Kimberly Hosey

I'm a writer, editor, reporter, photographer, explorer, hiker, parent, wife, bug lover, critter collector, and bird dropping receptacle. Sometimes all in the same day.

 

I live in the Arizona desert. I blog at Arizona Writer, where I cover parenting, nature, travel, and somes political issues. It's an interesting combination. Basically, I chronicle my son's growing up (and my own) in our lively corner of the world, through writing and pictures. Also, I really like spiders.

Top 13 Words to Stop Saying in 2013

After posting the Top 20 Words to Revive in 2013, Laura's hubbie got to thinking about words that should be buried and forgotten in 2013. (Okay, let's be honest, FOREVER.) Indulging the hubs, Laura presented 13 instead of 20 because...well, it was time to clean the kitchen:Irregardless...more
Oh my god. People other than that one annoying mom at my son's school say "anyways" and "I ...more

Stop Inviting My Kid to Church: Religion Is Not for Children

Recently, a few of Miss N's friends have been sincerely inviting her to church. This part will be touchy for people who do not believe the same as we do and I respect that; I'll raise my kids and you can raise yours. I do not think religion is for children. I think that they should be exposed to the beliefs of all people, and while I will tell my children "this is what Mommy and Daddy believe," I do not expect her to believe the same thing. I'll ask Miss N what she thinks -- and she has some really amazing thoughts on the matter -- but I will not tell her she is wrong if she disagrees with me about the big beliefs....more
Gosh, MsJoyFG; I think we're kindred spirits.   I think you're doing it exactly right. ...more

Photography: Tips for Shooting Fast Movers

What's the most ordinary flower you can think of? In fact, what's the most ordinary weed you can think of? Dandelions, right? What's beautiful about dandelions? To a child... everything....more
 @JennaHatfield Of COURSE I loved that one! :-) Hooray for bonus spiders! (My son's term.)more

Photography: Tips for Shooting Fast Movers

What's the most ordinary flower you can think of? In fact, what's the most ordinary weed you can think of? Dandelions, right? What's beautiful about dandelions? To a child... everything....more
These are simply wonderful. Great tips! Thank you for the inspiration as well. I'm getting my ...more