Thursday, May 28, 2015

Choosing Home

About a month ago I was invited by my friend Kerry to contribute a piece to an eBook she and her friend Rachel had decided to put together about women who choose to be stay-at-home mothers. I was so very honored to be have been asked, and I spent a good long while pondering what it is I would write. Initially, I was a wee bit worried as I wasn't sure there was much of a story there for me to share. You see, I have always wanted to be a stay-at-home mama and I worried that one short sentence wasn't going to make for such interesting reading! So, after days of thinking about it I sat down and began writing. The words started flowing almost immediately and it wasn't long before I had filled three pages. After a  little editing and tightening up I finally had a piece that I felt would be worthy of this incredible project. I sent it off to Kerry feeling very much like I did back in my school days when I was turning in a paper I had worked really hard on. Would she and Rachel like it? Would it be too much? Too little? Should I have written more? Less? Was it what they were looking for? My fears were put to rest when I received an email back from Kerry proclaiming how much she loved my piece and how she was so grateful to have my voice a part of this book! And so, my friends, I give to you Choosing Home: 20 Mothers Celebrate Staying Home, Raising Children and Changing the World ! It's a truly incredible collection of stories and one that I hope you all will download, read and enjoy. 

Thank you, Kerry, for asking me to be part of such a special project as this. It is an honor, an experience and a moment I shall carry with me always. xo


  1. Congratulations Shel, how wonderful to be a part of this project. xo

    1. Thanks, Kim! It is truly such an honor to be part of it! xo

  2. I've really enjoyed reading this book- and it's fantastic that you were able to be a part of it!