About Me

My friend Talyaa threw down the “write a real ‘about me’ page” so I will try. Oh wait. There is no try, just do. Below will be my previous about me, but I’m a whole new person now.

My name is Dawn. I have lied about my age for many many years, but I will tell you now, and this will come as a shock to many of you – I am 38. Yes, Sarah. I am two days OLDER than you. Love Dawn.

Three faces of me.


I am twice married. One I do not talk about because he hurt me and I only talk about it when I think it will help the listener. It’s a piece of my life I shove in a box and try to ignore. The second is my beloved, Scout. Father to the Kaiser. I love him dearly but living together and trying to be happy married people was killing us both. I can’t speak for him, but I know I try harder at being a better partner to him now as a coparent than I ever did as a wife. This is sad, but this is truth.

I have a son. His name is Alex and he is six. It took us well into his fourth year to like each other, but at six, we love each other dearly. We have come the tritely phrased “full circle” and I finally love him like I think a mom should.

I have a mom. I love her and she drives me batshit crazy. Mostly love. But then the batshit. But she always has my back, no matter how many times I fall on my fucking assface, so there’s that.

I have a dad. But he is dead. And this is Father’s Day weekend which tears me apart in my dreams. Last night, I dreamed I walked into our old kitchen and my step-mom was there soaking morel mushrooms in salt water for him to fry. (His specialty – one of ‘em anyway.) I burst into sobbing tears. “I want him here, I want him here” but the words would not come out. My step mom held me in my dream until I woke up saying clearly “I want him HERE”, loud enough to wake me and M’love up. I miss you, Dad. Still kinda mad at you too, can’t lie. Talyaa will know. And so will I. And so will you, honestly.

“M’love”. He was “the boy” which was appropriate as he is 15 years my junior. Yes, ladies, you read that right. Fif-teen. Years. This usually brings the response of “NNNNICE!” or “You go girl!”. My sister in law was completely silent and finally said “well your apple didn’t fall from your dad’s tree at all.” Which made me laugh, because, try as I might to be something different, I am my father’s daughter. Just as I was done from the recovery of the Dude* and a couple other choice romantic fuckups, just as I was done with men, here comes M’love. All the most important things I have ever wanted, wrapped in a package I never would have ever expected. I’m told this is how it usually happens.

I would like to paint a perfect picture of me, but we’d all know that was bullshit. In the past day I’ve been a fight picking, twaffle of a hormonal, dear god period start and don’t be pregnant bitch. I’ve taken it out on M’love. Which after a lot of bourbon lemonade, I will again say, “I’m sorry, my love. I will be better later. Well. I hope I will be better later.”

I’ve finally slammed together a new life. I have friends – random creative types. I have work friends – who I hide this blog from in every feed I possibly can. I have a family I love. I have a future that I don’t know what it will bring, but if I can manage to not mucking muck it up, I think it will be okay. Like not being drunk and telling my Amanda to not be a stupid twunt when she messed up her tshirt project. Again. She laughed and flipped me off, but still. A second public apology. “I’m sorry I said that out loud. Or thought it at all. Please don’t kick me out. Ever. The End.”

Five Things I Want

A small home on land where my alpacas can roam.

Non stop orgasmic sex – every time.

A strong, hot body. (Note I did not say skinny or whatever. Strong. Because it will help me with my home, my pacas and with all that sex I would like to be good having.)

I want my two blogs updated biweekly and full of quality.

I want to be selling my creative things (alpaca fluffy and such knitted and vintage stuffalumps) and making more money.

*the Dude broke my heart, he no longer deserves more than a footnote on my about page, you can find his heinousness in my past posts though.

Contact Me

email – dawn224 at earthlink dot net

twitter – @kaisermommy

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(prior about me page, in case you were curious)

My name is Dawn and this is my blog. I have a toddler boy Alex, and two cats.

In my life before the titles of “wife” and “mommy” were added to my resume, I completed a Bachelors degree in Elementary/Early Childhood Education and a Masters degree in Speech Pathology and Audiology. I worked for three years in the special education department of a ginormous suburban high school. In the course of seven weeks we had a baby, finished a school year, cleaned out my desk, packed up our house, moved cross country, bought a house and moved in. The first weekend in our house we crashed out on our bed in our new bedroom and read copies of the final Harry Potter book. Alex napped and played between us while we devoured the last of the book. We eventually started unpacking. I am not yet finished.

