Monday, June 28, 2010


I have an announcement to make.

{clearing throat}

Effective immediately, I am a staff writer at Offering Hospitality, a blog for the purpose of inspiring, encouraging and instructing women in the practice of biblical hospitality.

{And you all thought I was going to announce a pregnancy, didn't you?!}

How did I get this position?

Over a year ago I began reading book reviews at 5 Minutes for Books.  I really enjoyed the posts of one particular reviewer (Carrie) and followed the links to her blog (Reading to Know).  Throughout this year, she and I have developed an on-line friendship and know that we are going to have a lot of fun when we finally meet in person!

A couple of weeks ago Carrie and I were emailing about her other blog (Offering Hospitality) and I offered her a few suggestions.  She asked if I wanted to join her team and become a staff writer for the blog.  And the rest, as they say, is history!

When will I be writing at Offering Hospitality?

I have committed to writing 3 posts a month for July and August and 1 post a month during the school year.  There may be more during the school year (such as November when I've agreed to host a book review/club) but I'll have to gage my involvement once September arrives and I've started teaching a 2nd grader, Kindergartener and preschooler; all while keeping a 2 year old out of trouble! 

That's a round about way of saying it depends.  Make sure you subscribe to Offering Hospitality so you don't miss any of my posts!

Why am I writing at Offering Hospitality?

Because I have a dream to one day be a published author and speaker.  There.  I've actually said it in a public forum. (Please don't laugh!)

But, I don't want to write and speak about just anything.  As I said in my O.H. about page, my goal is to encourage and inspire women (from a Christian world view) as they invest time and energy in their families, homes and relationships.

I believe that writing for Offering Hospitality (O.H.) will provide me with opportunities to:  improve my writing, delve into topics I don't normally discuss here at SMB, and increase the number of women in my on-line community.

How will this impact Stephanie's Mommy Brain?

I don't foresee there being much of an impact.  I will continue to write at SMB as usual; though there might be occasions when I point you to one of my posts at O.H.

In conclusion, I am VERY excited about being a staff writer for Offering Hospitality!!  Thank you, Carrie, for this opportunity to be a member of your team.  I can't wait to see what great things are going to happen as we work together!!


Kat said...

Congratulations! I am so excited for you. I know how much you enjoy posting, and you are a really good writer. <3

Carrie said...

See? I knew what you were going to announce today and I still thought you were going to announce a pregnancy when I saw your opening line.

;D =P THwwwpt!

Amy Haynes said...

How exciting! I have really enjoyed the hospitality blog so I won't miss anything! :) Isn't it neat when God brings opportunities?!

Jenn said...

That's awesome! Congrats!

Josh and Crystal said...

I'm excited to get to work with you too! My kids are 9, 7, almost 5 and my daughter will be 2 in August. :o)

Stephanie's Mommy Brain said...

Thank you ladies!

Sheila said...

I thought you were going to announce your move to S. Texas :)

Stephanie's Mommy Brain said...

Sheila, nope. We still have to get our house prepped before we can put it on the market and only God knows how long it will take to sell in this market!

Wherever HE Leads We'll Go said...

What an exciting opportunity! I wondered about a pregnancy when I saw the title of this post. ; ) I have no doubt that you will make a great contribution to Offering Hospitality. You have a lot of wisdom to share!

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