Bio: Chrystal is a Connecticut native residing in Waterbury with her son Preston. She is a full time non-profit Mental Health Worker helping families that have children diagnosed with mental illnesses and behavioral challenges. She has been in the non-profit arena for 14 years and is always looking for new and creative ways to further her career. Finding herself single and pregnant at 38 was a situation that she was not expecting, but knowing how much she desired to become a mother, she chose to take on this challenge. Having no idea what she was doing or how this choice would change her, she got in the drivers seat of her life, put both hands on the wheel and kept moving forward. In the past four years she has faced many challenges and experienced just as many rewards. Today she will tell you that motherhood has been the best ride of her life.

Tips for Other Working Moms: “ When you are a mother, you are never really alone in your thoughts. A mother always has to think twice, once for herself and once for her child.” ~Sophia Loren