First of all, God is my rock and my refuge. He has worked mightily in my life, and his mercy and abundant blessings are the source of my desire to write. I treasure the rich blessing of my Catholic faith, which continues to draw me closer to God and help me to receive the graces to live the holy and abundant life he wants for me.
I am wife of six years to Michael, who often makes me smile and sometimes makes me crazy and always gives the very best, manliest, I'm-gonna-take-care-of-this hugs. I am also a blessed, but oft-frazzled stay-at-home mother to three children: Gabriel Adam, Faith Lucia, and Gianna Therese. Michael and I are also parents to one sweet soul already in Heaven: Kolbe Joseph.
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. Much to my surprise, Humble Handmaid has evolved into something like a ministry over the years, and 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. I write what is overflowing from my heart in this moment of my life.
St. Josemaria Escriva once said that "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 brainstorming creative date night ideas for my marriage and walking atomic bomb diapers out to the trash can. When I find a little bit of God 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 the Fall of 2014. If you have a speaking or writing opportunity for me, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. I'd love to connect with you.:)