catapult magazine

catapult magazine


Family & Relationships

Nurturing community

Lessons from a lifetime lived in connection with friends and family.


Living the homemade life

How a forced transition became a welcome change.

Christmas Adam

A homemade neighborhood tradition engages local kids.


For the love of music

Looking back on a formative childhood decision.

Schmotzer’s never...

Reconsidering a family trait for persistence.


Sharing a bathroom with sisters

The joys and challenges of sharing space and limited privacy.

(Dis)comfort food

Remembering a mother’s edible expressions of love.


A masterpiece

Debunking the creative “haves” and “have-nots” from an early age.

Reimagining the picture

Making art as a practice for creating a new family.


A different kind of mom

The quest to belong as a mother of special needs children.