Phyllis is the mom of three, truly thankful for all the people God has placed in her life.  As she approaches 40, she’s learning to live in the moment and embrace everyday for the value it holds.  But first, coffee.  And a hot shower.  Not necessarily in that order.

With kids ranging from 5 to 14, her house is never quiet and her life is never dull.  Sleep is valued as a hot commodity, but usually the first thing sacrificed.  She’s the kind of mom who always has hugs and kisses at the ready, but yells and fusses more than she should.  Phyllis is fully aware of how quickly time passes.  However, she also calls BS on the “you’re going to miss ____ when they are older” as the catch-all phrase when being a parent sucks.  Reality check – you do not miss everything.  Exhibit A – vomit; Exhibit B – explosive diapers.

As a recovering perfectionist, each day provides new opportunities and sources of joy.  At the end of each day, Phyllis hopes she had a positive impact on someone’s life, even in the smallest of ways.  Her ultimate goal is to leave the world a little better than it was before.  Oh, and to raise independent children who contribute to the betterment of the world around them too!

Born in Austin, Texas, Phyllis quickly relocated to the Texas Panhandle through adoption. With stops in Illinois (ill-uh-noy…not ill-uh-noise) and Tennessee, she landed in North Carolina in her teens, graduating high school and attending college at North Carolina State University.  More than two decades later, Phyllis has settled with her children in the northwest corner of Pennsylvania…often referred to as “the land of snow and snow.”


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