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Cathy M

Cathy Tuggle Maple was born in Birmingham and grew up in Forestdale. After graduating from the University of Alabama her heart told her Mt. Olive is home. There she resides with her husband of 17 years Tony, son Cory Davis 20, a student at UAB , daughters Molly, 15 and Jesilyn, 14 and rescue dogs Brody and Bailey. After a 15 year career in marketing Cathy considers it a blessing to have experienced being a single mom, a working mom and now a stay at home mom ( since Molly, born with Down syndrome is a runner who is inclined to escape, jump out windows etc.) One of her favorite quotes “You can have it all, just not all at the same time.” Cathy is an 8 year breast cancer survivor. She very recently lost her father unexpectedly and days later moved her Mom, who has Alzheimer’s, into assisted living. Cathy balances it all through her faith, chocolate, yoga, and by sharing her life experiences and hopefully a few laughs

Kindergarten :: It’s Not Too Late to Wait

If you are the parent of a little boy right at the birthdate cut off for public school, it’s not too late to wait. My son's birthday was a day before the deadline. He...

My Kids’ Activities :: What I Would Do Differently

Good job, moms. You made it through the dance recital and little league baseball season. What’s next? A summer full of All-Stars or ballet intensives? Something I Would Have Done Differently  Now that my three are all...

My mom’s in a nursing home . . . and right now, that’s okay.

When our dad passed away unexpectedly over a year ago, before COVID hit, it left us kids to care for our mom. With Alzheimer’s and other health issues, she requires full-time medical care. We got...

Merry Christmas, Mommas. You Are Going To Miss This.

It’s here. It got here quickly. Too quickly. The first Christmas without the hunt for the current toy trend or must-have, hard-to-find makeup palette. Not even endless whines and bargaining for an electronic device...

I Knew God Wasn’t Through with Us. Next . . . My Battle with...

October, the month I can’t decide what to hang on my door. Alabama football? Down syndrome awareness? Or a pink ribbon?   Our daughter has Down syndrome. At 10 weeks old, she had heart surgery....

Molly Moments :: Life with Our Daughter with Down Syndrome

Pregnant, doing yoga at the YMCA during my lunch break, I caught a glimpse of an employee. A young lady with Down syndrome. She rode the bus by herself to work. Focused on her...

Who Let the Dogs Out :: How to Get Lost Pets Back Home Quickly

Who let the dogs out? (You sang that, didn’t you?) We are home more than ever. Families are outdoors and spending more time with our pets. Animal fostering and adoptions have increased. Shelters have emptied....

Lessons Learned from an Unexpected Loss

I learned so much when I unexpectedly lost my dad. This pandemic hijacked my grief. Right at the peak of the anger phase. I wanted to share what I learned about life and the logistics...

Birmingham Moms Blog :: Introducing Cathy

Birmingham  I was born in Birmingham and grew up in Forestdale because it was close to my Dad’s work at ACIPCO. I credit my mom for teaching me back roads throughout the city. It comes...
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