Stories. I think that’s why I am here. For the stories. They teach me so much and leave me in awe of the strength a person can have. Today we are meeting Stefanie and she is so, so special. She is the definition of strength and grace. Stefanie blogs about parenting, how play builds connection, and how her training in early childhood development shapes/challenges their life as a family. Her book, Chasing Light, is a memoir about finding hope through the loss of miscarriage. Hi Stefanie!
Why did you start a blog?
I started blogging during my first maternity leave as a way to update friends and family about our growing family. At one point during that year my husband mentioned he wanted to buy a new wallet and I argued if he gets a new wallet then I’d like something new too. I bought a domain name and that’s when ecemom.com came online.
Tell us a fun fact!
I used to be a provincial level 10-pin bowler throughout elementary and high school. I still have my own ball and shoes.
What advice would you give 20-year-old you?
Do you have any advice on being an author?
Just write it! Even if it’s only for yourself. The first time I shared my writing for consultation, author Mark Leiren-Young advised me just to put something on the page because you can always edit it, but you can’t edit a blank page. I will carry that advice with me forever. Whether it’s an academic essay, a blog, or poetry, I try to get something down because I can always go back to it later. A lot happens in the editing process.
What are your words to live by?