Missy Drzycimski

Missy Drzycimski
Missy is an Arizona native who migrated to Iowa on a whim and fell in love. She is a social worker by profession but stepped away from her career to be a pseudo-SAHM to her two girls: 8 year-old Selah and 2 year-old Mercy. She has been married for 10 wonderful years to her TV man husband, Andy, and Bo, the black lab pound puppy completes their family. Most days you’ll find Missy working part-time at a local non-profit, leading worship, and chasing after her children. In her spare time, she enjoys writing/composing music, connecting with other women who are also in the trenches of life, and finding time to get to the giant pile of laundry in the basement. Missy loves a good laugh, crime documentaries, coffee, and naps. She also writes about overcoming strongholds on her blog: Inching Toward Freedom

Non-Profit Spotlight: Parent Education Consortium

It's kind of funny how they just send you home from the hospital with this baby with full confidence that you can parent it.  Hilarious, really.  I have a Master's degree in this stuff...

One Day: A Letter to Myself on the Days I Am Drowning.

It's 3 a.m.  "Big" is in my bed--sideways, again.  I try and roll her over only to have her swing her arm into my face. 5:30.  "Little" roars like a dinosaur while running into the...

“Trash”-terpieces: Creating Art from Found Things

I LOVE TRASH!!!!!! Did anyone else remember that classic Oscar aria about his love for garbage?  Dude has a serious infatuation with all things discarded and I blame him for my children's love for raiding...

It’s Not Always Like a Lifetime Movie: Intimate Partner Violence Awareness

Sometimes we can't see what is right in front of us.  Sometimes, we are so conditioned to what we experience that the alternative seems...odd.  But, something inside us knows that what we are living...

School Choice Series: Why We Chose Public School

One of the cool things about living in 2019 is the vast array of options we have when educating our children.  Homeschooling, parochial schooling, un-schooling, non-religious private schooling....you get the point.  We have fantastic options,...
Park It

Park It! Part 2: Our Favorite Parks in Cedar Rapids

Oh my gosh.  Not only has this summer flown by, but I have discovered parts of the corridor that I, in my 16 years here, didn’t know existed!  For those just joining us, we...

Park It! Exploring Our Favorite Parks in Cedar Rapids

"Mom!  I have a great idea!  We should go find some new parks this summer!"   My 8 year old was on to something.  One of the things I love about  the Cedar Rapids area...

We’re All a Little Crazy: Real Talk About Mental Health Myths

"Oh my gosh, you'll never guess what my therapist told me this morning!" There we were, 3 professionals at work all comparing notes on what we've been learning in therapy like we were debriefing the...

Snip Snip! Your Essential Guide to His Vasectomy

It finally happened: we were done having babies.  It was bittersweet but we knew after having our second child that our family was complete.  I wasn't a fan of another c-section, nor was I...

Mamas Who Help, Here’s to You: A Toast to the Helping Professionals

March is National Social Work Month (shout out to my other SW sisters!), and I'd like to share my heart as someone in the helping profession who tries to balance that with the joy...