Because two podcasts and two blogs are not enough, I give you The KIKI SHOW. This is going to be a (hopefully) 5-day a week 10-15 minute podcast where I chat about…WHATEVER. Consider this your new morning radio show—with fewer commercials. I feel like my blog has grown a little cool and distant from my […]
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To celebrate the end of summer with a big, cold, amazing hurrah AND to celebrate the return of Blue Bell, I’ve got a recipe so easy for you that you don’t even need a recipe. It’s like Doc said in Back to the Future: “Where we’re going, we don’t need roads recipes.” We’ll start with […]
I remember making this mental note before I got married: I want to speak more kindly to my husband than I do my dog. Seems like a small thing, right? Except that it isn’t. Because if you’re like me, you may know several couples who speak much more kindly to their dog. Or cat. Or […]
This face is how I see you. The huge eyes, full of wonder and a whole lot of mischief. There is a freshness to you, an innocence. Your life has been full of long, free days and your imagination has grown like a wild vine. I love watching you become. But on the eve of your first […]
This week at our MOPs (Mothers of Preschoolers) meeting, I got teary sharing that I am having a really hard time. Rob is gone on his last of four trips for the summer. Four kids at home all summer + four trips = a weary and exhausted and DONE mama. “I’m ready to quit my day […]
When you see a mom struggling with her kids in public, it is so hard to know what to do. After all, we aren’t all the same. Some people would rather have everyone ignore them, while some would really love a hand. No mom likes the side-eye and the clucking tongue of a stranger being […]
No matter when you are reading this post, chances are the internet has had something to say this week about children in restaurants. Whether that is a restaurant owner yelling in a child’s face or a different story—as long as there are parents, children, and restaurants, this will be a Thing. (It will also be […]
My mom and I were talking about lettuce wraps the other day (because what do YOU talk about with YOUR mom??) and I said, “I’ve never met a lettuce wrap I didn’t like.” Truer words have never been spoken. I feel like this is the thing that should go on a sign hanging on the […]
Am I the only one? This is the question we have in the late hours and the lonely hours and the witching hours before dinner. We question ourselves, our worth, our sanity, and how all those moms on Instagram and Pinterest make it look so easy. (Reality? Those moms have these moments too. They do.) They […]