Official Epic Tot Announcement

There are a few things that I didn’t get to write about this past month because turning them into a Mother Letter would have been forced and all wrong.

One of these is writing about Rachel Held Evan’s new book A Year of Biblical Womanhood.  This will be coming soon.

The other is that I am now writing 2 – 3 days a week at a new blog called EpicTot.

I wanted to fill you guys in a bit on what EpicTot is, why I got involved and what you can expect from us there.

EpicTot is an offshoot of EpicParent, which is the blog home of writer and speaker Chris Spradlin.  Chris is a friend through blogging and now in real life as well. Chris has taught at, Euzoa Church in Steamboat Springs, CO and now does the EpicParent gig full time.

Chris has a passion to “empower and unleash a new generation of parents.”  The thing is that as his kids approach teenager-hood he needed a few new writers to step in and speak to the parents of the youngest generation.

That’s where my friend Michelle Clark and I come in: We have four little ones between us and ample insight into the diaper, cheerio crazniess that is parenting through the preschool and early elementary years.

And so it was that one night in 2012, at BJs Pizza, EpicTot was born.

I’ll be honest with you, it’s a totally different vibe than what you will normally find here.

Chris describes his content goals as: “…to create funny, gut busting, inspiring, Jesus centered, challenging, raw, honest, creative content that parents can implement today.”

I deliberated about writing for two blogs that had such drastically different feels. In the end I thought that writing for EpicTot sounded like an amazing, refreshing counterpart to writing here at

So I jumped in with both feet and have been writing over at EpicTot for about three weeks now.

Michelle and I want to speak honestly into the lives of parents who are making their way through all the challenges of early childhood.  We know it can be unbelievably frustrating and rewarding, filled with sobbing and laughter and poop, lots and lots of poop.

I’m so excited to have this space to speak to all the mamas and papas in the parenting trenches with me.

I won’t blend the two blogs often but will always tweet about posts here and share them in on the Leanne Penny author page on facebook.   So hook up with me here for content updates.

Okay, yeah I think that’s all of it…

I hope you’ll tune in and put up with twice as much content from me.

Anything you’d like to see us write about at EpicParent?  

Have a good poop or puke story you want to share?

(Now seems like a great time to tell you that Noelle threw up a fruit salad all over her Halloween costume on the way to our big party out of total excitement over trick or treating.  Super Duper!)

  • SFriant

    Good luck! Love everything you write!

    • leannepenny

      Thank you and thank you, you’re too kind :)