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Inside Out, Upside Down: An Interview with Rachel

Tell us about yourself! Do you prefer coffee or tea? What do you enjoy doing when you have a kid-free moment?

Hi Everyone! I am a “mostly” stay at home mom to my 4 children, but I also own and run a small screen printing business, and I work 10 hours a week as a Physical Therapist. I prefer coffee, but my husband would claim that with the amounts of flavored creamer that I add to every cup, it no longer counts as real coffee.  I am unashamed. 

Inside Out, Upside Down: An Interview with Colleen

Introduce yourself! Would you rather have a salty or sweet snack? What are the things you like to do in your down time?

Hi! My name is Colleen D’Angelo, and I am a 47-year old mom of two daughters. My husband and I have been married for 23 years, and our daughters are Sheridan and Jordan. We’ve lived in Washington for the past 7 years after moving from California. My husband is a psychologist for the Department of Defense, and he works on Joint Base Lewis McChord working with soldiers who are experiencing PTSD.

When Infertility Finds a Name

It was just seven years ago that I walked my days with an almost ever-present, searing pain in my heart. With many, many months of a silent womb to my name, the feelings of failure and barrenness had become familiar friends to my lonely days. At the time, I had no promise that I would ever bear children. I had no guarantee that Trey and I would see our desires become reality of having a home filled with the pitter-patter of many little feet. And the heartache was crushing.