Ever since I can remember holding a pen, I remember writing. Words are my constant companion, my solace, my connection to humanity. I write because I must, but I also write to share a common experience. If one of my sentences makes you feel like you are not alone in this wide world, then I have done my job. We have so much to share as human beings, don’t we? Thank you for letting me share my words.
February 27, 2014 | 10:22 PM
In recognition of National Eating Disorders Awareness week…
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My relationship with food and with my body is complicated, slippery, broken. My ability to deal with it from a place of reason and intellect
Life Lessons from My Eight-Year-Old Self
February 25, 2014 | 04:36 PM
The autobiography I penned at age eight begins with this:
"How it all started… When I was young I had some troubles. I had started to grow up to be a very spastic child. Every time I got mad I held my
February 14, 2014 | 07:24 AM
I hear it said to mothers of young kids all the time: You're gonna miss this when they're teens.
But here's my counter-argument: Maybe you won't.
Sure, every once in a while, I long for the
February 04, 2014 | 07:45 AM
My former hometown lost a mother this week. I know we lose mothers every week (every day, every second..), but this one I knew. Sort of. I didn't know her well, but our paths once crossed every Monday,
Thoughts on Parenting, Single or Otherwise
January 30, 2014 | 10:56 AM
My "Expected Grace" post (http://katrinaannewillis.com/2013/08/11/expected-grace/) went a little viral over the past two months. Over a million people have read it. One million! (Yes, I'm holding my pinky
Things That Make Me Cry
January 29, 2014 | 07:00 PM
All the things.
Every. Single. Thing.
I'm a crier -- a messy, red-nosed, puffy-faced crier. I cry happy tears, sad tears, grateful tears, angry tears, scared tears, confused tears. I cry them all.
January 22, 2014 | 12:49 PM
My kids often remind me of the hyenas in "The Lion King." The maniacal laughter, the irreverence, the bad jokes, the drooling, the food scavenging, the mange. One minute, they're in sync and united to
January 08, 2014 | 12:21 PM
It is her birthday today, my Mama. And also, Elvis's.
I always have to do the math. Mom had me when she was 30… I am 43… that makes her 73 today.
73 years is a long time to be loved unconditionally,
Hands Free Mama: A Book Review
January 06, 2014 | 12:32 PM
I was first introduced to Rachel Macy Stafford (http://www.handsfreemama.com) when she posted "A Letter to My 16-Year-Old Son" (http://katrinaannewillis.com/2013/05/23/a-letter-to-my-16-year-old-son/)
In With the New
January 02, 2014 | 02:53 PM
I didn't send Christmas cards this year. I haven't sent them in a few years. We took family pictures when we first arrived in Mississippi, and I still have 200 of them sitting in a fat photo envelope.