Sweet Little You

Book cover of Sweet Little You featuring a mom and baby flying in a paper airplane

A mother with a dream of having a child makes her wish come true by having a baby on her own. Tenderly written with beautiful painterly illustrations by Lisa Wee, Sweet Little You is a loving and unique story about a different path to becoming a family, showing that creating a cherished family doesn’t always involve two parents.

A heartwarming story for single mothers by choice and their families.

Sweet Little You is available now wherever books are sold. Order your copy today!

Recent Articles

Be careful out there: A phishing story

I am about to go into “mom mode” for this post, because I recently came across (and almost fell for) the most clever phishing attempt I have seen to date.

Converting static blocks to dynamic blocks

I started working with custom Gutenberg blocks sometime in late 2017. Or, perhaps, it was early 2018. To be honest, the timing is a bit fuzzy because I was pregnant at the time and pregnancy brain is real. For those of you keeping track, these timeframes are well before the WordPress 5 release date of December 6, 2018.

Static vs. dynamic blocks: What’s the difference?

Published on the WordPress Developer Blog** The Block Editor offers two types of blocks, static and dynamic. The difference between these two types of blocks comes down to how they are rendered on the front-end. Read on to learn more about the details, advantages, and disadvantages of each.

Writing a Custom WordPress Block

This post has been a long time coming. I have talked about custom WordPress block creation for several years now, from blogging about registering dynamic blocks with block.json to speaking at various conferences about why dynamic blocks are awesome.

Hello World!

My daughter and me

My name is Joni and I am a “middle-end” web developer who loves to write code, commit often, and make up her own job titles. I work for Georgetown University and have been writing code since the mid-1980s. I was 2. (Kidding. Mostly. I know I’m dating myself. Shush.)

Over the years, I have coded in all sorts of languages. My more recent work focuses around WordPress, so I spend a lot of time with JavaScript and PHP. I also write quite a bit about my experiences and projects; most of my recent articles are on this site.

You can also explore this site to learn more about my book, Sweet Little You or find out where I am speaking next.

Cool! What else?

I am a single mother by choice to an amazing kid who constantly keeps me on my toes. She and her collection of stuffed animals are going to take over the world.

I have hobbies. Stop laughing. I’m serious. I both run and bake, because life is all about balance. I love live music and try to get as many shows as time and babysitters allow. I pretend to knit, by which I mean that I have been working on the same shawl for about 5 years now. I am also learning to play the ukulele, but only when my daughter can’t hear me. My skills are not quite up to her standards (yet?). Just wait until I take up the bongos.

I love to travel. I have been lucky enough to visit parts of Europe and the Middle East. I have road tripped across a good chunk of the western US and day-hiked in Alaska. I have camped at the Falcon Ridge Folk Festival and the RPI hockey line. (Camping for college hockey tickets is like real camping, right?)

I love books! I love to read and have books in just about every room of my house. Unfortunately, my reading has dwindled post-baby, but I do keep track of what I read, in case you all are interested.