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

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...

“Not My Kid” and Other Lies I Told Myself Before I Had Kids

"I'll never let my kid eat fast food" "I'm going to do a vaginal, drug-free birth" "My baby will be exclusively breastfed.  No exceptions" "My kid would never be allowed to draw on my walls like THAT!" Does...

Online Grocery Shopping 101

  I have a love/hate relationship with grocery shopping.  I thoroughly enjoy the trips when I am sans children, yet take the opportunity to help build valuable life skills for my kids by making letting...
Life in the Slow Lane

Life in the Slow Lane: Refusing to Live an Overscheduled Life

So often when I ask a mama how life is treating her, I get something to the effect of, "You know, busy."  But why?  The most common justification of why someone is so busy...
Minivans: Never Say Never

Minivans: Never Say Never

I am the type of woman, who, in my child-less state, defiantly announced, "I will NEVER drive a minivan" After child #1 I, with great conviction I reaffirmed, "I will NEVER drive a minivan." Child #2...