Caring Lessons / WOW Blog Tour – Stop #11

Two in one day??? Yes, there are two blog tour stops today. The tour will be over a week from today, so savor this opportunity to discover the blogs of these varied and interesting book-loving women.

Lois and Marv by the barn of Marv's childhood. Family reunion, Prinsburg, MN, 2010

This afternoon’s blogger, Audry Feyer, is a woman after my own heart. She lives with a John Deere fanatic! I know the feeling. Just search “John Deere” on this site, and you’ll see that I live with one too. Audry writes  a “feel-good blog about life, motherhood, and the pursuit of following dreams…” I could have used her encouraging blog when I was a young mom who felt trapped in her house!

Stop by Audry’s blog and read her fun review of Caring Lessons. Read her hilarious story about panicking while in labor. As she tried to flee the OB unit, she learned to appreciate her nurse who brought her back to her senses.

Caring Lessons / WOW Blog Tour – Stop #10 / Hot Fudge Friends

Lois and Marianna at the International Christian Retail Show, Atlanta, 7/11

Today, I’m all about being an older woman who wears purple, albeit with no red hat on my head, and who is thankful for my long-term friendship with Marianna, a person with whom I’ve walked many miles of fun and silliness and tanked in hard-to-fathom-at-the-time sorrows.

So for today’s Caring Lessons blog tour, when I read the host’s theme of older women and her pieces on nostalgia, I wrote a guest post on my friendship with Marianna and called it “Hot Fudge Friends.” Read it here.

The blog host today is Becky Povich. She says she didn’t start writing until she was almost fifty. You’d never know. She has oodles of upbeat stuff on her blog that will lighten your day. Take note of her list of publications on the sidebar. And, while you read, listen to your old favorites (on the sidebar-Music from the 1940s – 2011).  Remember Mr. Sandman? Moon River? Runaround Sue? Or better yet, The Twist? U-m-m-m. Love those sounds and memories.

Becky also has giveaways of Caring Lessons, both today and next Wednesday when she’ll post her review of my book. Just make a comment to be eligible.

Plus, plan ahead. National Nurses Week is just around the corner, May 6-12. It’s gift time! Also, May is Mental Health Month; mental health is a thread throughout Caring Lessons: A Nursing Professor’s Journey of Faith and Self. Buy a copy of Caring Lessons and help promote and support the profession of nursing. All proceeds go to nursing scholarships at Trinity Christian College.