Katy Maher is a helper, writer and (until Covid-19) full-time working mom living in Chicago. She has blogged for a thousand years. Her work has been published through Chicago Now as “I Got a Dumpster Family”, and has had work published through Red Tricycle and Twiniversity.

She worked for a recruiting firm in downtown Chicago for almost 19 years until she was laid off due to Covid-19.  She spent much of her time in the Sears Tower (you heard me), working from home, the train, and waiting to pick up kids from school – have laptop will travel! In her former lives she was an actress, a figure skater, a singing server and a donut counter coffee slinger. Eventually she will be working again but for now, remote schooling and her two angel children take up her days and what a bonus that is!

Katy had her last drink of alcohol on October 4th, 2001, and her life has been forever changed because of that decision to get sober. She tries her best to share her experience, strength and hope to help others to recover. It is possible! She writes of recovery, sobriety, anxiety & depression, parenting twins and how to move on with our lives – joyfully and gratefully – one day at a time.

In 2009, she married her husband and they tried to have a baby. They could not due to various factors. In 2012, she went through the intense process of IVF and got pregnant with twins – a boy and a girl – brought to us by science, hope, and love. Those babies are now 8 years old and in 2nd grade in Chicago Public Schools. Katy is 47 years old and doing her best to keep up and enjoy as many of these normal everyday moments as possible and then write about them to share with all of you.