Appalachia Voices

I am a stay at home mother of two from Floyd County, Eastern Kentucky. When we had our babies, we were the happiest parents in the world. I had just graduated from college and had gotten an Associate Degree in the Arts (I had planned on finishing the RN program but never got to return to school). My husband Chris was working for North Star Mines. He had finished the Coal Careers program via Big Sandy Community and Technical College and we had a pretty decent savings. Our trailer is paid for and we felt that the logical next step was having babies. Little did we know everything would change for us.