An Update: Remaining Fall 2019 E-Books and An Update On My Daughter

Life has been very busy for our family lately. It has been filled with hospital stays, doctor visits and nurse/health care visits, which has made time go by very quickly!

As most of you may know, my daughter has several brain tumors that have also spread to her spine. She was diagnosed with the first tumor in her thalamus last year, May 2018. Since then, she has developed several more tumors. She has been on different forms of chemotherapy and was involved in a clinical trial.

A few weeks ago we had to send her to the ER because she was having multiple seizures. The doctors found where the tumors in her brain have spread and she also had developed a new tumor. After about a week in the hospital, they sent her home.

She had a couple of episodes this week: Tuesday she passed out when she was standing, had nausea and also some confusion when she talked. This morning, we and the nurse thinks she had a seizure.

At this point, she is hardly able to get out of bed because of the dizziness and lightheadedness. We are having to constantly care for her, coordinate visits with her nurse, communicate with her doctor, manage her medications, etc.

I have published 3 Capsule Wardrobe E-Books for the Fall 2019 season: The Teacher, Essential and French Minimalist. I started working on the Workwear E-Book, but due to the time needed the past several days in caring for my daughter, I am unable to finish it.

I will be unable to publish the remainder of the Capsule Wardrobe E-Books for the Fall 2019 Season, The ones I will not be published are: the Workwear, Stay At Home Mom, Athleisure and Men’s E-Books.

Also, I may not be active as much on or on social media, since I don’t know what the future holds at this point. My family and I need to devote our time in caring for my daughter and I need to rest myself (it’s a very tiring and emotionally stressful time).

Thank you everyone for your thoughts and prayers during this time.

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  1. I am so sorry to hear this update. I am sending caring thoughts and the hope that you have the strength to provide the care needed to your daughter and to yourself.

  2. Leanne, I have followed your blog for almost two years and am so appreciative of all the support, confidence and ideas you have given to me and I’m sure countless others. I wish I could return some of that compassion to you now when you are in need. I remember when you first posted about your daughter’s health and have thought of you often. I am so sorry that you all have endured so much. Thinking of you.

  3. I am so sorry she is going through this! My heart hurts for you! Will continue to pray for your family!

  4. Thank you for the update about you lovely daughter. I often think about her and how she is doing. Praying for your whole family as you navigate through these difficult times.

  5. I have followed your blog for a while now. I am sorry to hear this news. I am sending you and your family positive thoughts and much strength.

  6. Leanne, I have been down this road with my daughter. Just focus on her and your own family. You need all your energy to support your daughter and to take care of yourself so you can be present for her. I am praying for you all. I will also buy several of your ebooks for my benefit and to help support you and your family financially.

  7. I just found your blog and bought an ebook yesterday. I’m so sorry to hear what your family is going through. Prayers for all of you.

  8. I am so very sorry for all the challenges your daughter and family are facing.
    Your family is in my prayers. Wishing you much peace and strength.

  9. I pray for your daughter to have the strength she needs to get better and I pray for you to have the strength you need to care for your daughter and for yourself through this very difficult time. Lots of prayers for you and your family.

  10. My prayers are with you, your daughter and entire family.
    May the healing hand of our Lord touch your daughter.

  11. I pray for full recovery for your daughter and strength for you all. My mum had a brain tumour and it was a difficult time for us all, but she fully recovered thank God, I wish your daughter the same and the best of health.

  12. So sorry to hear this news about your daughter. She absolutely is your priority right now and I’m sure everyone understands. Prayers for her and your family ????????

  13. My heart goes out to you and your family. I’ve followed you for a couple years and so appreciate what you do. Know that your online community is praying for your daughter and that we’ll be here for you.

  14. Oh Leanne, I will be praying for your daughter and your family. Take it one day at a time. God loves you. I really like your blog.

  15. Je suis désolée d’apprendre ces tristes nouvelles. Je suis de tout coeur avec vous et je comprend très bien votre choix de vous concentrer sur votre famille.
    A très bientôt, j’espère !

  16. Leanne,

    I am so sorry to hear this news. I pray for strength and health for all of you. I have followed you for many years and I love my e-books. You have inspired me so much.
    I will keep you all in my prayers.

  17. I’m so sorry Leanne. I appreciate everything you’ve done for us. Strong thoughts for you and your family.

  18. So sorry to hear about your daughter, my thoughts are with you and your family. Don’t worry about your ebooks I’m sure everyone understands. Lots of love and best wishes from your internet family xxxx

  19. Thank you so much for the E-books you have created. It has really helped with my wardrobe and just getting organized and feeling my confident in myself. You are truly an inspiration. Your daughter and your family are in prayers!!

  20. My heart breaks for you and your little girl….no matter what age, they are always our little girls. Sending a prayer for your family. God bless you all.

