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patty ihm isn't that enough

 Writer. Hobby Farmer. Mother to Many. 

Welcome, friends.

I'm Patty, an author, former early intervention therapist, and teacher living in Illinois on a farmette where I am a mother to many; three biological, six adopted, and 18 children I have offered my home to as a foster parent—some for a day and some to stay forever.


Fueled on coffee and the soul-cleansing therapy of the written word, I also tend to thirty-something chickens, a mix of hens and roosters, four bee hives, and a thriving garden. 

In the quiet parts of the day (and sometimes amidst the chaos of life), I find pockets of time to write and share my experiences with others. 

Thanks for being with me. I hope you'll find a piece of yourself in my words. 

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Read My Books

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Isn't That Enough? Musings of Motherhood and the Meaning of Life

My newest published book with Our Galaxy Publishing.

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Ode to a Boy

A self-published work dedicated to my now-grown sons.

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Venus Rising: Musings & Lore from Women Writers

A multi-author anthology that features my personal essay.

Read Some of My Featured Work

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Check Out My Blog

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