Kim McNamara

Kim McNamara lives in Ontario Canada with her two young sons, Deaglan, Naveen, husband Shaune and cat Crash . She writes at The Child about her life as a mother, a wife, a brown skinned woman, raising biracial kids and being adopted with a mixture of love, laughter and - she hopes - humility.

My Blogs

The desperate needy one

Almost two months!I didn’t mean to stay away for so long. March got away from me and before I knew it, I was looking mid-April square in the eye. ...more

Often it's about getting out the door

This morning I was able to get Naveen to eat most of his scrambled eggs by promising he could wear his pajamas to the hockey rink. It was my third attempt at bribery. Candy and money were surprisingly ineffective ....more

When did this happen?

My university roommate once told me that for a while, her younger brother was calling their mother “Old Yeller”. She, her sisters and Mom could not figure out how he knew of the movie or the main character’s name. Finally they asked him, “Tyler, why do you call Mom Old Yeller?”“Because she’s old and she yells at me.” He was five ....more

This weather is making me hungry.

Yesterday after the gym, I ordered a heaping plate of deep fried potato wedges instead of green salad with my chicken breast. I doused them with vinegar and on the side plopped a good fat dollop of ketchup for dipping. I was a ninja getting back to my desk; short cuts and no eye contact ....more

The long road to Spring

We’re more than halfway through a new month of a brand new year and you’ll be comforted to know that nothing much has changed around here. Mornings are still harried as I race against the clock to get myself and two boys out the door looking our parts: me – business casual, them – ready for running, jumping and whatever they do that has worn out the knees on just about every pair of pants they own, all the while remembering everything it entails: a packed lunch and backpack, dry mittens, hats, zippers and snowpants,...more

You will be six on Christmas Eve

Dear Deaglan, Early this morning you shouted from your bed, “Mom! Is it time to get up yet?” I didn’t answer even though your loud question woke me from a dead sleep. “Mom!!” this time louder ....more

Jesus isn't the reason for our Christmas*

I took a sick day on Monday. ...more

That post I always write

I’ve been writing this post for a few weeks now. Sometimes in my head. Sometimes on the screen ....more

October and me

The problem with not posting in over a month is that it’s hard to know where to begin.Should I tell you first about the insomnia or...more

I'm no authority

I’m not sure I like being the authority on things. Lately I find myself defining things I’d rather not. Naveen is full of questions all the time ....more