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Katrina Willis "Table for Six"
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.

The Scary Query

October 28, 2014 | 11:53 AM
Like most human beings, we have a great deal going on in our lives right now. Some things I can write about, others not so much. But here's something: I just returned from a glorious week at the 2014 ...more>>

Rules for Dating My Daughter

October 08, 2014 | 11:40 AM
One thing I love about Facebook is keeping up with friends, relatives, and old neighbors that I no longer get to see on a regular basis. I especially enjoyed scrolling through the shots of all my kids' ...more>>

The Trouble with Teens

October 03, 2014 | 08:03 AM
Whenever I mention that I have three teenagers and one on the precipice, I tend to get responses like, "Whoa" and "Good luck with that" and "Better you than me." It surprises me, really, this attitude ...more>>

Feeding the Family

September 30, 2014 | 10:32 AM
I’m making dinner tonight. This may not seem like a great and noble feat to many of you, but then, you’ve probably never been subjected to my mad culinary skills (or lack thereof). Chris has to mold ...more>>

College Boy

September 23, 2014 | 09:06 AM
Seventeen short years ago, I reeked of spoiled milk. Our firstborn was a spitter-upper of epic proportions. We always advised friends and family to hold him facing outward, or they'd inevitably end up ...more>>

Turn, Turn, Turn

September 16, 2014 | 09:05 AM
Yesterday was the release of My Other Ex: Women's True Stories of Leaving and Losing Friends. It's a beautiful collection, penned by many gifted writers. What an honor it is to share these pages with ...more>>

It Doesn't Hurt to Smile

September 10, 2014 | 08:12 AM
"We shall never know all the good that a simple smile can do." ~ Mother Teresa The last time my 83-year-old mother-in-law visited, I asked how she was feeling. It's a valid question. She has, after all, ...more>>

In Celebration of Potatoes

September 09, 2014 | 08:08 AM
Our local high school Homecoming is fast approaching, so I asked the three oldest who planned to attend. Sam, of course, is all in. Gus, as usual, is on the fence. Mary Claire was an adamant when hell ...more>>

Stress Less

August 27, 2014 | 08:06 AM
On the way home from school yesterday, I was chatting with my three youngest kids about their day, their homework, their evening plans. And this theme kept repeating: "I'm so stressed out. I have so ...more>>

Cross-Country Friendship Lessons for My Daughter

August 25, 2014 | 11:33 AM
Living in three different states over the course of four years is a revelation in many ways. The experience shines a light on the people in our lives, on those who choose to stay… and on those who don’t. Proximity ...more>>

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