Family on Purpose:
March – We Choose Joy. Adventure. Play.
The third book in the monthly “Family on Purpose” series is available now.
In the Family on Purpose series, Rachel opens up her journals, and, essentially, her family life to the eyes of her readers in ways that lets them stand in unashamed solidarity and whisper, “me too.” With essays about failed expectations, overcoming victim mentality and the pride that comes before a hard fall and how we can find courage enough to rise again, the Family on Purpose series promises hope and encouragement to readers who turn that last page.
In this episode, Rachel shares about a favorite memoir, a middle grade graphic novel that celebrates differences as superpowers, why it’s good to read books critically, writing in a notebook versus writing on a computer, and the intensive writing demanded by her fantasy series, Fairendale.
This is How You Know: a book of poetry – $3.99
In This is How You Know, Rachel Toalson turns ordinary moments into poetry. Her poems about children, friendship, love, anxiety, gender expectations, fear, struggle, hope, and so much more capture everyday life with humor, irony and all the seriousness that turns poetry into a window to the world. She gives her readers the gift of presence, and hopes, in her own words, that “we find ourselves in each other.”