I began writing Humble Handmaid in 2009, the year I had my first child, Gabriel. The blog started as a way to keep my family and friends updated on my adventures as a new mom. These days I would say that it is simply my attempt to write grounded, honest, encouraging reflections on what my "yes" to God looks like, day in and day out (though generally I don't write every day...or even every week. Seasons of life and all that:). I write what is overflowing from my heart in this moment of my life.
St. Josemaria Escriva said that we "either we learn to find our Lord in ordinary, everyday life, or else we shall never find him." I'm learning to find God right in the middle of real life--in making chocolate milk for my three-year-old and navigating stormy seas with my spouse and wiping little noses. When I find a little fingerprint of God's somewhere new, I write about it. :)
Aside from blogging, I have co-hosted since 2011 on "Faith and Good Counsel", a Catholic radio show produced by Catholic Community Radio. I am also set to begin recording a podcast for Humble Handmaid in Spring 2015.