So, how’d a life long California girl end up in Tennessee?
That’s a good question.
After trying to ignore all the signs we finally said “Yes!” to a God-sized dream in the Summer of 2012.
Apparently, I was meant to live around farmhouses, intoxicating fall color and millions of cows. It was an easy transition because I love football, southern food, conversations on porches, and have I mentioned cows?
There’s a lot to share, but you’ll have to stick around for more of the story. For now, enjoy the family photos above. I’m channeling my “Brady Bunch” childhood years. The photo shoot was taken as a feature in Guidepost Magazine. By the way, there’s not much difference between toddlers and twenty-something’s when a mom just wants one good photo.
I may have promised someone a new puppy before we were through.
A Little More About Joanne Kraft
Joanne Kraft is a recovering busy mom and the author of Just Too Busy—Taking Your Family on a Radical Sabbatical and The Mean Mom’s Guide to Raising Great Kids.
Joanne worked as a 911 Police Dispatcher where she met the love of her life, Paul, while dispatching him to a call. Lifelong Californians, the Kraft family recently said “Yes!” to a God-sized adventure and took a cross-country leap of faith.
They now live in Tennessee where they’re raising their four children; Meghan, David, Grace and Samuel, “We happily traded soy milk and arugula for sweet tea and biscuits.”
A sought-after speaker, Joanne loves to connect face-to-face with women at conferences and events around the country. Her articles have been published by Chicken Soup for the Soul, Thriving Family, In Touch, ParentLife, Today’s Christian Woman, Kyria, P31 Woman and more. She’s appeared on CBN, Focus on the Family and Family Life Today.
A spiritual late bloomer, Joanne knows first-hand how God makes all things new (Revelation 21:5). Wherever she speaks—her prayer is to draw all hearts to Him. Her greatest joy? To encourage every woman she comes in contact with—one heart at a time.