Kelly DeBie

I am a writer, a doula and a photographer.  A wife, a sister, a daughter, a mother and a friend.  I'm officially a member of the sandwich generation, trying to figure out how to keep it together.  Come along for the's rarely dull around here.

My Blogs

Things, they are a changing...

I'm sitting in the waiting room of the orthodontist's office right now. Yes, I am the person who brings my laptop places like doctor's offices and coffee shops and on the sidelines of fields.I'll be here a while this morning.The Oldest is getting his braces put on as I type these words.We knew it would be this summer. We'd been planning it for years, actually ....more

Parents, Parents, Parents....

When I was writing about the border crisis yesterday, I had one of those lightbulb moments. If you are a writer or a blogger, you'll know just what I mean....more

Things That Piss Me Off Tuesday - the border wars edition

Hi there you guys. I think I am suffering from a legitimate case of pissed-off-fatigue. It's been just over a week since the Hobby Lobby ruling came down and it's turned into the clusterfuck Justice Ginsburg predicted it would.I love that woman....sorry, I'm using the swears today.. ....more

On this road...

I slept soundly last night, something that happens with less and less frequency these days.The fact that I can sleep now without being awoken by horrible nightmares, that I wasn't kept awake all night by unrelenting insomnia, progress.These past years I have walked a road, one that I wouldn't wish on my worst enemies.It was a road I never thought I would have to walk, one I didn't walk by choice. There was no intention or volition on my part when it came to how I found myself on that long and winding road.It is a road that though I never anticipated walking, a road I never understood until I found it beneath my feet. I believed that I could predict what I would do if I ever had to walk it...and I was wrong ....more

Patriotism in Chaos

Last year on this day, I wrote one of my more brutally honest posts about how I feel about the way things are in this country of ours.My opinions haven't changed, in fact I've dug my heels in and fought harder as things only continued to get worse.This hasn't been a good week for my patriotism in many ways, it's solidified my convictions in others. I'm beyond frustrated with the Supreme Court's ruling in the Hobby Lobby case and the more I think about it the angrier I get. In just the few days since it came down, it's become glaringly obvious that the so-called narrow holding isn't.All forms of birth control can now be excluded from insurance, not just the four specific forms that were objected to in the case ....more

Summer School of Rock ~ Red Hot Chili Peppers

Hey, hey, hey look at that...I'm actually getting to another band in a timely fashion, which truth be told...more

The Stories These Could Tell...

A box arrived at our house today. Inside the packaging, two familiar red and black boxes containing the shoes that we'd agonized over for hours last week....more

Things That Piss Me Off Tuesday ~ the quick and dirty round up edition

Howdy. I spent hours and hours yesterday and today getting the photography challenge contest post ready, so I haven't had a chance to write this until now. I decided this week that I wanted to share with you all the stories that people have sent me this week, either asking for my opinion about what happened or wanting me to yell and throw things.So, let's do this.Such is a week in the life of a current events blogger.(Seriously you guys, ...more

4th Annual Photography Challenge Contest!!!

It's time! All the hard work that you've all put in for the last 30 days is about to pay off! Thank you all for participating!It is always hard to choose photos for the contest with so many wonderful submissions!These are the 25 nominees for the contest....more

Summer Curriculum, Week 6

Hi there! We have a few things to catch up on before we can get to the plans for this week, but since all the kids are home and healthy at the moment, I think we will be able to do it.We have a couple of chapters left in Huckleberry Finn left to read, then will watch the movie. I also need to get through Maleficent with Mini Me.Here's what we have planned for the week.Week 6, June 30-July 6Book:...more