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 55-year-old mother to one teen boy and one twenty-year-old girl. Before getting married and having kids, I worked as a music therapist for several years in Chicago’s inpatient psychiatric hospitals. Later in my career, I worked as a creative arts program manager on a campus of residential group homes, designing and implementing therapeutic creative arts and recreation activities. During these years, I grew to understand the pain and suffering of many people. It was incredibly fulfilling to be a part of their healing journey.
Then I 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 big kids, and I thank God every single day for this blessing!
I spend my days still parenting my big kids, spending time with friends, and caring for my aging mom. I also enjoy leading my weekly Women’s Ministry and Youth Group Ministry out of my home. I pray God can use me in these areas to guide others through grace and growth. I have a passion for helping people find gratitude and gifts in their every day. I want to inspire true faith and belief in God’s love for us all.
I am blessed to have this platform to reach countless women and connect with 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. I always hope to inform or inspire anyone who reads my work. Although I haven’t been active on this blog for several years, I have had the pleasure and privilege of publishing my work on several sites. If you are interested in my online contributions apart from this blog, please check out my listings here. In addition to my ongoing freelance work, I am immensely blessed to be the current editor at Moms of Tweens and Teens.
My words have also been published in some wonderful paperback anthologies, along with other talented writers. And my greatest joy has been publishing my own books:
I have sent countless copies to women worldwide, and many have reached out to me to share their stories 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.
My second book, “Follow Jesus: A Christian Teen’s Guide to Navigating the Online World.” is also on Amazon, and you can check it out HERE.
This has been a true labor of love and faith as I see the growing need for our Christian teens to have a resource that helps them understand their Christian principles and learn how to apply them to their choices 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!
You can email me at Chris@themomcafe.com or connect with me on the following social media platforms:
It’s so lovely to meet you!!