Kristin Alexander

I’m a self-proclaimed city girl living a decidedly more rural life with my husband, our daughter, and a black cat named Boo in the eastern panhandle of West Virginia – or as I like to spin it, the far western suburbs of Washington, D.C. Often sarcastic, occasionally poignant, frequently self-deprecating and always heartfelt, my blog, What She Said, is a “niche-less” blend of family, life, and humor. Because if I didn’t laugh, I’d cry. 

On the Road

Greetings from frigid Pittsburgh! I must say, you Steelers fans are a spirited bunch. In addition to your Terrible Towels®, you’ve also painted all your bridges yellow. That’s cute. But also a little weird ....more

Breaking News: I Am Not 22

Today is my birthday ....more

Blogger Fears Public Speaking, Auditions for LTYM

On May 6, 2012, I gave myself an early Mother’s Day gift – an afternoon to myself – and drove into Arlington to attend the inaugural production of Listen to Your Mother – D.C ....more

Science According to a Three-Year-Old

It’s been firmly established that I cannot do the maths. So, it should come as no surprise that I also struggled in its academic counterpart – science ....more

Friday Tapas: The One With the Samoas

Ever felt like you needed a weekend to recover from your weekend? That’s been me all week, following a brief but busy (they always are) trip home to Richmond last weekend, presumably to celebrate my upcoming birthday ....more

If You’re Happy, Do You Know It?

I had a dream recently. A very vivid and strangely emotional dream about an ex-boyfriend that left me feeling guilty, confused, and utterly unnerved ....more

Friday Tapas: The One Where I’m Grumpy and Jaded

It’s that time of year again – when winter starts to perform its annual mindfu… er, take its toll ....more

Love Me, Love My Cat

It’s fairly well-documented that neither Jim nor I are big on celebrating Valentine’s Day. And Lil’ Bit, for her part, seems more excited about the cardboard mailbox she decorated at school in anticipation of the big day than the actual Valentines that will go in it. Besides, she’s still playing the field ....more

This Is Three

Three is a strange age. A roller coaster ride of whims and emotions that change from one minute to the next – literally – it is a challenging and often frustrating age to be sure. But it’s also adorable, hilarious, and dare I even say… fun? Words cannot do it justice; in order to capture the true essence of three, you need to see it in action. Witness the following clip, in which my darling spawn runs a gamut of ...more

Friday Tapas: The One With the Cheese Toast

Here we are on the cusp of yet another weekend… and I, for one, will be kicking it off by taking my child to her very first dental appointment. Admittedly, I’m a tad nervous about this ....more