Celebrating Love

“Later that day I got to thinking about relationships. There are those that open you up to something new and exotic, those that are old and familiar, those that bring up lots of questions, those that bring you somewhere unexpected, those that bring you far from where you started, and those that bring you back. But the most exciting, challenging and significant relationship of all is the one you have with yourself.” - Carrie Brashaw...more

The Karate Kid, Mini-dresses and Body Image

A couple of weeks ago Juniper earned a yellow belt in Tae Kwon Do. She's been really into karate lately - in being strong and capable. She likes to pretend to be the hero and "saves" little Wyatt (and/or the dogs) from all sorts of harrowing situations. So yesterday, while we sat around waiting for the roast to roast, we found ourselves on our worn-in, buttercream leather couch watching The Karate Kid. ...more

How a Little Media Literacy Can Help Prevent Another Steubenville

Almost two months ago, I was invited to the San Antonio Living show to talk about the commercials that aired during the Super Bowl, but more specifically about body image and how some of those commercials might adversely affect girls' and women's self-image. I had a lot of fun doing the show, despite my nerves (it was my first time appearing on any morning show, speaking as an expert on this topic) and I'm really proud of myself for having ...more

Celebrate Valentine's Day By Teaching Your Daughter A 'Love Yourself' Ritual

Valentine's Day is pretty much a non-event at our house. Until this year. Juniper is finally old enough to notice holidays and so we've been kind of roped into this whole culturally dictated day of celebrating love. Which is no big deal, really. But it kind of is. If you think about it, our expectations of love - romantic love - are kind of internalized at a really young age....more

Celebrate Valentine's Day By Teaching Your Daughter A 'Love Yourself' Ritual

Valentine's Day is pretty much a non-event at our house. Until this year. Juniper is finally old enough to notice holidays and so we've been kind of roped into this whole culturally dictated day of celebrating love. Which is no big deal, really. But it kind of is. ...more

What's In A Name?

Today, 36 years ago, I popped out of my mother's womb and while I was still a wet and slimy little 9 pounds of flesh, my parental units took one look at me, held me to the high heavens and exclaimed, "She shall be named Kim!" (whether or not this really did happen is unbeknownst to me). ...more

In Gratitude of Motherhood and a Husband of Badassery

There was a time in my life, not too long ago, that the last thing I'd ever be grateful for is motherhood. But there's something about the pain of squeezing an eight pound muffin out of my vagina hole that gifted me with perspective. Transformative perspective. And a large set of cojones ....more

In Gratitude of Motherhood and a Husband of Badassery

There was a time in my life, not too long ago, that the last thing I’d ever be grateful for is motherhood. But there’s something about the pain of squeezing an eight pound muffin out of my vagina hole that gifted me with perspective. Transformative perspective. And a large set of cojones ....more

Thirteen Weeks.

It's been thirteen weeks since Wyatt was born and I figure it's about time that I introduce him to you. Internets, meet the W: Isn't he just the best? I know, I know. I'm the boy's mom, for goodness sake. But still. He is rawther perfect, right? Nothing can take away the feeling of new parentdom. Except maybe one thing ....more

Thirteen Weeks.

It’s been thirteen weeks since Wyatt was born and I figure it’s about time that I introduce him to you. Internets, meet the W: ...more