Waiting For Isaiah

All of our feelings are produced by our thoughts, and thoughts are like pieces of clothing that we wear. They either make us feel great or not.

We all (small and big people) can choose our thoughts on purpose.

When faced with a situation that feels challenging, we can learn to navigate it well by choosing true thoughts that serve us.


The Children’s Book,

Waiting for Isaiah

has arrived!


Waiting for Isaiah is the story of two little girls, Isabel and Margot, who are tired of waiting for their baby brother Isaiah to “pop out.” It’s been so-o-o-o-o long, and still, they don’t know when he will finally come out.

Grand’ma comes to visit and speaks to them about how to use their thoughts to wait well.

Isabel, the four-year-old, decides on some new thoughts. Margot, the two-year-old, follows along.

By the end of the conversation, both girls are thrilled to wait!

I am so stinking excited about this book because I can use my gift as a writer and the skill of life-coaching to help kids choose thoughts that serve them rather than living without any awareness of what is going on in their minds.

This book is a life-changer for littles and bigs who will let it do its work in them–it is truly “coaching made simple.”


  • “We had the pleasure of being the first customers of this new fantastic book about waiting for a sibling to be born!!! Waiting for Isaiah was wonderfully put together by author Barbara Isaac Croce and illustrator Allen Affolter. We are so thrilled to see this book get out there!! And my kids were able to express their own situation of waiting with the example of the book. Glad we were able to get it before Baby Girl makes her appearance!”

    Lauren Saylor




"This beautifully written and illustrated book is perfect for children and the adults that love them. It shows the bond between generations and how good things are well worth the wait!"

Michelle Fryling

In this delightful little book, we watch as Isabel and Margot learn about waiting patiently for their baby brother to be born. Children and adults alike will enjoy the creative illustrations and the sweet story. The interactive feature will spark your child's imagination. I will be adding this book to my grandchildren's libraries!

Paula Benton Saylor


"I know what a special little girl will get this Christmas – “Waiting for Isaiah.” This picture book has a wonderful message we all need to remember again and again: change my thoughts and my feelings change. Beautiful job, Barbara Croce!"

Jan Woodard


Henry (5) and Augie (3) thoroughly enjoying WAITING FOR ISAIAH. 

“Look, Mema!!! They’re sitting on their green couch just like we’re sitting on your red couch!!!!”




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