Trucker Daddy

Have you ever wondered what it was like to not have your mom or dad home every night because of their job? Trucker Daddy is a fully illustrated picture book that depicts the life of a trucking family. Communication is vital to keeping a family close when thousands of miles keep you apart, and that's just how this particular family makes its work. Tommy shares his favorite communication tools and bonding activities that he has with his dad while he's out on the road and when he comes home for the weekends.

As a truckers wife, I have spent years learning how to cope with my husband driving long distances and being gone for weeks at a time. Nearly all the activities in Trucker Daddy are from personal practice with our children. Over time, our kids did outgrow most of these communication methods. However, I felt that it was something to share as a way to help other families connect during those tough weeks apart.