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Tiny Blue Lines
Reclaiming Your Life, Preparing for Your Baby, and Moving Forward with Faith in an Unplanned Pregnancy
Author: Chaunie Marie Brusie
Foreword by: Helen M. Alvaré
Trim size: 5.5 x 8.5 inches
Imprint: Ave Maria Press
On-sale date: February 10, 2014
Chaunie Brusie is the creator of the popular parenting website TinyBlueLines.com and a pro-life advocate for young mothers. Drawing from her own experience of finding herself pregnant as an unmarried college student, Brusie offers young Catholic women in similar situations the resources to thrive in their educations, careers, faith lives, and journeys as mothers.
For the millions of young women who find themselves unexpectedly pregnant each year, Tiny Blue Lines offers a map for navigating their way through the murky waters of being an early adult, single parent, and aspiring professional. Readers will find advice for answering tough questions like whether to give the child up for adoption, to marry the father, to stay in school, to pursue a career, and how to process their experience in a way that frees them to move forward.
Brusie shares her own compelling story of how she forged a new path for herself as an unmarried, pregnant college student by realizing her dreams of becoming a labor and delivery nurse, a loving, self-assured wife, and a relentless advocate for young mothers across the United States. Not only does Tiny Blue Lines help the young pregnant mother feel like she's not alone in her circumstances, but it also offers inspiration, hope, and resources to women who find themselves peering down at their own tiny blue lines.
"Great encouragement for any young woman."
“Tiny Blue Lines is the perfect choice for that young woman facing an unexpected pregnancy. Chaunie Brusie’s brave telling of her own story opens the doors for other young women to be honest with themselves and their situations. Throughout this book, you will be guided through Brusie’s experience, as well as be introduced to many young moms who have been through this. While those tiny blue lines mark the end of one journey, they introduce a new beginning—full of new experiences and opportunities! Tiny Blue Lines reminds mothers that they are strong enough to embrace the challenges and welcome the joys of young motherhood. This book will provide great encouragement for any young woman as she courageously pursues this new life.”
Students for Life of America
"A triumph of faith and courage."
“How easy it is to forget that at the center of the Christian story is a woman in an unplanned pregnancy. Chaunie Brusie reveals how she was not alone in her own turbulent transition to motherhood—how God holds each life precious and lights the way forward. Tiny Blue Lines is a triumph of faith and courage, and a treasury of resources for all who choose life.”
Margaret H. Hartshorn
"You’ll laugh, you’ll cry, you’ll be close to rolling on the floor."
“You’ll find yourself changed and improved by the journey you’ll take with Chaunie Brusie in Tiny Blue Lines. Buckle up, saddle up, and get ready: you’ll laugh, you’ll cry, you’ll be close to rolling on the floor. It will not only impact your worldview, it will give you hope and encouragement in equal measure.”
Author of A Catholic Mother's Companion to Pregnancy
Trailer for *Tiny Blue Lines*