Meaning. Humor. Love.

Through a mix of practical tips, laughter, and love, Valerie equips parents with useful tools and grace-filled encouragement, while inspiring authentic conversations among participants. She also does fun, interactive author visits for kids and families.

Whatcha wanna talk about?

Speaking Events & Author Visits

Customizable for in-person events, virtual groups, and podcast interviews


How to Raise Your Kids on Stories (and Why You Want To)

Valerie helps parents use children’s books and personal stories to 1) connect with their kids on a deeper level and 2) help kids grow in resilience, creativity, faith, and more. Lots of children’s book recommendations and family conversation ideas make it easy and fun.



Explore how the right kinds of questions and storytelling can open up a world of opportunity for growing closer as a family, sharing God with our children, and helping kids better understand how God is working in their lives.


Faith and Compassion in everyday moments

Dive into simple but creative ways to talk to kids about God in the everyday moments of life. With lots of concrete examples, Valerie helps parents grow in their ability to see and share God’s love with their kids in daily routines and special moments.


SHARE THE JOY: More Christmas CARING WIthout More HusTle

* Available September to December 2023 * Christmas traditions are perfect pathways to a Jesus-centered Christmas filled with big love for our neighbors (without a lot more effort). Learn easy ways to help kids show God’s love. Plus, discover Christmas books and conversation starters to help every member of the family draw closer to God and each other. Simple, inspiring, and filled with Christmas cheer–no hustle required.


Author visits for kids & families: Share the joy!

* Available November and December 2023 * Create fun, memorable experiences for kids and families with an author visit! For younger kids, Valerie leads an interactive reading of her book Share the Joy! A Christmas Lift-the-Flap Book and provides a fun activity. For older kids, she shares the book creation process and leads an activity aligned with the book’s message of sharing God’s love at Christmas. All author visits include an activity pack to help teachers continue the learning and fun. Grab the flyer for more info.

Where will Valerie Be?

Upcoming Events, Podcasts & Media

  • Hope Fellowship – Lake Jackson MOPS, October 17, 2023 – To join this MOPS group contact Sarah sarah.cs.johnson [at] gmail [dot] com
  • Friendswood Methodist MOPS/MOMSnext – Morning and Evening Groups, October 18, 2023
  • Playfully Faithful Parenting Podcast, October 2023
  • BookWorthy Podcast, November 2023
  • Growing Home Together Podcast, November 2023
  • Fierce Calling Podcast, November 2023
  • Houston’s First – Sienna Campus MOPS, November 9, 2023
  • Blue Willow Bookshop Storytime, November 30, 2023 at 9:30am – Public Event – 14532 Memorial Drive at Dairy Ashford, Houston, TX
  • University Baptist Church Storytime, December 17, 2023 at 5:00pm
  • The Woodlands First MOPS – Morning and Evening Groups – April 16, 17, 18, 2024
What’s Valerie Been Up to?

Recent Events, Podcasts & Media


75 Book Ideas for Kids

Grab this list of fantastic book recommendations for children ages 0 to 12. Whether you want to fill your book shelves at home, buy an inspiring gift, or add value to your next library visit, this resource is sure to point you in the right direction.