Practice What You Preach

Guess what?!?

A piece I wrote is in a magazine!!!

(I’m very excited, please feel free to jump up and down and throw confetti in my honor.)

You see, even though I write all the time and other people (yup, I’m talking about you) even read it, I’ve never had what I’ve written show up in the mailbox in a format I can hold in my hand.

Celebration has been in order!

If you are a Wisconsin resident lucky enough to receive Wisconsin Natural Resources magazine you probably have already had the magazine show up in your own mailbox.

If not, here is the link to the article I wrote about fishing with kids. It’s not quite as exciting as holding it in your hand but it’s a close second:

And then, because I like to practice what I preach…carp fishing - with kids

…or maybe because I just like fishing with the kids…Jane and Jonas bluegill fishing

…or maybe because I just like fishing…Clara, Ivy, Jonas fishing

…and also because it was Grandpa’s birthday…Jonas, Clara, Jane and Gramps fishing

…we went kid fishing.Jonas, Clara and Grandma Mary

The fish were biting…Jonas and Jane fishing

…there was chaos…
Jane, Jonas, Grandma Mary and Tyler catch a carp together

…and my family kept up a constant stream of teasing references to my article to make sure I didn’t get a big head.Uncle Jim, Aunt Marcia, Gramps, Clara, John and Granny


Basically…Jonas and Clara fishing…it was perfect.

20 comments on “Practice What You Preach

  1. Jesska says:

    Congratulations!! 🙂

  2. Terry Tyler says:


  3. Rosie Amber says:

    Aww! How lovely, what a great family day.

  4. jenanita01 says:

    great news… followed by an even greater day out!

  5. Congratulations, Jessie! Holding in hand your first “hard copy” article published in a major mag is a special thrill (and memory) that will glow for a long, long time. You’re a good writer; place more pieces. I’ll go on line and read this one.

  6. Holly says:


  7. Sharon says:

    Congratulations!! We will have the magazine in the library in a few days. I just ordered a subscription for all who come in to read.

  8. says:

    A perfect day fishing and just as importantly a big congratulations to you. May there be many more articles in magazines written by you!!

  9. N. says:

    Congratulations!! *throws confetti* That is so very awesome! 😊😊

  10. Widdershins says:

    Yaaaaaaay!!! … ** waves arms like Kermit** 😀

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