Welcome! My name is Andie. A self-proclaimed trauma evangelist, I speak through the lens of trauma as an adoptee, a foster parent, an adoptive parent, and a sexual abuse survivor in context of Motherhood and marriage (and everything in between because everything to do with motherhood gets in between my marriage!) As a creator, a writer, a speaker en route to my Master of Social work, my future goals are to elevate awareness of trauma and its effects through the position of an educating therapist.
In my personal life I am the Director of Operations, Relations & Waste Management at Just Coston Along, inc. (A.K.A. my house). I have married to my ex-boyfriend’s best friend for 12 years. We currently have four strong-willed kids ranging from ages 2-9 who each have plans to take over the world. Which means they keep us busy, on our toes, and slightly confused at all times. We also have two wiener dogs named Daisy Duke Banana and Long John Custard. Our family likes to take on home renovation projects (both necessary and unnecessary), take random day trip adventures, creating, not committing to plans because one of our kids will be sick or having a rough day, and going on Carries (which is just hiking while carrying kids whose legs have seized up or stopped functioning all together. )
What People Say
The way to get started is to quit talking and begin doing.Walt Disney
It is our choices, Harry, that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities.J. K. Rowling
Don’t cry because it’s over, smile because it happened.Dr. Seuss