Hey, there! I’m Dawn Camp.

Welcome to It Dawned on Me! I’m an Atlanta-based author, mother of eight, Mimi of seven, photographer, and regular contributor to DaySpring’s (in)courage site. After retiring from thirty years of homeschooling, I’m working on my first novel.

I’m hooked on Earl Grey, Braves baseball, essential oils, and the Beatles. Movie date nights with my husband are my love language, I prefer the mountains to the beach and tea over coffee, and I never pass up a chance for ice cream.

I never cease to be amazed by God's creativity in answering prayers, and am thankful for a God who “is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think” (Ephesians 3:20).

Why subscribe?

Subscribe to get full access to the newsletter and website: desktop wallpapers & lock screen images for your phone; links to my (in)courage articles; what I’m reading, watching, & listening to; DIYs; tidbits about me & my family; my progress writing fiction, and fun things too good to keep to myself.

Our welcome email contains three BONUS chapters to my book It All Began in a Garden (affiliate link) and the answers to the What’s Your Perfect Essential Oil? quiz. Never miss an update.

It Dawned on Me is a reader-supported publication. To receive new posts and support my work, consider becoming a free or paid subscriber.

Stay up-to-date

You won’t have to worry about missing anything. Every new edition of the newsletter goes directly to your inbox.

Join the crew

Be part of a community of people who share your interests.

To learn more about the company that provides the tech for this newsletter, visit Substack.com.

Share It Dawned on Me

Subscribe to It Dawned on Me

recommendations & reflections from a mom of 8 navigating an ever-emptying nest


🌸 Christian mom of 8 & mimi of 7, movie buff, (in)courage contributor 🌿 Author of It All Began in a Garden and My Essential Oil Companion @HarvestHouse ⛽️ Fueled by Earl Grey, the Beatles, good books, close friends