Hi I’m April and I’m glad you stopped by!

I’m known for telling stories and having an “amazing” sense of humor. Just ask anyone I ever worked with. Storytime with April was a thing. 🙂 Let’s just say, I keep things interesting. It’s a “gift”.

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I own a dinosaur costume and wear it whenever possible. I also tack up funny notes in random places. Yes, around town, in bathrooms, in the kitchens of my best friends, in my kids’  cars. Yes, I know that’s not normal. But it sure is fun! I also love Jesus so being able to combine these things to encourage others is a joy.

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So often mamas pour everything they have into their family only to find themselves drained and overwhelmed. Other times they feel like they are screwing up their kids in epic ways. #beenthere  As a mom of four now grown kids, I have a passion for encouraging moms of all stages - from single moms like I was years ago, to busy moms like I was just yesterday, to empty nester moms like I am now. 

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You’ll hear a lot about my family as we chat. I married my amazing husband Eric in 2003 after meeting him online. At the time I was a single, divorced mom of two kids under age 4. He was a single divorced father of two teenagers. We’re now a blended family of six… his two + my two = us. (Plus two of our kiddos are married!) Our story is my favorite and I’ll share it with you one day if we grab coffee together. #itsagoodone

Now that our kids are running their own circuses, my role is less chauffeur and more friend. While this stage is quite rewarding, sometimes I still feel kinda sad. I bet you do too. #emptynestersclub

I’m no pastor, theologian, or professor. I’m simply a mom who loves to laugh and encourage others.  If God can use the hilarious and sometimes humiliating moments of my life to help others - and I believe he can - then I’m all in.

Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make straight your paths. Proverbs 3:5-6 (ESV)

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(Oh, and this is your reminder to never say you can’t change. Eric and I now have a dog - a Lhasapoo named Beamer. #IYKYK) 

Let's Chat!

I’m always ready for a good laugh and a cup of coffee.

If you have a story to share, would like me to share one of mine or just want a friend who will show up in a funny costume on a random day of the week, reach out. 😉

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