About Dana

Author, Noncustodial Mentor, Photographer, Unassisted Birth Advocate, Web Designer; graciously addicted to a messy homeschool life, my three little men, and the endless road. One simple girl, one complicated life. Yet it's a life that I wouldn't trade or change. My story is difficult, emotional, and sometimes unreal, but it's full of miracles, hope, victory, and one incredible God. Join with me on my journey, if you wish. I'm very human, and a woman. Those two things alone tell you everything, and may make you run the other direction. That's okay. Sometimes reality can be harsh. It sure is for me. I do promise, however, to tell the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth. You have been warned.

Quotable: Still I Rise

You may write me down in history with your bitter, twisted lies. You may trod me in the very dirt. But still, like dust, I rise.” Maya Angelou

Suicide, Abortion And Grace

Real Talk: I almost aborted this little guy. His pregnancy was very unexpected and even more unwanted. It was either that or suicide. I was sitting at the corner of hopeless and Broadway, at the lowest point of my […]

Quotable: Unashamed Anomaly

I am a noncustodial mom. That makes me an anomaly.” Dana Ross

Quotable: Suicide Is No Match

Suicide is no match for the Grace of redemption.” Dana Ross

Quotable: No Fear or Shame

There should be no fear or shame in the dignity of your experience.” Jack Kerouac

Quotable: Fighting Great Battles

“We all have a battle to fight. Don’t fight alone. Every time you share your story, a part of you finds healing and yet another part sweetly pushes you into the realm of personal greatness.” Dana Ross, Life Without […]

Why It Is Okay To Cry

There are tears and then there are tears – tears of joy, tears of happiness and tears of laughter; tears of pain, tears of change and tears of grief. Most of us can easily identify the differences just based […]

Quotable: You Can’t Buy Happiness

Love this guy!

“You can’t buy happiness with the currency of unhappiness.” James Altucher


Watch and read these words, especially the ones I have highlighted. But please don’t do it at work. ;)

Crowded hallways are the loneliest places
For outcasts and rebels
Or anyone who just dares to be different
And you’ve been trying for so […]

A Post Mother’s Day Word To Noncustodial Mom’s

I pray that each of you had a very wonderful Mother’s Day! Not all of you are friends with me on Facebook so I wanted to share with you what I wrote on Friday night:

“The boys gave me a […]