  21. I am so very sorry to hear about your daughter. I’m praying for you and your family during this very difficult time.

  22. I am so sorry your family is going through this hard time. Know that you are in my thoughts and prayers. Take all the time to focus on your family. We will always be here for yo <3

  23. I have been wondering how you all have been doing so I appreciate you sharing with us . Please know you, your sweet daughter and all your family are in my prayers. I pray for God to hold you and her in His arms and sending hugs to you

  24. I am so sorry that you and your family are going through such a difficult time. I am sending caring thoughts and wish you strength. The ebooks can wait. Focus on your precious daughter. Sending love your way.

  25. I am so sorry to hear this. I can’t imagine what you must be going through…May God watch over and bless your daughter, family, doctors and nurses!
    I enjoy your posts and books so much and appreciate you sharing your talent and skills with us.

  26. Leanne, yes, PLEASE take all the time you need. You are completely doing the right thing in laying this aside right now. I am sorry for you and your family to go through this. May the Lord grant all of you peace and strength in your time of need. I hope that you are surrounded by very many who will support you at this difficult time. Cindy

  27. I am so sorry to read this news. Sending lots of prayers to you and your family. I hope you have friends, family and community support available to you during this time!

  28. I am so sorry to hear this news and pray that God will heal your daughter and give you strength and comfort. God bless you all.

  29. I am so sorry to hear this news, please rest and stay strong. Praying for your daughter and your family. Your work has changed how I dress and shop-thank you for brilliantly teaching about capsule wardrobes and shopping for us.

  30. Hi Leanne
    I am so sorry about your daughter. My mother died from glioblastoma about a year ago. It is so hard to watch someone you love go through an ordeal like this. Big hugs through the internet.

  31. I have been following your blog for well over a year. You have been nothing short of truly “classy” in the the face of such a challenge. You need not worry about us as “followers” – we’ll be here, and here for you. And in the meantime, I wish you and your family the best.

  32. Praying for peace and strength and love for you and your daughter and family. I cared for my father during his battle with brain cancer, so many emotions and beautiful moments and difficult moments during hard times. Take care of yourself and your family.

  33. Just started following you. So sorry to hear about your daughter. Praying for you and your family. Someday if you are able and desire to begin the ebook again, I am sure your followers will still be there for you. You will need all the energy now for your daughter. Hugs and god bless.

  34. Leanne,
    I was unaware of your child’s illness. It was heartbreaking to read the update yesterday.
    Please know that an entire community is holding you and your family in loving thoughts. May you experience strength, courage, resolve, peace and healing.
    Take all the time you need to hold and embrace your beautiful daughter. If it’s possible, imagine a community of women who are so thankful for the work that you do, helping them build confidence in looking their best, are holding and embracing you during this incredibly difficult time in your life.
    God be with You & Your Family,
    Stephanie Roberts

  35. Leanne,
    I am so sorry to hear this news. I have been praying for a miracle for your daughter. I cannot imagine the heartbreak of this situation for your daughter and you and your family. You are all in my thoughts.

  36. Stay strong, Momma. You are doing the right thing for you and your family. We will be here when you come back.

  37. I’m so sorry. Sending strength and prayers. We will all be here to support you and your family in any way we can. ❤️

  38. I’m so sorry to hear of your Daughters continued complications. I’ve followed your blog and purchased your books for several years now. I love the confidence that comes from always having something updated and appropriate to wear. You do an amazing job making all of our lives a little easier. Please know it’s appreciated and please don’t worry about anything missed while you focus on your family.

    My sister was diagnosed with brain cancer this year and I try to be there for her as much as possible. It shocked me how much information she was given all at once. Especially, considering she has a brain tumor and isn’t able to process it on her own anymore. God bless you and your family as you continue on this journey. You’re in my prayers.

  39. I am so very sorry to hear this! I pray that God would heal your daughter and help you and your family in every way that you need. God is able!

  40. Together as a group our prayers matter. Please do as we all say we will and each day keep this family and their precious daughter in your hearts and prayers. I have seen so many wonderful things happen when we join together for the good of others. My prayers to you and your dear daughter during this stressful time.

  41. My heart hurts for your family as you journey through this…praying for you????????????????????????

  42. I can’t imagine what you must be going through right now. Praying for peace and strength for you and your family and healing for your sweet daughter. ❤️

  43. I’m praying for healing for your daughter and strength for your family during this difficult time.

  44. Dear Leanne,

    Thank you so much for sending out this update. I have continued to pray for your daughter, for you, and for your family. There is nothing in the world that is as difficult as having a child who is very sick. I can’t imagine how exhausted you must be, so I am so glad that you are taking a break and reserving your energy for your daughter, her care, and your own health.

    I will so miss you for the time you are away, but will continue to hold you in prayer daily.

    Peace to you,
    Ann Akin

  45. Leanne,
    It is truly heartbreaking what you and your family is going through. You have been such an inspiration for us all. Your family is so strong dealing with such pain on so many levels. You, your daughter, and family are in my thoughts. <3

  46. Lots of strength and peace to your daughter and your family. I’ll be praying for your daughter’s healing. I hope all these well-wishes will help buoy you as you care for her.

