Kaiser Mommy

Choose Joy. Every Time.

39 years, 364 days

Looking ahead to 1:27am, the 24th of February 2015 … that monumental age change … that awful thought that someone could put an ad in the paper with a birthday greeting of “Lordy Lordy looks who’s ….” I can’t even finish that thought. I never claimed 30. Never coped with that age change. I went from 27 to … something in my 30s, only after claiming 27 long enough that everyone was in.. Read More

Talyaa Liera

My teacher Talyaa has lasers in her brain. Isn’t that a lovely opening line? Attention getting, makes you postulate “what on earth is going on?” My teacher Talyaa lived in a cocoon named Karen Murphy for decades. When I met her she was a Type A, Montessori doll sewing mom. She had a growing mommy blogger internet presence and wrote for Strollerderby. At the time, that was all the cool kid cred anyone.. Read More

Susan Niebur

Life is given to each of us.  We each get one shot at this sucker, and we are never really told that it will be fair. ~Susan Niebur Once upon a time, there was a blogger named Sam who was diagnosed with cancer. It was just as I came into blogging and I wasn’t sure what was up with all the “Team Whymommy” buttons on all these blogs. Sam’s name was actually Susan,.. Read More

NaBloPoMo #Fail

I was all about GoBloMeMoFo 2014. Even if I had to post a couple at a time to make up for it, I was liking being in the groove of writing – even if I was hating the process of blogging on an iPad. I bought an old laptop so I could at least have an easier way to work, and then I broke. Ferguson happened and the internet blew up and no.. Read More

Cold and Gone

Okay so technically not a person I saw today. It’s a name I saw today. I was working on genealogy and it’s only when I spin any kind of story that these people become remotely real. This is about the daughter of my great great (etc) grandmother – from her 2nd family after my great great (etc) grandfather’s father died. I’m alive only because people died. Well loved mothers and fathers, wives and.. Read More

Embarrasshitting Moment

My most embarrassing moment . . . I had to think on it  . . . I’m so prone to the awkward that I miss the embarrassing. I thought about the time I bled through my white shorts in the Walmarts and my mom made me walk around with her purse covering my ass . . . The time I put my lunch ticket in my awesome Kangaroo shoes and then couldn’t get.. Read More