In a quiet little place called Green River, the Mudd family is about to become newsworthy, ready or not.
Catharine Mudd is a 42-year-old homemaker who lives with her husband Lou and their two children, Anna and Michael.
And when she answered the phone, she said she didn't think she had an interesting story, being a homemaker and all.
And yet, her story is one probably a lot of mothers will relate to.
"Those of us who went to college and got careers and got degrees - we define ourselves by those titles. Now if we don't have that anymore, and we stay at home with our kids, and we do the mundane stuff that has to get done, then who are we?" asks Mudd.
Welcome to her quandary. Somehow she lost her identity somewhere between her master's degree in education and her mindless work around the house.
"Well, this is one of the age-old problems: How do you fold a fitted sheet?" she wonders as she stares at the piece of fabric. "When I used to work, I had so many more important things to think about," she adds.
Mudd used to work with her husband. She ran the business side of their photo studio. But she quit about a year and a half ago to spend more time with Anna and Michael, who has cerebral palsy.
"When I wasn't with them all the time, when they were in daycare, that's all I wanted. That's all I wanted was to be able to do that. And now that I have that.OK, is that enough? I mean, it's great. But is that enough?" she asks herself.
And she says she finds asking herself constantly if that's all there is. 'Am I just here to raise great kids and nothing else?' Of course the question is rhetorical, but there may be an answer.
And it may be right under her roof.
"I don't think Mom wants another job. Like there might be something you want but you don't get it. And then later you realize that you didn't even need it in the first place," her son Michael says.
Mudd may or may not come to that conclusion on her own. But when her kids are grown and gone, she probably won't wonder anymore if this is all there is to life. By then she'll probably know it.
Next stop? Somewhere near Pittsburgh.
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