I began blogging in 2010 to keep family and friends updated about our life in Pittsburgh PA. My little hobby-blog has morphed and changed a lot over the years and I’m excited about where it’s going now as Debt Crushing Mom.
I’m married to the best man I know, Adam. He’s a worship pastor and I’m a stay-at-home mom to our two little guys, Jayda and Zay. We adopted Jayda from foster care and he came to us at 2.5 years old, with four hours notice. That was one of the craziest days of our lives. We’re currently fostering Zay and will be delighted to adopt him if the opportunity arises.
We live in Connecticut on a working farm (we don’t work it) in a 100 year old farmhouse. We’re big fans of everything Pittsburgh sports, buffalo chicken pizza, and, of course, living completely debt free.
I’m a follower of Christ. It’s not something that may come across in the majority of my posts, but my faith does plays a role in our decision to live debt-free and be faithful stewards of the money God has given us. In all honesty though, I believe a debt-free life is common sense and will change the life of any person, regardless of their faith.
A big part of our story has to do with foster adoption. I recently wrote and published my first book on the subject: Dignity and Worth: Seeing the Image of God in Foster Adoption. It was an Amazon bestseller for a little while, which blew my mind. Before Debt Crushing Mom existed I blogged a lot about our journey which lasted way longer than I ever imagined, and still isn’t over yet. I have preserved the most important posts below for you to check out if you’re interested.