Coming Soon – Ask MommyK8

It’s finally happening! In 2019, I’m going to launch my advice column: Ask MommyK8 right here on this website! I’m ironing out a few details, but I hope to get it running in the next few weeks. Why do I think I’m qualified to give advice? Well, I’m glad you asked. First off, people ask… Read More Coming Soon – Ask MommyK8


You Were Supposed to be 40 Today.

Today should be your 40th birthday, but it’s not. You didn’t make it past 35. That magic number we had always been terrified about. I’m supposed to call you today, and tease you about getting old. You would say that no matter how old you got, I would always be older. It is still true.… Read More You Were Supposed to be 40 Today.


My Possibly Illegal Holiday Gift Giving Guide

It’s holiday gift-guide time of the year again! Oprah has released her holiday gift guide. Gwyneth has released hers. Every other media outlet in the country is sure to be close behind.  I am not going to lie, I love looking at gift guides, but more from an anthropological view than as an actual guide.… Read More My Possibly Illegal Holiday Gift Giving Guide


Learning Is Embarrassing

WordPress has a new editor. I haven’t figured it out yet. Yesterday, I published a draft that was not the edited draft I intended to publish. The post was filled with grammatical and spelling errors. Good thing I obsessively read my own blog. Too bad I didn’t do it until this morning.  So, now you… Read More Learning Is Embarrassing

Behind The 'Gram, Kids, Living

Behind The ‘Gram: A Day At The Beach

Here’s the thing you must ask whenever consuming social media: who is the audience for this? Because, trust me, there is always an audience. Each time we take a picture or write a status update and hit post, there is an intention. Now, you may say, “I want to share it with the world,” or… Read More Behind The ‘Gram: A Day At The Beach

Kids, Living

The Scariest Halloween

My son was crying in the changing room mere moments before swimming class. “Why are you crying?” I asked. I assumed I hadn’t brought the right swimsuit, or something happened at school. “I don’t know what to be for Halloween.” I should have known. It was the day before Halloween, and both of my kids… Read More The Scariest Halloween