Today seems like a good day to fly.
So, let me introduce to you, What If They Fly? Raising Creative Kids to Believe They Can Soar. This has been a labor of love like no other creative work I've unleashed. I am so excited to share this with you, and as usual, it comes with all the emotions that accompany every release day: joy, exhaustion, anticipation, self-doubt, hope, and relief. Mostly, I'm just happy to finally be able to get it into your hands.
In this book, I've shared a glimpse into our family's life, but there is much more than a gushy mom in these pages. I've worked with kids and parents for years in a variety of capacities so I'm sharing some thoughts from those experiences as well. And, I have some incredibly wise and talented friends who contributed so much to the book. I hope it encourages you, and any kid in your life, to dream, work hard, enjoy the moments, and to recognize the incredible gift of creativity. This is a book for parents, grandparents, teachers, mentors, coaches, and anyone who influences the life of a child. It is also a book to help anyone, regardless of age, rediscover their creative self.
I am over the moon that I was able to enlist the help of two of my kids as well. My oldest son, Hunter, wrote the foreword, and my daughter, Hannah, did the illustrations. I mean, come on. How fun is that?
Writing this work has been incredibly rewarding. I've been able to walk down memory lane a bit in the process, and for the most part, it has been a joy. It's been challenging, too, as I've had to face down the memories of all the moments I completely did a nose dive in my parenting. Lots of crashes and burns for this mom. Thank God for grace. And therapy.
You can find the book on Amazon. Here's a link to WHAT IF THEY FLY?
I'm also releasing three songs that accompany the book and you can find two of them available now. Here are the links to the youtube videos:
WHAT IF YOU FLY?
LEARNING TO LAND
Happy reading, listening, and FLYING! And thank you for your support and encouragement. I appreciate all of you who take the time to stop here and sit with me awhile.