Hey!  I'm Colleen


I am a day-dreamer, kitchen-dancer, wannabe-writer, and dinner party lover. I've been married to my husband Tommy for ten years and I'm mostly just thankful that he still makes me laugh the most. I had four kids in five years and lost my mind just a little. My kids are sweet and spicy and I wouldn't have it any other way. 

When I'm not keeping track of which of my children went first last time, I can be found reading books, writing words, binging critically acclaimed or crappy reality television (and nothing in between) or obsessing over the crumbs on my kitchen floor. No matter how often I sweep, the crumbs remain. 

I write about the things I care about, from the serious to the silly. This includes, but is not limited to: social justice, Jesus and faith, motherhood, love and friendship, hearing loss and deafness, books, pop culture, what happened on the Golden Globes last night and the television shows I can't stop watching.

My oldest son, Liam, has hearing loss and is a bilateral cochlear implant wearer. I'm passionate about helping other parents of kids with hearing loss.

I host a podcast called A Year of Listening. We tackle all the topics your mother warned you never to discuss at cocktail parties, but we do it while practicing civil, compassionate dialogue with a healthy dose of listening. 





Welcome to my little corner of the internet! My hope is that the words here make you feel like you've got a friend in the trenches. I write to wrestle with my own questions and doubts, to give permission for others to wrestle and to shine light on any scrap of hope and grace I can find. If anything I write causes you to think, "you too? I thought I was the only one" then it's all worth it. So take your shoes off, kick up your feet and stay a while.