Katrina Kenison: The Gift of an Ordinary Day

Jan 14, 2013

MagicalJourneyByKatrinaKenison“Watching my sons growing and changing so visibly, almost from one day to the next, I sensed something in me breaking loose and changing as well, something no less powerful for being invisible. It was almost as if, having strived for years for predictable comforts, urban conveniences, and security of our well-established routines, I was suddenly haunted by all the things I hadn’t done, the dreams that might never be realized, the sense that the tidy, civilized life we’d worked so hard to create didn’t quite fit the person I really was, or, rather, still thought I might be.”–from The Gift of an Ordinary Day: A Mother’s Memoir by Katrina Kenison

LCPC Parent Education hosts author Katrina Kenison, who will be giving a talk called “The Parenting Journey.
Tuesday, Feb. 5th from 10 a.m. to noon.
La Cañada Presbyterian Church, 626 Foothill Boulevard, La Cañada.
For complete information and to reserve a spot, call 818.790.6708.

If you can’t see Kenison at LCPC, she will be discussing and signing her new book, Magical Journey: An Apprenticeship in Contentment, at Vroman’s.
Friday, Feb. 8th at 7 p.m.
695 East Colorado Boulevard, Pasadena
For more information, visit

Pamela Johnson Fenner, founder of Michaelmas Press:
In all three of her books, Katrina’s reflections are, at the same time, quite personal yet universal. One minute I feel guilty as if I’m looking over her shoulder while she writes in her private journal and the next minute I’m chuckling at some anecdote that I recognize from my own family life or wiping a tear as she grapples with another of life’s unexpected changes.

This third book may be her best yet. I am ahead of Katrina (in years) in her life’s journey, but she affirms and inspires me with my own “life lessons”  of adapting to change.  She undoubtedly inspires so many others—and particularly in experiencing the breadth and depth of life’s loves, losses and gifts.








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