Hi! My name is Kelly. I am a happily married (to the GREATEST husband in the world!) wife, a (sometimes, heck , most of the time, frazzled) mother of two teenagers, who has a passion for speedskating (yes, I compete and yes I have the muscle to prove it), cycling (I am an animal on the bike- reason #1 why I DON’T compete in cycling), running (for pure fun), Starbucks coffee (the stronger the better!), good food, beer and wine (need I say more?).
When I turned 40, I was consumed with a new obsession for O.P.I. nail polish. Not sure why, since I never painted my nails before then. However, it has created an unbreakable common bond between mom and daughter, so I will keep it.
I worked in the corporate insurance world for longer than I care to admit then moved into non-profit association work, where I became a meetings & conference event planner, a job I found to be both extremely challenging and rewarding.
After being laid off in 2009, I decided to take a break and figure out what I wanted to be when I grew up. I wrote a children’s book that I will have published, someday. I also started Mom Got Blog to share stories on life as I see it along with the quirky ins-and-outs of daily life and being a parent of two active kids that have brought more joy to my life than I could ever express in words. So far, the journey has been pretty sweet! I have met some really great folks through my blog and for that I am so grateful.
What do I write about? Well, a little bit of everything-
Mom Got Blog will run stories on parenting, family, humor and daily life. Here you will find writing, photography, travel stories, how-to, and any reviews (books, movies, TV, products) that I find helpful in our household that I think you would enjoy too.
Mom Got Food will tap into my passion for cooking, baking and eating great food. This part of the blog was actually started under the name The Cook & The Baker, where I shared favorite family recipes. It was created for my kids so they would have the stories and the recipes they love written down. Somewhere along the way, more than family started following and I find that fascinating.
Mom Got Game will share my views and stories related to sports; being a huge sports enthusiast a lot of what I write has to do with what I like to play and my experiences with those that share the same passion. I believe that it is important for both your mind and body to keep as active as possible, for as long as possible.
So, Welcome! I am glad that you stopped by. Grab a cup of coffee and let’s get to know each other! Stay as long as you like and please, don’t be shy! Let me know what you like or don’t like (in a respectful way) in the comment section.
Have questions? Feel free to contact me at kelly [at] momgotblog [dot] com.