

The Masterpiece Mom Podcast by Anne-Renee Gumley and Amanda Bacon – Because I feel honored to join my two favorite Alaskan moms for their podcast this week. We talked about family, writing, my next book, and crazy road trips.

Brave on the Road by Annie Downs – Because its fun to see behind-the-scenes and she brought a camera along on a speaking event to share what it’s like.

2015 Reader Survey – Because you kind of know me but I want to know you, so this is your last call to weigh in. The survey will close at 9 pm EST tonight. Thank you to those of you who have responded!