Sandy was at a conference when she discovered she was the only mom in a breakout small group. After the professionals introduced themselves, their titles noted, Sandy introduced herself as “Sandy McKeown, M.O.M.” The group applauded and Sandy became the instant expert. Sandy continues to use this acronym to communicate her mentoring status (Mentor of Many) as well as to let others know she is a mom other moms and the experts turn to.
Sandy has been published in The Spirit of the Plains Magazine and is a contributing author to Laundry Tales to Lighten Your Load (August 2007), One Year Life Verse Devotional (September 2007) and Chicken Soup for the Chocolate Lover’s Soul (November 2007). She and her husband of three decades are the proud parents of five children, three with learning challenges: one child with Autism; one with Attention Deficit Disorder; and one with a Reading Disability, Epilepsy and Depression. By the grace of God, and despite the challenges the children have brought, their marriage has survived.
Their determination to rely on God has brought them through many difficult trials, ultimately preparing them to impact the lives of many parents who not only struggle with children who have learning disabilities, but also with those who struggle with the myriad of other challenges facing families today, including keeping marriages strong. Sandy uses life experience combined with powerful insight and creative humor to convey true hope to any audience.