This book is about my journey and all the amazing people and places I found along the way.

I hope you’ll enjoy the trip as much as I did.

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It’s easy to go through life believing we can satisfy our longing for home with a three-bedroom, two-bath slice of the American dream that we mortgage at 4 percent and pay for over the course of thirty years. Of course, it usually only takes a couple of those payments to make us wonder if maybe there isn’t a slightly less pricey path to peace and contentment.

Well, you know what I think?  I think that what we’re really looking for is to belong and to be known. And rest assured, wherever we are on the long and winding road of life, God is at work in the journey – teaching us, shaping us, and refining us—sometimes through the most unlikely people and circumstances. Because at the end of the day, it’s not the numbers on the front door or even the name on the mailbox that says home, but the people who live and laugh and love there, wherever “there” might happen to be.

This book is about my journey, and all the amazing people and places I found along the way.
I hope you’ll enjoy the trip as much as I did.

bioSophie Hudson began her blog, BooMama.net, in 2005, which means she’s now been blogging for three times as long as the mid-90s stirrup pants craze. She is also a contributor to the Pioneer Woman’s blog, serves as co-emcee of LifeWay’s dotMOM event, and the author of A Little Salty to Cut the Sweet. She enjoys laughing until she cries, cheering like crazy during college football games, and hanging out with her people (preferably while wearing pajama pants). She lives with her husband and son in Birmingham, Alabama.
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Kind Words From Kind Folks

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“If getting a book in the mail, putting your kids in front of Disney Jr., and abandoning all your deadlines is wrong, I don’t want to be right. When this little gem showed up at my doorstep, I knew I was going to take a journey with Sophie that would lead me to laugh out loud in public places and shake my head at how she weaves the smiles into profundity before you even realize you were on your way. Sophie Hudson, you’ve done it again. You’ve reminded me why I love you as a person and as a writer; quite simply, your words make us feel like we’re all your people. If that’s home, I don’t want to be anywhere else.”

Angie Smith
bestselling author of I Will Carry You and What Women Fear and blogger at Bring the Rain

"In a world where it seems we are always pushed toward bigger, faster, and more, Sophie's words have been kind companions for me - a delightful celebration of home, faith, and connection."

Emily P. Freeman
author of Grace for the Good Girl and A Million Little Ways

"Sophie Hudson has a way of writing that brings you to tears from laughing out loud as well as putting tears in your eyes from the nostalgia of it all. I have the sudden desire to turn back time and live in Mississippi in the the 70's. You will love reading her stories of home and will simultaneously be thinking of your own home. And she manages to weave a testimony of God's grace in the middle of it all."

Kelly Stamps
speaker and author of kellyskornerblog.com

"I just finished @boomama's new book, and I AM CHARMED OUTSIDE OF MY MIND. Well done, sweet friend!"

Jen Hatmaker
bestselling author of 7

“Sophie’s writing is that warm, worn blanket that reminds us of what’s still right in the world. It’s the candle on the nightstand, your favorite chair, a cord of logs by the fireplace. No one has to tell us how chaotic life can be, but it takes real skill to craft stories that settle our souls and fasten us back to what matters. Sophie’s accessible nature and irresistible humor draws you in from the beginning, reminding us that our dearest people and places are only a taste of what’s to come.”

Kelly Minter
Author of Wherever The River Runs and What Love Is

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