  47. Thinking of you and your family. I have read all of your updates. Thank you for allowing us to bear witness. My heart aches for you. Love is eternal no matter what. Sending prayers.

  48. I admire your work and your strength in caring for your daughter. I have followed her story since you first posted about it. Sending all my love to you and your family.

  49. I am proud to be a part of this group of women. To pray for your daughters recovery and your wisdom as you proceed with medical decisions. Thank you for making the world a more beautiful place and instilling confidence in other women.

  50. Leanne, I have been wondering about how your daughter has been. I am sending so much healing love and strength to your daughter and your family.

  51. Leanne, I am so sorry… as I mom I can only imagine how hard this all is. I will be praying for you. May God give you strength and peace as you walk through this.

  52. I sincerely feel for your daughter and you and your family. I know how challenging it can be and how you have to stay strong and keep going. I have twin daughters on ventilators with special needs and wheelchair bound. We have had nurses care for them 16 hours a day in our home since they got the vents. We have been to hospitals for months at a time. Keep up your strength. I pray God surrounds you.

  53. I am so sad to here the news, but praying for rays of hope. Miracles happen. Have faith and know that you are loved by many people.

  54. Leanne, thank you for being vulnerable and sharing this intimate update on your daughter’s and your life. I’ve been wondering how she is, and was happy to recently hear about your special family trip that she had wished for. I thank you so much for what you’ve taught me these past years, and giving me the confidence of looking put together and current. And that’s hard for an anxious person! You are a Godsend, lady! It’s a privilege to pray for your daughter and for your wisdom and strength. God bless you!

  55. Thank you for sharing as I’ve often wondered how your daughter is doing. I’m so sorry to hear this but sending hugs and prayers your way. Stay strong, continue to love on your daughter and don’t forget to ask for help when you need it.

  56. This must have been an extraordinarily difficult post to send. I suspect all your subscribers will wait patiently for you to be ready while you focus on life’s most important priority: love. And NO BODY is disappointed about missing out on a few capsules – last season was so great and is still in style!! From Down Under, I hope you receive even more love than you feel capable of giving, and that you are well sustained in provision and faith. Your daughter is in the best hands – with parents making the best decisions possible – as she runs this challenging race.

  57. Sweet Lady, your daughter is the most important thing right now. We all understand that and wish you comfort, strength, prayer, and love. Please do not at all concern yourself with anything else but your family. Hugs and prayers sent your way.

  58. Leanne, your family comes first, which includes taking care of yourself as well. We will be here when you are ready to return. Prayers for your daughter.

  59. Leanne,

    I have been a huge fan of your capsule wardrobe approach for the past 2+ years. Thank you for being an amazing resource to us professional business ladies as we take on the world in style without breaking our budgets. Your common sense, minimalist style goes the distance.

    My thoughts are with you and your family. I hope that your daughter goes the distance with you and that there is a bright future together. Please take care of yourself and your family and thank you for the inspiration you’ve shared with this community.


  60. Since hearing the news of your daughter’s health last year, your family has been in my thoughts and prayers. Please know we readers surround you with love, hope and positivity.

  61. Thinking of you and your family daily. Always in my prayers. Thank you for taking the time to update us.

  62. Please know that you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. I will miss your input on my wardrobe but that is not a problem compared to having your beloved daughter going through this.
    I am praying for your daughter and your family.
    Stacey Khosravi

  63. I discovered your blog and guides last year. I visit each season now and am sorry to read what your family is going through. Please take care of yourself and your family. That is always priority number one. Sending you and your daughter love and light.

  64. Oh wow, this sounds like a very taxing time for your family and your daughter specifically. Please know that you all are in my thoughts and prayers.

  65. Praying for you and your family.
    You give so much to so many women, and your blog and e-books have changed my life. Gods love and comfort be with you.

  66. Heartbroken for you and your family. May your time with her be a time of peace and comfort. If you are a person of faith, believe what He says in Hebrews 13:5-6 “. . . for He Himself has said, “I will never desert you, nor will I ever forsake you,” so that we confidently say, “The Lord is my Helper, I will not be afraid. What will man do to me?”

  67. Leanne,

    Praying for your sweet daughter and your family. May God grant her healing and provide you with strength and comfort.

  68. Just wanted to check and let you know that your daughter, you and your family are in my thoughts. Praying for peace for you in this trying time.

  69. Hi Leanne,

    I just found your blog very recently; I hope you and your family are well. Thank you for your hardwork on these books, I’m very excited with the two I just purchased! I’ll keep you and. your daughter in my thoughts.

  70. So very sorry to hear this, Leanne. Will have you and your daughter in my prayers.

  71. My heart aches for you and your family. I hope the doctors are able to provide relief for your daughter and I will pray for a miracle.

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