My name is Christy and I want to welcome you to Empower Your Village.

This space was created to be an an encouragement to those of you who are parenting children that can challenge you, whether it be through foster and adoption or through the challenge of parenting a child with specific special needs or just navigating the world of parenting a young child.

I know, as one who has and is going through each one of those challenges, how important it is to find support and encouragement in this journey.

A little bit about me…first and foremost, I am a mommy.  My husband and I are the parents of 2 children, and have had experience in the area of fostering and adoption, having adopted our youngest child through the foster care system.  We also teach our children at home and enjoy each day living and learning with them.

I have a background in special education, have been a public school teacher to grades PreK-8th grade, early intervention specialist to children ages birth to 3 and their families and a recreation specialist for developmentally disabled adults.  I have some special people in my life that have motivated me, encouraged me and made it possible to be an advocate for children and families of special needs.  I am driven to help people.  You know you love what you do when you wake up excited about what the day will bring and who will cross your path.  That is how I see the work that I do…it actually isn’t work at all!

If there is anything you want to read about, a certain topic that pertains to you or someone that is close to you, feel free to send me an email with your suggestion. I have also created a facebook group on the community page.  This is a place to talk about whatever is on your mind.

I hope you will join me there.

I know that sometimes the situations that are occurring in our families are very sensitive and sometimes very multidimensional.  To accommodate this and provide the best support possible to you, I will be offering phone coaching so we can go in depth with whatever is challenging you in the present moment.

I want you to feel welcome, feel safe and know this is a place to call home.

Embracing each challenge together to empower you to be the best you can be for your child is my goal.  I believe that  in doing so, you are able to empower others as well.  We all know that there are challenges everywhere with the people that we come in contact with every day. What an incredible experience to be loved and accepted to the point of being able to go out and empower your own village.  What a beautiful world that would be.

“The embodiment of life, liberty and happiness, children are original blessings, here to learn their own song. Every girl and boy is entitled to love, to dream, and to belong to a loving ‘village’. And to pursue a life of purpose.” Raffi

Join me and together we will Empower Your Village!


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