Overextended.

“to extend or expand beyond a safe or reasonable point” Tuesday morning, 5:30 am. Mommy…mommy…you can hear the whispers. As you pry your groggy eyes open(ish) through the ridiculously early morning darkness, you make out what appears to be your 3-year-old pleading for some grapes…peeeeeeez. You stumble your way to the kitchen, tripping over a scattering of Tonka trucks…

Spilling beans. Letting cats out of bags.

I’ve been sitting on a little not-so-well-kept secret for the past couple of months. Figured it’d be fun to kick off the new year by sharing a little news. With the help of the incredibly kind people at Orange Hat Publishing, I’m thrilled to announce I’ll be publishing my first children’s book, “Forever In Your…

What Is It About Those Golden Girls?

Maybe it’s your mom, sister, brother, roommate or that weirdo coworker with the Betty White calendar (complete with centerfold collage) in her office…ok maybe that’s just weirdo me. Whoever it may be, chances are you know at least one, true, diehard, love-everything-about-them, Golden Girls fanatic. Every Golden Girls fan has their nostalgic reasons behind their love….

7 Tips for Raising Boys…While We Have Them

After six years into this mother of boys gig, I’ve come to know a thing or two. The biggest of which, is that I actually know nothing. But despite my utter cluelessness, I do have a few tips for my fellow halfway-to-crazy parents raising these tiny tornadoes called boys. Watch out for little landmines of Legos…and pee.Seriously,…

From One Exhausted Mom to Another

Hey girl, I feel your pain. The pure exhaustion is setting in, taking over every part of you. I feel. your. pain. Today’s one of those days you’re so tired that if there was a breathalyzer for delirium, you’re pretty sure you’d blow a million point a million. Maybe you were up all night with…

Joan Didion

She made it look so cool. So easy. So beautiful it breaks your heart. Thanks for sharing your art with us. Rest easy.

Reinventing

We may have made acquaintance some years ago, when I started a just-for-fun blog called “Words by Me, Katie Z“. Well it’s been a few years and while we had some fun, got re-published on a few cool sites (thanks Roseanne and She Knows), it’s come time to refresh, refocus, and reinvent this little writing…