Abby is a mom to three boys, (ages 15, 10 and 8), who spends her time perfecting the art of identifying socks that have been worn for more than one day. Abby's journey to parenthood started with her marriage to Beth when Abby became a step-mom. From there, Abby and Beth adopted their other children. Abby works full time in a job that provides her the opportunity to travel to other states. Outside of work, Abby is passionate about foster-care reform, social justice and knitting.

Traveling for Work Doesn’t Make Me a Bad Mom

I spend a lot of time in airports. I travel weekly for work and inevitably, airport small talk leads to a discussion about travel, work, and family. Often people are surprised to hear I have...

Preparing for Back to School

Every day for the entire summer, my middle son has asked, “how many more days until school starts?” While he is sad to see the summer end, I am thrilled to get back to...

Surviving the Summer When You Work from Home

When I accepted a job that gave me the opportunity to work from home, I never considered how school breaks would turn my life upside down. My working from home fantasy included waltzing down to...

A Letter to My Son’s Birth Mother on Mother’s Day

Mother's Day is a reflective time. As the non-biological mother to my children, I often find the joy of my motherhood comes from the sadness experienced by others. This is a letter to my...

Depression after Foster Care Placement :: It’s a Thing

“Please fill this out while you wait.” The nurse said to me as she handed me a postpartum depression screening. Before I handed it back to the nurse, I realized what I was answering,...