About

Hi! I’m Katie. I’m a mom of three living in California. This lifestyle blog was born when I reinvented a creative outlet for myself in an effort to maintain some sanity. I love reading other blogs and getting inspiration from others. I hope I can return the favor here. My writing has been featured in The Mighty, Redbook, Good Housekeeping, Scary Mommy, Yahoo! Parenting and The Huffington Post. I’m primarily a Mom and House Manager. Everything else revolves around that. Those roles are a messy combination of elation, frustration, humor and compromise. I’m interested in everything and I am always seeking to learn more about anything. I have a self proclaimed PhD. in Googling. My goal is to share my successes and failures honestly and humorously. I hope you stick around and find something to love or laugh at!

  • Kalyn Mullis November 14, 2013 at 4:38 pm

    I love you. That is all.

  • Your Favorite November 11, 2015 at 1:36 am

    Xoxoxo

  • TM February 12, 2016 at 1:37 pm

    Loved your article about your baby’s beauty glow…

    My daughter started wearing glasses at 18 months and I realized very quickly that adults and others can be thoughtless or outright rude in what they say without meaning harm. But, words are powerful and even babies pick up on comments. When an adult would say something like what’s wrong that she wears glasses or why is she wearing glasses or something like that, I do not reply to the Q but instead with enthusiasm say something like “Aren’t her glasses neat, she loves them!” Or, “Yes, she is lucky to get to wear such cool glasses!” This usually stops them in their tracks, keeps it positive, and sends a positive message to my daughter. If they try to ask again, I repeat my statement….it shuts them right up. I think babies understand EVERYTHING. People need to focus more on the positive and what kids are blessed with.

    Your baby has a beautiful spirit that shines through the photo!!! Congratulations…

  • Tricia February 12, 2016 at 5:48 pm

    Oh my goodness! Your article about your daughters hemangioma brought tears to my eyes! My daughter, too, was born with a nasal hemangioma and it fully obstructed one nostril and drooped down to her top lip. I heard so many hurtful things her first few years; including “How did that happen to her?” As if I had hurt her. It was even more distressing when come age 4 (the promised age we’d see it “shrink”) it did nothing of the sort. It was the same. Physicians recommended we “do something” because kids in school are cruel. We decided it wasn’t worth the risk of a cosmetic procedure on a child so young. Eventually, she out grew it. Took until she was about 7 for it to recede to the point where it wasn’t the first thing you saw on her. It was not what we expected, at all. But I feel we have grown from it. Its still difficult for me to look back and see pictures from that time because of reliving the pain of the memories. I often wished I had contact with other parents going thru the same thing, someone to tell me it would be ok, and “it WILL go away”. I’m glad your family has found peace with it. She is beautiful and will be a strong young woman with a loving family like yours! 🙂

  • Wendy February 12, 2016 at 11:25 pm

    I read your article about your daughters birth mark. My daughter had a large on her lip. We went through many treatments. It brought back memory’s of stares, times of tears, times of laughter. What a time for my own growth. She is beautify grown woman now.

  • Connie February 15, 2016 at 7:18 am

    Thank you for a wonderful article about your daughter. I was born with a port wine stain birthmark that started above my left eye and went down to my jawline. By the time I was 5 it had shrunk to cover my cheek. I am now 45 and I remember vividly the questions and “concerns” of stranger and family “friends” It hurts a child in a way that is difficult to explain. Your daughter is very lucky to have you as her advocate so she can grow up in a positive uplifting environment.

    • twelveandsix February 15, 2016 at 7:23 am

      Thank you so much for this encouragement!