I started this blog as Alex Year One on March 29th, 2007. I was pregnant with Alex and wanted a way to keep track of his first year. Which was a good idea, since the sleep deprivation was so severe that I don’t remember much of it.

I stuck with the Alex Year Two / Kaiser Alex bit through till March 29th, 2009. I decided it was time to pull the reigns back from my little dictator and the process of rebranding this bad boy begins.

In the meantime, Scout and I divorced in the most amicable way possible. He was grateful get his house back, I think.

I went through a whirlwind relationship with my long time friend/boyfriend/whatever aka “The Dude” that just wrapped up its latest chapter . . . badly and painfully.

Ten things you might want to know about me to help you decide if you want to stick around

1. I’m gonna cuss. When I was in Kindergarten, I thought I invented the word, “fuck”. Realistically, it was probably my dad. I still remember sitting by my play kitchen feeling it roll off my tongue. Little has changed.

2. I love me some Jesus, but you won’t catch me waving my arms in the air. I believe we all have our paths to take and I will support yours if you will support mine. That’s how I roll.

3. I’m short and kinda round with the Biggest Bewbs in Blogdom. No really. Check the “my people” page, I won an award and everything.

4. My dad died on my first blogversary. Talk about a buzz kill. I talk about that. I talk about death. He was a funeral director, come feel the irony with me.

5. I forget to post. Probably because I get caught up in trying to keep up with my house over at the best new blog of 2011.

6. I absolutely suck at replying to comments. I used to be so great at it. See #4.

7. I absolutely suck at visiting/reading/commenting on other blogs. I used to be so great at it. See #5.

8. I absolutely understand if you don’t want to invest your time in learning to love the stuffin’ out of my blog. See #6 and #7.

9. In my mind I am Laura Ingalls Wilder with a Kate Spade bag and high heels. In my reality I am so not.

10. This is more my mommy/housekeeping/screwing my head on domestic blog.

Contact Me

email – dawn224 at earthlink dot net

twitter – @kaisermommy

Public Relations, Reviews, Disclosure Policies, Business Stuff

Yes, I would love to talk to you about getting paid to review your product or post your advertisement.

All ads will be placed below the fold.


  1. Blogversary says:

    Hey I would love an invite to Fussypants forum. Thanks!

    Blogversary’s last blog post..with glasses and without

  2. TexasRed says:

    Love the new look! Will you add me to the People Who Love You?

  3. Modern Married Momma says:

    I love this: “I love me some Jesus, but you won?¢‚Ǩ‚Ñ¢t catch me waving my arms in the air. I believe we all have our paths to take and I will support yours if you will support mine. That?¢‚Ǩ‚Ñ¢s how I roll.”

    Me too, friend. Me too. Here’s proof: I got my Master’s degree in Eastern Classics but I read the bible every morning. I love the Buddha too though. And the Kama Sutra.

  4. Your post is very well crafted and I have learned. I’ve added your blog to my reading material. Thanks for the update!

  5. Hezzi says:

    Oh how I wish blogging was around to witness the crazy BS in my house and life about 10 years ago. I think I am going to start my own blog called “Middle Ages” even though I am 38,to blog about grown kids, my last teen and all the funny and not so funny family drama of the now and previous blended family nightma…uh, memories. I could sooooooo do this. So how do I keep my family from finding it on line??? I’d still like to see (some) of them on the holidays!

  6. VDog says:

    I love you beesh.

  7. MP says:

    I used to be your number one fan and click every single day..and then I got bad..and lost it.. I hardly ever blog I’m horrible about reading blogs anymore..even PW, DGM and Bossy who were 12 and 3 of my day. I feel guilty. It’s not that I don’t care it’s just that I got lost w/ it.. not sure why and not sure if/when it’s going to come back.I hope it does. Still love you! (in a non stalker non sexual way.. but i do like your bewbs..I voted for you)

  8. april says:

    sign me up. I am so subscribing to you.
    Thanks for letting me know i am not alone!

  9. Dawn(really) says:

    found you through hope4peyton. you had me at “fuck” i am in..

  10. Texan Mama says:

    Hey, I don’t mean to sound like a total d-bag or anything, but I’m trying to search around your website for something to read besides the about page and nothing’s loading. Is it me??? Have I broken your blog???

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