Kopitzke, Becky

Becky-Kopitzke-headshot-1-2014Becky Kopitzke is a freelance writer, speaker, singer, dreamer, lunch packer, snowman builder and sidewalk chalk artist. She lives with her handsome husband and their two young daughters in northeast Wisconsin, where a pink indoor trampoline fills half the once formal living room.

A professional writer in the corporate communications market since 2002, Becky launched a devotional blog, Time Out: Devotions for Moms (beckykopitzke.com) in 2011 where she posts weekly encouragement for fellow frazzled wives and mothers. She is also a regular contributor to The M.O.M. Initiative and founder of Haven Help Us. She has been published in multiple Chicken Soup for the Soul books, featured in P31 Woman’s “Everyday Life” blog, and won first place in the MOPS International Writing Contest in 2009.

Becky believes parenting is one of God’s greatest tools for building our faith, character, and strength—and it’s not always pretty. Her writing offers solidarity, encouragement and validation for fellow imperfect moms, for the purpose of pointing our weaknesses, blessings, and victories to God. Her first book, The Not-So-Super Mom, is a fun, poignant and enlightening look at motherhood from God’s view. Becky examines eight personified pitfalls or “dirty villains” lurking within each mom and how to conquer them through scripture and a heart for following Jesus.

Beyond writing, Becky ministers at her regional evangelical community, Appleton Alliance Church, where she leads women’s Bibles studies, sings on the worship team, and is a regular featured speaker. She is on the church steering team for a new “Mom and Me” outreach ministry for young mothers and serves as an (in)courage community leader for work-from-home moms.

Becky holds a degree in music performance from Millikin University as well as a self-proclaimed honorary MBA earned through six years of proofreading her husband’s graduate papers and shushing a colicky baby while Daddy studied. Today she and her husband are grateful for God’s grace and wisdom as they spend their days tripping over stuffed animals in the hallway, cutting crusts off of peanut butter sandwiches, and watching countless episodes of Peppa Pig. It’s a beautiful, ordinary, blessed-beyond-measure life.