Hey new friend! It’s so wonderful you came by to read about me and this blog. It’s my turn here to talk about me, but feel free to reach out and tell me about YOU too. You can comment here, email me (Chris@TheMomCafe.com) or use any of my social media outlets to connect with me.
I am a “late–forty-something” stay at home mother with an abundant life! Before getting married and having kids, I worked as a music therapist for several years in Chicago’s inpatient psychiatric hospitals. I then was offered a new position on a campus of residential group homes, managing creative arts therapies and recreation programming, which was an amazing experience. In that time of my life, I learned so much and grew to understand the pain and suffering of so many people. It was incredibly fulfilling to be a part of their healing.
I then moved to Columbus, Ohio to live near my sister and her family. I started my own business teaching music in various private schools and home school co-ops, meeting wonderful children and parents! Several years later, I stopped teaching due to the ever-growing need to focus on caring for my children. The burden of their medical ailments was consuming and I felt compelled to give my full attention to them. They have since grown over the past few years into healthy active kids, and I thank God every single day for this blessing! Although we endured a decade of pain and suffering during that challenging season, I am finding purpose in it all.
I presently spend my days parenting my busy kids, volunteering at school, spending time with friends, writing here and publishing my work on additional online sites. Much of my time is spent moderating an online Christian Women’s Blogging Ministry with three other friends, and leading my weekly Women’s Ministry and Youth Group out of my home. I do pray that God can use me in all of these areas to guide others through grace and growth. I have a passion to help people develop a deeper awareness in who they are and find gratitude and gifts in the every day. I want to inspire true faith and belief in God’s love for us all. This is my hope, and I believe to be God’s purpose for my life.
I am blessed to have this platform to reach countless women and connect with so many beautiful hearts, while developing deep and lasting bonds. I am also incredibly grateful for the rich relationships I encounter in my ministries and faithful friendships that surround me in real life.
How did I start this blog? I have always had a love for writing, and I have been working on an ongoing diary for each of my children since the moment I was pregnant with them. I decided to venture into a new direction with my words, as my dear husband encouraged me to start this blog. I love to connect with people and especially love to look at and reflect on life circumstances with humor, inspiration, and faith. My hope is to encourage my readers in any way I can and shine a little light in this world through my writing…
I have had the pleasure and privilege of sharing my writing on several different sites. If you are interested in my on-line contributions apart from this blog, please check out my listings here.
I would love to connect with YOU!
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Meet my beloved family!!
My husband Derek, my son Cade, and my daughter Cassidy.
It’s so lovely to meet you!!