Friday, May 9, 2014

Friday Favorites

I'm a writer, right?  So why haven't I been posting many essays lately?

The truth is that I have been focused on a very special project, producing the Listen To Your Mother show here in Austin. I have the great fortune of witnessing every amazing story from auditions to showtime, and it's truly magical. Reading and hearing others tell their stories makes me better.

Also, I have a special Mother's Day post on Huffington Post today, and I'm proud to participate in the Postpartum Progress Mother's Day Rally for Moms' Mental Health, with a letter about my experiences with Postpartum Anxiety (PPA).  My essay will be online Sunday evening, after a full day of one every hour from other warrior moms.

This week was a stunning collection of beautiful surprises, from the show to a feature at the Erma Bombeck workshop site. And the announcement that I was named a BlogHer Voice of the Year - I will be reading one of my posts in front of a 2,500+ crowd in San Jose this July - to be chosen as one of 12 readers out of over 2,000 entries is blowing my mind. 

In the meantime, I'm reading some great work on the web.  These are some of my favorites.  Happy weekend, everyone!


This tender and sweet essay by Rob Lowe - yes, the Rob Lowe of The Outsiders and so many other movies - about sending his son off to college is breathtaking.  The love he clearly shows here is beautiful.

Laura's husband is guest posting on her site about seeing the here and now through his little boys. I know it's close to mother's day, but this essay and the one above it remind me about the benefits of having a supportive partner - it takes a village.

This heartbreaking post from Heather King, a good friend of mine, is eye opening and crushing but also beautifully real.  Please send her all of your good thoughts as she figures out what comes next.


On believing in magic via your children, from Kate at The Big Piece of Cake.

Andrea Mowery is a thoughtful and hilarious writer, and I loved this post about watching her kids grow up and being startled by how quickly it happens.

A great big thank you to Casey Chapman Ross Photography for the photo, above; and to Chevrolet and BlogHer for our national sponsorships for LTYM. 



  1. Awww! Thank you for sharing Dan's post. I hope I get a chance to check out all the other wonderful links.

    Congrats on getting through LTYM! I am sure it was beautiful and busy! :)

  2. Congratulations on VOTY!! That is huge! Bravo. So happy for you and so, so richly deserved. I love these roundups. Thank you xoxo

  3. Congratulations on VOTY AND LTYM, Kristin!
    Thank you for sharing those posts - they are truly wonderful. Rob Lowe's piece is easily one of my favorite reads of the year.

  4. So much goodness! Congrats on all of it - VOTY, LTYM and your Erma piece! I hope you've been able to savor it all. I also love the links.

  5. I thought I thanked you for including me in this wonderful list. I may have, but just in case, Thank You!

    I'm humbled to be mentioned here. Rob Lowe? Wow! xoxo


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