How do I love and look forward to Christmas so much…Continue reading “Taking Down the Christmas Tree”
Hello, Sensitive, Bookish Type readers. You might notice that I am not your usual host, Laura. Although we do share some similarities (curly hair, same degrees, mama of some cute kids, avid readers), we are different people, living in different lands. BUT, recently Laura asked if I would contribute to her blog on the semi-regular. I said, “Would I ever!?” I feel so honored to be included! So, here’s a little introduction.
My name is Kate and I am an illustrator, comic-maker, mama, wife. I just recently quit a full-time gig as a development director to spend a little more time with my kids before they want nothing to do with me, and also to pursue my illustration career more whole-heartedly through my moniker, Party Krill. I’ll be popping in here to share little illustrations, charts and lists on parenthood, and comics. Through those, I think you’ll get to know me pretty well. Maybe better than you wanted to. We’ll see. I’ll leave it at that for now and give you your first comic, which, like most of my comics, is based on a real conversation between me and my sweet, wild, impatient, hilarious son.
It seems like we always incur some sort of injury–physical or emotional–when we venture out in search of a pumpkin. If no one is crying when we get back in our car, I consider it an amazing outing. One for the books.
Mother’s Day is coming, so all this week I’ll be posting fabulous bits of advice from mothers of all walks of life–except maybe human. Human moms are boring.
“Perhaps the world’s second-worst crime is boredom; the first is being a bore.” –Cecil Beaton
“We could never learn to be brave and patient if there were only joy in the world.”
When I was a kid:
With my kids:
I wonder what my parents did with all that time in the evenings.