The sound of my own voice.


Remember when you were little and you used to play with the Record button on your cassette tape player? We even had one with a microphone that I would instinctively hold so close to my mouth that I always sounded like a drive-thru window worker. Didn’t your voice always sound weird? I remember thinking I didn’t sound like me at all. Funny how that works.

Well, today I got the privilege of hearing my own voice in a podcast. Same weird feeling as those cassette tapes long ago. Last week I spoke with Nick Galiete at The Good Word about my book, Covenant Motherhood. I was nervous and didn’t know what to expect, but luckily he was nice to me and didn’t ask me questions that made me look like an idiot … I think.

The whole interview is about 17 minutes long and I did get the chance to share some of my own experiences and my testimony about motherhood.

>>Click here to hear the interview.<<

To be entered in a giveaway and win a copy of Covenant Motherhood (that you can keep or give away for Mother’s Day), listen to the interview and answer this question in the comments here on the blog:  Why did I start blogging?  I’ll turn on comment moderation so I can edit out your answers before I post your comment publicly. I’ll announce the winner Monday morning. 🙂

So now I can add radio star to my resume. Sort of. Right up there with “meanest mom ever” (I get that one a lot.) Thanks, Nick. Enjoy the interview, friends.


Remember that time I gave you a free book?

It was only a couple days ago.  You should totally remember.

Cue my infomercial voice.

Wait. There’s more!

For way less than the price of signing up one of your kids for T-ball (which might cause you hours of painful observation), you can have this amazing book, which is guaranteed to give you hours of reading pleasure:

Okay, all joking aside, I’m excited to tell you about this book.  I feel a little sheepish because I’m one of the contributors and I’ve never been super comfortable with blatant self-promotion.  (Subtle self-promotion, yes.  But “Hey! Look at me! Look at me!,” not really.)  It’s a book that gives insight into the lives, families, values and humanity of members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

DeNae has compiled all the essays and contributed some of her own.  If you’ve read her stuff before, you know that there will be some laugh-out-loud humor involved.  Some of the other writers involved are Becca Wilhite, Debbie (a.k.a. Crash), Ken Craig, Kazzy, Melanie Jacobson, Jana Parkin, Annette Lyon, and more.  They do not disappoint.  I had the chance to read through a draft of the book before it went to publishing and there is a fine collection of heart-wrenching, head-nodding, and flat-out funny essays.

The book will be officially available on March 10th, but you can order it now (switch infomercial voice back on) for 30% off of regular list price.  This is a special pre-order price.  That’s right folks, for only $10.50 + shipping, you can add this treasury to your library! 

The book will be available for $15 after the release date, and I believe it will also be listed on Amazon at that point.  The discounted price ($10.50) comes for ordering early.

Now, if I were a blogging genius, I would have figured out by now how to put a link to order the book on my sidebar.  Since I am not, I’ll just direct you to DeNae’s blog page where she has a handy-dandy link to paypal.  Please don’t let the extra click deter you; go order a book (or two or more– there are deeper discounts for bulk purchases).  To recap:

Go order the book by clicking right here!

Thanks, friends.