Hey new friend! It’s so wonderful you came by to read about me and this blog. It’s my turn here to share, but feel free to reach out and tell me about YOU, too. You can comment below, email me (Chris@TheMomCafe.com), or use any of my social media outlets to connect with me.
I am a 52-year-old mother to one teen boy and one teen girl. 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 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 homeschool 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 into healthy active kids and I thank God every single day for this blessing!
I presently spend my days driving my busy kids everywhere, spending time with friends, writing on this blog, and publishing my work on additional online sites. I also enjoy leading my weekly Women’s Ministry and Youth Group Ministry out of my home. I 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 find gratitude and gifts in their every day. I want to inspire true faith and the belief in God’s love for us all.
I am blessed to have this platform to reach countless women and connect with so many beautiful hearts while developing deep and lasting bonds. The written word is a powerful thing.
How did I start this blog? I have always had a love for writing. I’ve written in journals all my life and started writing songs when I was a teenager too. I decided to venture into a new direction with my words, as my husband encouraged me to start this blog. My hope is that I can encourage, inform, or inspire anyone who reads my work.
I have had the pleasure and privilege of sharing my writing on several different sites. If you are interested in my online contributions apart from this blog, please check out my listings here.
I have also been published in several paperback anthologies. All of which have been incredibly fulfilling as a writer, but my greatest joy has been publishing my own books:
I have sent nearly one hundred copies to women all over the world, while many have reached out to me to share their story and thank me for my words. If you or someone you know is suffering from an illness, injury, or recovering from surgery, I believe my book is a valuable resource. You can find my book on Amazon HERE.
The new release of my second book, “Follow Jesus: A Christian Teen’s Guide to Navigating the Online World.” is now out on Amazon and you can check it out HERE.
This has been a true labor of love and faith as I see the need for our Christian teens to have a resource that helps them understand their Christian principles and learn how to actively apply them to the choices they make in the digital world. It is my hope and prayer that Christian ministries and schools can use this much-needed resource for the kids they serve.
If you’d like to read more of my work on additional online and book publications, you can go 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!!