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Counting Hope tells the story of the small steps I took to create confidence and security for myself and my daughters. Today this approach has helped me create some boundaries for the quarantining we are all doing. We have defined each day of the week with a simple ‘to do’ task. This has helped create a separation for each day, look forward to something, and provide some predictability for our family. Monday is clean the floors day. And we have Toilet Tuesday, Left Over Wednesday, Sheets and Towels Thursday, and Movie Night Friday. Movie night is complete with home made pizza, movie candy, and popcorn. We cap off (or start) the week with a fancy dinner on Sunday in the dinning room.

“These mechanisms have generated a routine and some definition of each day. I now look forward to Saturday morning and sleeping in, something I have not done before.”

Our family has always been into board games and puzzles and this quarantine period has allowed us to take it up a notch. Lauren is now well versed in Scrabble and the girls and I have mastered Harry Potter...

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We were overwhelmed with your love and support when launching Hopey in Chicago, Southern Indiana, and Bloomington. Seeing so many of the cast, characters, and locations from the book was a trip down memory lane. Thank you friends, family, colleagues, and marketing team for reading the book and coming to our launch events.