Welcome to ChangingZipCodes.com!

blueshirt-scarfAs a frequent mover (and Boy Oh Boy don’t I wish moving companies offered frequent miles), I am here to help you navigate through one of the most difficult and challenging situations of life: relocation. So, if you are tired of family members joking about your address changes, or you’re planning that first move out of your parents’ home, I am here to help. I will have tips and articles on everything from making new friends, to getting your house “showing ready”. Moving is hard but change is exhilarating. There are great things in your future. Be of good cheer.


lake-surrender-cover Now available as an e-book or paperback Lake Surrender, an inspirational women’s novel published by Lighthouse Publishing of the Carolinas.
Buy it today!
Kindle version: http://amzn.com/B00NT7A6QY or
Paperback: http://amzn.com/1941103227

Carol’s second book Lake Surrender, by Carol Stratton, “Her journey ends where the lake begins.” –Ally Cervantes, unemployed editor with a precocious daughter and autistic son has just lost her home, marriage and any prestige in the world when she takes a cook job at a Christian camp.

“This debut novel is sure to find its way into the hearts of readers.”
–Ann Tatlock, Christy award winning author.
Review the book, Lake Surrender here!

Finding Community Wherever You Are TransplantedCarol’s first book, Changing Zip Codes is available through Lighthouse Publishing of the Carolinas and is available on Amazon.com on Kindle or paperback! For the downsized, disenfranchised, outsourced and uprooted.

Here’s the link : http://amzn.com/0984765557

Plus, look for it at your local bookstore

This devotional book will encourage anyone looking for community, movers and non-movers alike.


  • The Cup Speaketh

    The Cup Speaketh

    This was first published in Southern Writer’s Magazine’s blog in Dec. 2014. I’m sharing it today to remind us not to take anyone’s opinion too seriously. God can certainly override, and he does. The Cup Speaketh I held a caramel latte in my right hand, savoring a few sips of creamy goodness ... read more
    In remembrance of Juniper.

    In remembrance of Juniper.

    In celebration of a tiny life. Juniper would have been a year today. “My soul follows close behind You; Your right hand upholds me.” (Psalm 63:8) I slipped out of the office to take a short walk on my lunch hour and stretch my cramped muscles. I had been hunched over a ... read more
    Guest blogger - Amy KD Tobik, editor for “Autism Parenting  Magazine"

    Guest blogger - Amy KD Tobik, editor for “Autism Parenting Magazine"

    I’m very indebted to Amy KD Tobik, editor for “Autism Parenting Magazine,” who is guest blogger today. She interviewed Temple Grandin, who has autism and is one of the world experts on autism. Her advice is not only for parents who have children on the autism spectrum, her sage wisdom ... read more

Carol’s Schedule:

February 12 Speaking at Friedberg Moravian Church  MOPS in Winston-Salem, N.C. from 9- 11 on Personality Temperaments
Thursday April 10th speaking at Reidsville Christian Church  MOPS  in Reidsville, N.C. at 9:30
Saturday July 26th Local Author Showcase 11-1 Mooresville Public Library
November 25 Guest on Speak Up radio show
December 4 Guest at Denver Women’s Book Group.

Monday Jan 7th 5:00 pm Guest on Military Mom radio show
Monday Jan 7th guest blogger for Karen Baney’s blog:   http://www.karenbaney.com
Thursday Feb. 7th  Talk on the four temperaments  at Davidson UMC.  “He likes Karaoke, I like Croquet”.
Saturday Feb. 16th 2-4 participant at the Mother Vine Festival at Barnhill Wine Shop and Bookstore, 811 Burke St., Winston-Salem, NC (Authors, Artists and Musicians).
Thursday Feb. 21st guest on Gate Beautiful radio show
Wednesday July 24th 2:00 EST  -Interview with Diva Talk Radio.
Saturday July 27th  11:00- 1:00 Local Author Showcase Mooresville Library, Mooresville, NC.
Monday July 30th 3:45-4:45  Book signing at CSLA (Church and Synagogue Librarians Association).
Wednesday Nov. 13th interview for the Michael Dresser Radio Show from 4:14-4:20 CST
Thursday Nov. 14th Book signing at Give-Back Boutique from 5-8  478 Williamson Rd.,Mooresville, N.C.


November 25 guest on Speak Up Radio show

Carol is a certified Personality Trainer with CLASSeminars Inc. She is available to speak to women’s groups, writer’s groups, business and community groups on understanding the four different temperaments, as well as talks on life transitions, making friends, hospitality, and encouragement for writers.

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